Our next destination being Jama Masjid Agra had proved to be excellent. Jama Masjid was located near the Agra Fort Railway Station. It is also referred to as “Friday Mosque”. It was made by Shah Jahan for her daughter Jahanara Begum. It took six years to complete the work of the mosque and was done by a total of 5000 workers. A total of five entrances lead to the spacious courtyard. We entered the place through the main entrance which was in the eastern side. We got a glimpse of pillars which were having designed arches and cloisters.
A total of three domes were present out of which the one in the prayer chamber was the largest. It could accommodate a total of ten thousand people at a time. The people who visit the Masjid Complex should be wearing dresses which would cover their knees. The whole masjid is created of red sandstone with some use of white marble as well.
A white marble at the archway was inscribed with inlaid Blackstone which looked splendid. One can visit it any time during the visiting hours, and while ones tour one should not try to harm the place in any manner were told to me by the officer sitting at the entrance of the place named Buland Darwaza. We had also seen the walls which had inscriptions and delicate carvings from the holy book of Islam called Quran. At many corners of the huge monument detain has been done with white marble.
The masjid also has paintings, designs, glazed tiles with myriad colors, carvings, the beautiful Chhajja which makes it even more architecturally rich and beautiful. It opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. We had clicked many amazing photographs of the monument from different angles so that I could get a snap which would be the best. My friends were then hungry so we all went to the nearby restaurant but there even we could not forget the excellent creation and so we went on discussing about Jama Masjid Agra. After this we went to see the famous Agra Fort.