Most Famous Mosques/Masjid’s in Delhi

Delhi has over 500 Mosques, but in this blog, we have listed 6 most famous Mosques/Masjid in Delhi NCR. Find all relevant info about Mosques in Delhi.

There are over 300000 mosques in India but Delhi holds a collection of historical mosques which has its own heritage and religious beliefs.

 

Jama Masjid

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When we talk about the most famous Masjid or Mosque in Delhi the first name is always the Jama Masjid.

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque of India which was inaugurated in 1656. It is located at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.  Jama Masjid is also known as “Masjid-i-Jahan Numa” and “Friday Mosque”. This Masjid is amongst the last few monuments built by Shah Jahan. He spent 1 million rupees in the construction of the Masjid.

The Masjid is so huge that it can easily accommodate 25000 devotees.

Timings: Closed for the visitors only during the afternoon prayers.

Nearest Metro station: Chawri Bazaar.

Entry Fee: Free. Rs. 200-300 for Camera.

Other Info: For Street food lovers the market near the Mosque is heaven.

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Nizamuddin Dargah

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Another mosque which is very famous in Delhi is Nizamuddin Dargah.

Nizamuddin Dargah is the mausoleum or Dargah of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya who was one of the most famous Sufis on the Indian Subcontinent. Nizamuddin Auliya is also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin and Mahbub-e-Ilahi. The dargah is located at Nizammudin West, Delhi and it is open 24 hours a day for all.

The dargah was built by Bin Tughlaq of the Tughlaq Dynasty who was an avid follower of Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya. In the same complex, there are tombs of famous poet Amir Khusro and Mughal Princess Jehan Ara Begum & Inayat Khan.

Nizamuddin Dargah is also famous for the evening Qawwali, where hundreds of people come to attend the music sessions. The timings for the Qawwali is from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

Timings: Open 24 Hrs

Nearest Metro Station: Indraprastha Metro Station & Pragati Maidan.

Entry Fee: Free

Other Info: Can buy Attar or try some delicious food from the small eateries.

 

Fatehpuri Masjid

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Fatehpuri Begum (wife of Shah Jahan) built this mosque in 1650. It is located at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi near Asia’s largest spice market (Khari Baoli). This masjid is built only using red stones. The mosque has a traditional design with the prayer hall having seven-arched openings.

The Fatehpuri Masjid has an amazing history, it was used to station the Indian troops during the 1857 war. After the War, it was auctioned by the Britishers to a local merchant Rai Lala Chunnamal for Rs. 19000. He took care of the masjid till 1877, after which the government took over it again.

Id-ul-Fitr is celebrated in a big way at the Masjid. Thousands of devotees come together to celebrate the day.

Timings: 5 AM to 9:30 PM

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk.

Entry Fee: Free

Other Info: Located next to Asia’s largest spice market, So do Visit that too.

 

Moth ki Masjid

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This is a hidden gem of Delhi but it is also amongst the most famous mosques of Delhi.

Moth Ki Masjid, also known as “the mosque from Lentil(grain)” is located at South Ex part 2, South Delhi. This mosque was built by Wazir Miya Bhoiya during the rule of Sikandar Lodi around 500 years ago.

It has 2 very interesting stories behind it. First one is, Once Sikandar Lodi visited a mosque in that region and when he knelt down during the prayer, his knee touched a lentin (grain/moth). His wazir noticed that and thought of preserving the Lentil by plating it in the same region. The seed multiplied over a long period of time. Then the wazir sold all the Lentils from the tree and earned a lot of money, the wazir used the same money built the Masjid.

Second Story is Once Sikander Lodi gifted a Lentil to his wazir, which he took seriously and plated it. It multiplied and he sold all the Lentil from the tree and earned a lot of money then he used the same money to build the Masjid.

Because the source of money for the construction was the Lentil/Moth that’s why it is called Moth Ki Masjid.

Timings: Open from sunrise to sunset, on all days of the week.

Nearest Metro Station: South Ex., Part 2

Entry Fee: Free

Other Info: You can do Shopping from very famous Market of South Ex.

 

Quwwat-Ul-Islam mosque

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Very few people know about this mosque in Delhi.

Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also known as Qutub mosque was commissioned by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, founder of the Mamluk or Slave dynasty. This is the first Masjid which was built in Delhi after the Islamic conquest of India. The construction the Mosque was completed in 1197. The Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque is also known as “Jami Masjid” or “Friday Mosque”.

It is said that this mosque was constructed after demolishing Jain temples and Sanskrit schools. The mosque is located in the Qutab Minar complex, Mehrauli.

Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Nearest Metro Station: Qutab Minar

Entry Fee: Rs. 35 (For Indians) and Rs. 550 (for Foreigner)

 

Jamali Kamali

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Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is located in the Archaeological Village complex in Mehrauli. It’s a tomb of two persons named Jamali and Kamali. It was constructed by Humayun in 1529.

Jamali was a very famous poet of that era. The real name of Jamali was Sheikh Hamid bin Fazlu’llah.

No one knows any history of Kamali.

“Jamal” and “Kamal” in Urdu means “beauty” and “miracle” respectively.

This place is also listed in most famous haunted places of Delhi.

Timings: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Nearest Metro Station: Qutab Minar

Entry Fee: Free

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