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- Address: Jama Masjid Road, Kinari Bazar, Hing ki Mandi, Mantola, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1123365358
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Heritage Building
Jama Masjid - Review
The Jama Masjid is an assembling mosque for vast groups of followers, which was built by Sheikh Salim Chisti, and was among the architects which were the first creations of Fatehpur Sikri. It has the traditional design of a mosque, having the main nave with a central dome and large courtyard halls on each of the sides. There are two chamber halls square in shape which are adorned on the top with domes. The design of the place certainly makes it a sight to be beheld.
Engravings of quibla decorate the central court hall along with other chambers. The facade and the porch are supported by pillars built of sandstone, and the entrance consists of three arched gateways with panelled frames and topped by five structures named chhatris. The central courtyard exhibits the usage of glazed tiles along with intrinsic works on mosaics of coloured stones. There are traditional golden engravings and scriptures upon a royal blue backdrop. The interior of the walls are adorned with designed flowers in watercolour. The Jama Masjid is a serene place of worship incomparable to another in India making it a must visit for the culture-seeker.
Jama Masjid Information
- The exterior panels upon the archways and the outlines of the arches are traditionally painted.
- Both the larger and the smaller domes of the mosque are structurally supported by several corbelled pendentives.
- Entry to Masjid is not allowed during prayer time.
Jama Masjid Ticket Prices
- Free entry
How To reach Jama Masjid by Public Transport
- By Bus: PWD bus station is a short walk away.
- By Train: Agra Fort Railway station is very close by.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi/rickshaw.
Restaurants Near Jama Masjid
- Bikanerwala Ashoka Restaurant
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95% of people who visit Agra include Jama Masjid in their plan
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30.78% of people start their Jama Masjid visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
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People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jama Masjid
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You can see a very pleasant atmosphere here. There are monkeys,pigeons , squirrels and some other animals which add an extra effect to the beauty of this mosque. This was built by Shah Jahan in between 1644 and 1656. A man near that mosque said that our wishes will come true by pouring some milk in vessels in the mosque, for the cats to drink it. The tea just outside the mosque is wonderful.
Three tombed structure. Fine architecture. One of the biggest mosque in India. Patterned designs made from white marble on red sandstone on the tomb structures.
The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Persian/Urdu: مسجدِ جہاں نما, Devnagri: मस्जिद जहान नुमा, the 'World-reflecting Mosque'), commonly known as the Jama Masjiddevnagrii: जामा मस्जिद, Urdu: جامع مسجد) of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 metres high minarets constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 people . There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan's son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid.
The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Persian/Urdu: مسجدِ جہاں نما, Devnagri: मस्जिद जहान नुमा, the 'World-reflecting Mosque'), commonly known as the Jama Masjid devnagrii: जामा मस्जिद, Urdu: جامع مسجد) of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan.The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 metres high minarets constructed with strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 people . There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets. On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan's son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid. HistoryEdit Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Jama Masjid between 1644 and 1656. It was constructed by more than 5000 workers. It was originally called Masjid-i-Jahan Numa, meaning 'mosque commanding view of the world'. The construction was done under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, wazir (or prime minister) during Shah Jahan's reign. The cost of the construction at the time was one million Rupees. Shah Jahan also built the Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi, which stands opposite the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD (1066 AH). The mosque was inaugurated by an Imam Bukhari, a mullah from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, on 23 July 1656, on the invitation from Shah Jahan. About 25,000 people can pray in the courtyard at a time and it is sometimes regarded as India's largest mosque. The mosque is commonly called "Jama" which means Friday. After the British victory in Revolt of 1857, they confiscated the mosque and stationed their soldiers here.They also wanted to destroy the mosque to punish the people of the city. But due to opposition faced, the demolition was not done. The iconic mosque is one of the last monuments built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. After the construction of the monument in 1656, it remained the royal mosque of the emperors until the end of the Mughal period. ]
Jama Masjid of Agra: The Mosque was built by Mughal emperor, Shahjahan in 1648 and dedicated to his favourite daughter, Jahanara Begum. It required six years and 5,000 workers to finish. It was made by using red sandstone and marble. Photo: 1895
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