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Title: Jama Masjid, Delhi
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The Jama Masjid or the old name “Masjid-i Jahān-Numā” is huge Mosque or can be said to be the biggest mosques in India. The wonderful places of India include the name of the Jama Masjid as a treasure of the walled city or the Old Delhi City.

The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got it made with a cost of Approximately Rupees 10 lakh or one million from 1644 to 1656. It was inducted and inaugurated by an IMAM who hailed from Bukhara, Nowadays known as Uzbekistan. The mosque has three big and great gates and the construction got completed in 1656 AD i.e. it took more than 6 years to be built. It has four towers and two Minarets of height about 40 m, constructed with Red Sandstone and white Marble. The courtyard is too big to accommodate 25,000 persons or more. The Jama Masjid has three domes and they are enclosed by two Minarets on its terrace. The black borders are prominent on the floor for as many as 899 participants and worshippers. The great emperor Shah Jahan got Jama Masjid built on Architectural plan and theme of Badshahi Masjid, constructed by his Son Aurangzeb at Lahore, in Pakistan.