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The Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque was the final architectural feat for Shah Jahan. It is the largest and one of the most glorious mosques in India, and took 14 years to complete after construction began in 1644.

The Jama Masjid was designed as the main mosque of Shahjahan. It stands on one of the two hills, Bho Jhala in the erstwhile Mughal capital, Shahjahanabad, now part of the Delhi metropolis. The mosque has three domes, four towers and two minarets.

The main courtyard of the mosque is 408 square feet and paved with red stone. In the centre of the courtyard is a large marble tank (called hauz ) in which the devout wash their face, hands & feet before attending prayers.

This photo of the Masjid’s reflection on the green waters of the hauz, is a result of a stitch of three shots. Rotated 180 degrees.

In the Workshop : An almost full view of the Jama Masjid

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