Jama Masjid In India - A Comprehensive List


Jama Masjid in India is a religious place of worship for Muslims and are essentially mosques in India. There are numerous Jama Masjid's across India each with their own unique traditions, architecture, history and customs.

Here is the list of 11 Jama Masjid In India - A Comprehensive List

1. Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Mughal emperor Shah Jahan got this Jama Masjid in India built between 1644 and 1656 on a massive budget. The mosque still has three huge entry gates standing since 1656, when it was completed. The structure is made up of red sandstone and white marble. With a capacity of 25,000 people at one time, the courtyard was built with a great vision. The floor has 899 black markings for worshippers.

2. Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

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This Jama Masjid in India is situated in Ahmedabad is one of the largest mosques in India built in the period of 1424 and was built by Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. To the west of the mosque are the tombs of Ahmed Shah I, his son and his grandson followed by the graves of the queens of the king.

3. Jama Masjid, Bhopal

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Constructed during the period of Quidisiya Begum, this Jama Masjid in India boasts of classic Islamic Architecture in its beautiful shrine and two tall minarets.

4. Jama Masjid, Aurangabad

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This Jama Masjid in India is located near Killa Arrak. Five rows of ten polygonal pillars are connected by a system of arches. It is therefore a very intellectually constructed structure.

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5. Jama Masjid, Agra

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One of the largest mosques in Agra, Jama Masjid was built in 1648 with the Buland Darvaza serving as its grand entrance.

6. Jama Masjid, Mathura

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This Jama Masjid in India was constructed in the year 1661 by Nabir Khan, the Governor of Aurangzeb. With its four minarets and mosaic plastering along with the marvelous carvings, this structure leaves one spell bound with its beauty.

7. Jama Masjid, Srirangapatna

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Tipu Sultan's favorite mosque, this was built by him as a two storied building with two minarets and a small dome. It features a clock which has been functional for the past 97 years.

8. Jama Masjid, Bodh Gaya

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Jama Masjid in India is the largest mosque in the state of Bihar and dates back to around 200 years. It was built by the royal family of Muzaffarpur. The shrine is well known for its festival Shabina when the prayers are offered on the 27th night of Ramadan.

9. Jama Masjid, Burhanpur

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A monument and a worshipping place combined makes this place one of the most sought after attractions in the heart of Burhanpur - the Jama Masjid. It is located at the very center of town in Gandhi Chowk.

10. Jama Masjid Shopian, Pulwana

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On way to Mughal road across Pir Panjal, the Jama Masjid Shopian mosque was once an important stopover. Built during the Mughal era, its was considered as the waypoint for all Mughals on way to Kashmir and back. Today too, it continues be a prominent landmark and attraction.

11. Jama Masjid, Bangalore

Built by Haji Abdul Quddus in the early 19th century, the Jumma Masjid in Bangalore is said to be one of the oldest mosques in India. It is a stunning mosque and is fully lit up during the festival time of Eid and Ramzan.

Jama Masjids in India are stunning mosques for the country's Muslim community. It is crucial to note that women are not allowed inside some of the mosques in India and those that allow women to have a strict covered up dress code. It is important to respect the customs of these sacred places.

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