Shah Jahan comissioned construction of the Jami Masjid in 1644 AD, but, for a variety of reasons, work did not commence until 6 years later, and consumed some 6 years labour by 5,000 (more or less) workmen. This congregational mosque is located in Old Delhi about 700 metres (as pigeons fly and of which there is no shortage in Delhi) southwest of the Lahori Gate of the Lal Qila. It was a fairly quiet day when I visited in 2011, i.e. relatively few tourists, and thus I was able to take this shot of the entrance to the Liwan (central dome, mihrab and mimbar) without a lot of bodies between the object and the lens. I presume the materials are the usual red sandstone and white marble.
Shah Jahan was known as "the builder". In addition to this mosque, he built one other, the "Shah Jahan Mosque" in Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan. The years of construction were from 1647 - 1649 CE. This structure is not well known at all, and, in any event, tourists are advised against travel in Sindh, but I do commend photos that are available for viewing on the Internet.
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