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A TOUR TO THE MAGNIFICENT JAMA MASJID ON THE OCCASION OF EID

jama-masjid-2Jama Masjid in New Delhi which is the largest mosque in the country saw hundreds gathered to pray on the occasion of Eid. This 352 year old mosque landscaped with red and white depicts mysticism and serenity. Our Managing Editor Zeba Warsia and Monika Bhosale bring a special report on the divine Jama Masjid. Raised on the highest pedestal of Delhi, Jama Masjid signifies grandeur. Built of Red-stone Jama Masjid, also known as Masjid – e – Jahanuma, is the largest mosque in India. Historians tell us that 5,000 artisans built the Jama Masjid in 1656 using red sandstone and white marble. The Jama Masjid stands on a rock apparently the highest point of the southern ridge of Arravalies. A perfect example of Mughal architecture, the Jama Masjid has three gateways. The largest and highest on the east was reserve exclusively for the emperor. The main feature of the mosque is its four-storied minarets, which are 130 feet high. There are full domes shaped like a drum at their base. The decoration is unique in itself, as it has been done with the alternative pattern of marbles in black and white. The mosque is so big that in muatllawi the second cleric, used to stand on the Dikka and repeat the Ayats said by the Imam (the chief cleric) to the devotees who were unable to hear him. A splendid fa

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