Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a Masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, first Sultan of Delhi in AD 1199.Rumor has it that this Indo-Islamic architectural site was constructed in two and a half days and that's where it gets its name. Adhai Din Ka Jhopra is a relic of an old mosque that was constructed with the remains of Hindu and Jain temples. Though most of the ancient temple is in ruins today, the area of the mosque is still used as a place of worship. Complete with arched screens, ruined minarets and distinct beautiful pillars it is an amazing place to visit.
Open and Closing Time
Timing: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested duration : Around 30 minutes
Entry Fee:No Entry Fee
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Ishwari Niwas Bundi
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Hotels available near Adhai Din ka Jhopara
Distance between Ajmer Railway Station and Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is 1.9 miles or 1.6 nautical miles
Adhai Din Ka Jhopra is a mosque that has an interesting tale behind it. It’s believed that the structure was built in just two and a half days. The building was originally a Sanskrit college which was converted into a mosque by Mohammad Ghori in 1198 A.D.
The mosque is surrounded by a wall having 7 arches on which verses from the Quran have been inscribed. Designed by Abu Bakr of Herat, the mosque is an example of early Indo-Islamic architecture.
The main arch is flanked by six smaller arches and has many tiny rectangular panels that serve as the lighting system. These types of features are mostly found in ancient Arabic mosques. The interior of the edifice has a main hall which is supported by a large number of columns. The pillars are placed one over the other so as to provide more height to the structure. The columns, which have been built with large bases, diminish with an increase in height.