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  • Jama Masjid also known as the mosque of Friday or 'Masjid-i-Jahanuma' or 'Mosque commanding view of the world'.

  • It is situated in Delhi and is the country's largest and perhaps its most magnificent mosque. 

  • It was built under the leadership of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in 1656. It was essentially designed as Emperor Shahjahan's principal mosque.

  • It was built on the Bho Jhala which is one of the two hills of the old Mughal capital city of Shahjahanabad.

  • East of this monument is Red fort. It has three gateways, four towers and two minarets

  • It is constructed by using  alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. 

  • The three domes have used white marble extensively and these white marbles have been inlaid with stripes of black.

  • Hallmark of this monument: wide staircase and arched gateways.

  • It has features of both Islamic and hindu architecture.

  • It is considered as a replica of Moti Masjid of Agra.

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