The Jama Masjid Mosque of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India and a must-see attraction.
We take all participants on a tour of Old Delhi when they first arrive in India for their volunteer program.
The mosque is old — built in the 1600’s by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There are three domes on the terrace which are surrounded by the two minarets.
On the floor, a total of 899 black borders are marked for worshippers. The architectural plan of Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangzeb at Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid, Delhi.
The mosque has seen terrorist attacks in modern times — in 2006 and in 2010.