TheÂ Masjid-i JahÄn-NumÄÂ (Persian/Urdu: Ù…Ø³Ø¬Ø¯Ù Ø¬ÛØ§Úº Ù†Ù…Ø§â€¬,Â Devanagari: à¤®à¤¸à¥à¤œà¤¿à¤¦ à¤œà¤¹à¤¾à¤¨ à¤¨à¥à¤®à¤¾, the ‘World-reflecting Mosque’), commonly known as theÂ Jama MasjidÂ (Hindi: à¤œà¤¾à¤®à¤¾ à¤®à¤¸à¥à¤œà¤¿à¤¦,Â Urdu: Ø¬Ø§Ù…Ø¹ Ù…Ø³Ø¬Ø¯â€¬) ofÂ Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.
It was built byÂ MughalÂ emperorÂ Shah JahanÂ between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees, and was inaugurated by anÂ imamÂ fromÂ Bukhara, present-dayÂ Uzbekistan.The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m highÂ minaretsÂ constructed of strips ofÂ red sandstoneÂ and whiteÂ marble. 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 ofÂ Badshahi Masjid, built by Shah Jahan’s sonÂ AurangzebÂ atÂ Lahore, Pakistan, is similar to the Jama Masjid