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Jama Masjid, Entry Gate 1

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The Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India and was built between 1644 and 1658 during the reign of Shah Jahan. Originally known as the Masjid-i-Jahanuma, or 'mosque commanding view of the world', the mosque is built of colossal proportions and has a courtyard, which can accommodate 25,000 devotees. Made of sandstone and white marble, the mosque has three gateways, two 40m high minarets and four towers. This is Gate number-1 on the south side.

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A: Jama Masjid, Overview from Minarets (tower)

by Roger Berry, 70 meters away

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B: Delhi, Jama Masjid Courtyard View

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C: Jama Masjid Inside View

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J: Delhi Spice Marker narrow side street.

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