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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways – Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Being the week of EID, I thought I will use the photographs of one of the largest mosques of the world, Jama Masjid, in Delhi. I had shot it extensively during the Friday prayers of EID.

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Persian: مسجد جھان نما, Devanagari: मस्जिद जहान नुमा, the ‘World-reflecting Mosque’), commonly known as the Jama Masjid (Hindi: जामा मस्जिद, Urdu: جامع مسجد‎) of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. Construction began in 1650 and was completed in 1656. It lies at the beginning of the Chawri Bazar Road, a very busy central street of Old Delhi. The later name, Jama Masjid, refers to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done in a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “jāma masjid”. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deer skin.

I am presenting here two stunning pairs, each with two perspectives (one from floor-level, the other – Aerial)

A. The Façade of the Main Mosque in the complex

The Façade of the Main Mosque Structure from the top of the Main entrance

The Façade of the Main Structure from the floor level in open court yard

B. The Main Entrance seen from the Main Mosque

The Façade of the Main Entrance from the Main Mosque at floor level

The Façade of the Main Entrance from the top of the Minaret of the Main Mosque

I also did an inspiring posting POWER OF FAITH. Make sure you click on POWER OF FAITH, visit it and leave your precious feedback.

Looking forward to your kind feedback and sharing!


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