Introduction to Jami Masjid
Jami Masjid, constructed in 1648, is located opposite to the Delhi Gate in Agra. Jami Masjid is also renowned as “The Jama Masjid” or “Friday Mosque”, which is one of the largest mosques in India. The mosque was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and dedicated to his favorite daughter i.e., Jahanara Begum. Its construction amounted to a cost of around five lakh rupees, and it took six years and 5,000 workers to get constructed. The mosque acquired a well-balanced architectural structure and stands on a high plinth which is approached by stairs. It has a courtyard, surrounded by cloisters on its three sides, and a prayer chamber on its western side. The main entrance door of the temple is on the eastern side. Jami Masjid is a very simple mosque made up of red stones in particular. White marbles and blue color paint are also used in decoration of walls and ceilings. The visitors would be pleased to see this beautifully crafted religious spot.
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