Jama Masjid, Delhi

Masjid-i Jehan-Numa


Situated in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad in modern-day Ol Delhi, India, it served as the imperial mosque of the Mughal emperors until the collapse of the empire in 1857. The Jama Masjid was regarded as a symbolic node of Islamic power across India, well into the colonial era. It was also a site of political significance during several key periods of British rule. It remains in active use, and is one of Delhi's most iconic sites, closely identified with the ethos of Old Delhi.

Constructed, 1656

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