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Chauburji Masjid, New Delhi

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Address: Near Flagstaff Tower City: New Delhi State: Delhi Location: North India Constructed By: Feroze Shah Tughluq Type of Construction: Medieval Type of Building: Mosque Religion: Islam Accomodation: Accomodations are easily available in hotels and lodges in Delhi. Accesibility: New Delhi is connected to the other major Indian cities by air, rail and road Chauburji Masjid of New Delhi : The upper storey of the mosque is occupied by a domed chamber on the southwest corner, other such chambers having disappeared. It drives its name, meaning the 'mosque with four towers', from its original four domes. It was repaired and altered in the late Mughal times.It was built by Feroze Shah Tughluq, evidently as a mausoleum and probably formed part of his palace called Kuskh-i-Shikar or Kushk-i-Jahan-Numa by contemporary writers. Another surviving part of his palace situated over here is Pir-Ghaib . Chauburji-Masjid is situated to the south-east of the flagstaff tower in New Delhi. This double-storied structure was built by Feroze Shah Tughluq. It is made with a central chamber surrounded by a small chamber on each side.There is a 'minhrab' or prayer niche, in the west wall of the western chamber. The upper part of the mosque is occupied by a domed chamber in the south-west corner, other such chambers having disappeared. It derives its name, meaning the 'mosque with four towers', from its original four domes. On the Chauburja Marg at the intersection with Ridge Road, about half a kilometer southeast of the Flagstaff Tower lies the remains of Chauburji Masjid. Built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88), the mosque derives its name from its architectural features of having 'four domes', which it once had. The mosque was constructed by the sultan as a part of his palace called Kushk-i-Shikar (the hunting lodge) or Kushk-i-Jahan-Numa. However, some are of the belief that it was built as a mausoleum but the mihrab in the west wall of the western chamber confirms that it was constructed as mosque. At present the Masjid is survived by a double-storeyed structure with a large central chamber. One can also find small chambers attached to the central chamber.

Open Time : Monday to Friday: 09.00 am - 12.30 pm 04.30 pm - 06.30 pm Saturday: 09.00 am - 12.30 pm.
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