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Jama Masjid Jama Masjid is a marvellous architecture marvel in India. Built by Moughals emperor Shahjahan it screams of the Moughal architecture. Jama Masjid is at two places in India, main is at Delhi near Red fort and the other is in Ahmadabad. It is one of the largest mosques in the whole country.

Jama Masjid was built by more than 5000 artisans at a time appointed by Shahjahan and it was completed in 6 years after its start. It is believed that Shahjahan cut the fingers of the artisans so no other Jama masjid or Taj mahal could be built. It was tastefully designed by the Moughal architect Ostad Khalil.

The mosque has 2 minarets, three gateways and four towers. The main entrance is on the eastern side while other entrances are on south and north. Persian style of architecture was known for its huge galleries and widows, domes and airy rooms, all of which can be seen in the Jama Masjid.

It is carved with minute details on the ceilings and walls at all places. This adds to the elegance and still people from all castes and creed come to visit the Jama masjid to relive the Moughal Era.

Verses from the Holy book of Koran have been carved on the walls of the mosque. A place is also reserved for Mohammad's sacred chappals, his relics written on deer skin, and his hair from his beard are preserved on a white marble stone.

Jama Masjid in Ahmadabad was built in 1423 A.D. This shrine depicts Hindu style of architecture and was made out of yellow stone. The domes which number up to 15 reminds of the Muslim, especially Persian style of building.

This is perfect combination of both the styles that were prevalent. This temple talks a lot about the kings that ruled during that Era as it has a mixed architecture style to it.

Both the masterpieces are a worth visit to get immersed in the beauty of manmade art.

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Date Added: 25 January '10

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