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Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra In Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer, Rajasthan

Enjoy the architectural beauty of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

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About Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer

A grand mosque called Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra mosque stands firm in all its glory in the city of Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was built in AD 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak. The name of this imposing structure literally translates to a shed of two and a half days. There are many beliefs as to why such a name was given to this structure. Some say that a part of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer took two and a half days to build, hence the name. The Archaeological Survey of India says otherwise. According to them, the name might be so because of a fair that was held here for two and a half days. This place is one of the iconic structures in the city and also the entire country. In fact, it is the oldest mosque in India and definitely the oldest surviving monuments in the city of Ajmer.

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra History

The Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra built by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak in AD 1199. The structure underwent an elaborate construction process and was also adorned and beautified by others in the years to come. The mosque is famous for its beautiful architecture and calligraphic inscriptions. The area of the mosque to date is used for worship. 

Significance of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

The beautiful structure, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer is believed to have been built in two and a half days. It is one of the most ancient mosques in India and also the oldest to survive to date. The place is known for its beautiful carvings and for its sacredness. People from all over the country visit the place and offer prayers in the mosque. 

Why to Visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra 

Visit the place to see the beautiful architecture, admire the Indo-Islamic structure, offer prayers at the mosque and also to admire the beautiful surroundings. The place remains open on all days of the week and can be explored anytime. The inscriptions and calligraphy attract lots of people across the country. 

Architecture of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

The architecture of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a perfect amalgamation of the charms of Hinduism and Islam religions. The initial building of the Sanskrit college was built by Hindus and also one of the mosque was built by the majority of the Hindu masons. The material used in the construction of this structure was new as well as old that belonged to the Hindu and Jain temples that stood here before the Ghoris took over. Up till today, even though the place is a tourist spot and not a mosque, the intermix of the Hindu, Jain, and Islamic architecture is intact. The Hindu architecture is visible in the many ornate pillars that stand erect in Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque along with the Islamic carvings and embellishments.

Highlights of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra 

Adhai Din ka Jhonpra is one of the oldest mosques in India.

One gets to see a perfect example of Indo-Islamic structure.

One can get a view of Ajmer Sharif Dargah from Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra.

Facts About Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

The Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra in Ajmer is a perfect example of Muslim, Jain, and Hindu architecture. The place as of now is under the Archaeological Survey of India. As believed by the legends, the mosque was built in two and a half days. The place is visited by many tourists at the time of urs that also last for two and a half days.    

Availability of Guides

Guides are easily available at the site of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque. If you want, you can also hire the guide in advance before going on a tour. It is advised to hire a guide to know about the rich history and architecture. 

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    FAQ's of Ajmer

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    What kind of clothing can be worn at Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra?

    Since it is a place of worship, it is advisable to be fully-clothed while visiting the place.

    Do I need to be medically fit to visit Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra?

    There might not be provisions for physically abled individuals. Do check Rajasthan Tourism’s official website for such queries before making a visit.

    Are there any provisions for food inside Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra?

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