Jama Masjid in Jaunpur

The biggest of all the mosques found in Jaunpur, Jama Masjid or Jama Mosque or Jami Masjid or Bari Masjid, was constructed in the 15th century. The mosque stands evident to the fall of the Sharqi Dynasty. The construction of the Masjid was commenced by the Sharqi ruler, Ibrahim Shah. The construction took place in several phases and was concluded by the last Sharqi ruler, Hussain Shah.

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Exteriors of Jaunpur Jama Masjid

The most distinctive feature of the mosque is that it is mounted on a six-feet high plinth, having a flight of twenty-seven long stairs leading to the main entrance of the mosque. The entrance gate is pylon-shaped and has double arches, which gives it a magnificent view.

Originally built with entrance gates on all the four sides of the premises, the eastern gate is said to be destroyed at the hands of Sikandar Lodi.

Jaunpur Jama Masjid Interiors

The exclusive feature of the Masjid is the massive courtyard which is rectangular in shape, served as the prayer hall. The hall is lined by the tunnel vaults on all the sides with a dome of 11.4 meters diameter, covering them. The dome has small windows giving to the sunlight inside the masjid.
Another feature lies in the elaborate decorations and engravings on the walls. Belonging to the Egyptian style - it includes sunflower and rose motifs, lotus motifs along with other curves - the Jama Masjid gets its name to be the most sacred place in Jaunpur.

Timings: The mosque is open for prayers until sunset. Special prayers take place on Fridays as a tradition in Islam.

How to Reach Jama Masjid in Jaunpur

Jama Masjid can be easily reached by road through National Highway, NH-56, or you can take cycle rickshaws or local buses from any of the three Jaunpur Railway stations: Jaunpur City Station (JOP), Jaunpur Junction (JNU) and Shahganj Junction (SHG).

Address: Jama Masjid, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh

Accommodation near Jaunpur Jama Masjid


Hotel Raghuvanshi

T.D College Road
Olandganj, Jaunpur
Uttar Pradesh 222002
Ph: 05452 265001
www.hotelraghuvanshi.in
Tariff: 1100 INR onwards

Hotel River View
Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh 222002
www.riverview-jaunpur.com
Ph: +91 919415207300
Tariff: 1000 INR onwards

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