Adhai-din ka Jhonpra Mosque, Ajmer

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Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a mosque in the Ajmer city of Rajasthan, India. It was commissioned by Qutb-ud-Din-Aibak, on orders of Muhammad Ghori, in 1192 CE. It was completed in 1199 CE, and further beautified by Iltutmish of Delhi in 1213 CE. The mosque was constructed on the remains of a Sanskrit college, with materials from destroyed Hindu and Jain temples. It is one of the oldest mosques in India, and the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer.An early example of the Indo-Islamic architecture, most of the building was constructed by Hindu masons, under the supervision of Afghan managers. It is also known as Arhai Din ka Jhompra or Dhai Din ki Masjid; Alexander Cunningham described it as the "Great Mosque of Ajmer". The site is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India .HistoryPre-Islamic structureThe site of the mosque was originally a Sanskrit college building commissioned by Vigraharaja IV (alias Visaladeva), a king of the Shakambhari Chahamana (Chauhan) dynasty. The original building was square-shaped, with a tower-chhatri (dome-shaped pavilion) at each corner. A temple dedicated to Sarasvati was located on the western side. A tablet dated to 1153 CE was found at the site in the 19th century; based on this, it can be inferred that the original building must have been constructed sometime before 1153 CE.
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  • September 30, 2017
    It is a Sanskrit school in past when Alaudin ruled over Ajmer he turned it mosque in two & half day so it is known dhai din ka jhopda  more »
  • September 14, 2017
    The most amazing place heritage to visit so many pillar creat in two and half days this amazing to see this beautiful place  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    It’s something like ruins of some ancient mosque. The place will remind you of the ruins of the mosque near the Qutab Minar in Delhi. All the walls there are filled with beautiful carvings, which are ...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    Attention History and art lovers!!! This is place of your interest. A very good place with a numerous historical information nd importance... If you are in Ajmer nd around Dargah Bazaar u must go....ITs not that far from Dargah!!!!!
  • July 7, 2017
    Most valuable things is it is built in 2.5 days. Great work. So it's called dhai din ka jhopra. Must visit.
  • July 2, 2017
    One of the oldest mosque of india built in 2.5 days so it is called dhai din ka zonpda. Must visit.
  • July 8, 2017
    It's so magical building dhai din ka jhopda
  • June 28, 2017
    Nice place to visit. But administration shud tk care of such places. Ppl r destroying our heritage

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