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About Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

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One of the oldest architectures in India, Adhai Din Ka Jhopra , located in Ajmer is a popular mosque constructed by Muslim ruler Muhammad Ghori. The creation, ever since its existence has been associated with a lot of legends and tales, one of which is that It was built just in a span of two and half days, reflecting the interpretation of its name: Adhai Din ka Jhopra, which means a construction made in extremely short amount of time.

The main attractions in this mosque are its carved pillars in the main hall, along with the variety of rectangular panels in the prayer hall, which depict a beautiful essence, much like the Persian mosques. The mosque also has some calligraphic inscriptions of phrases from the holy book of the Muslims: The Quran. It also has a tower, along with a number of domes attached to it.

Over the years, many historians have argued that the mosque, prior to becoming the structure it is today, was a Jain temple that was conquered, demolished and then turned into the Muslim piece of art that it is today.

The area is well connected with Delhi and major cities of Rajasthan. Hence, transportation and accessibility to this place isn’t a tough affair.

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