The Masjid-i Jahan-Numa, commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is the principal masjid of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and complete in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known masjid in India. It lies at the lineage of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.
The later name, Jami Masjid, is a meaning to the weekly weekday hour gathering prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done at a mosque, the “congregational mosque” or “jami’ masjid”. The courtyard of the masjid can stop up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The masjid also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deer skin.
Jama Masjid, Delhi GPS coordinates: 28° 39′ 3″ N, 77° 13′ 59″ E
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