The Masjid-i-Jehan-Numa (lit. 'World-reflecting Mosque'), is commonly known as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.
The mosque was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1650 and 1656, and inaugurated by its first Imam, Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari. It is situated in the centre of Delhi not far from the Red Fort. It served as the imperial mosque of the Mughal emperors until the demise of that 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.
This is a fascinating site, as a mosque it is capable ofaccommodating 25000 worshippers in the outdoor courtyard.
A dress code is applied, ie no bare legs, bare arms etc. To provide for this a modest covering can be hired at a very minimal costs.
We wre not allowed entry to the mosque itself unless worshipping. This was somewhat disappointing .