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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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  • This place is having a interesting story.. which will increase ur adrenaline level... and make u suprise .. This building is made with in 2 and half day..  more »
  • It’s a wonderful historic place. It was built in just 2.5 days. If you are fond of art, this is a must visit place for you.  more »
  • Place is very poorly managed. Approach road is narrow and filthy. In monsoon with rain comes all the sewage and waste from nearby shops selling what-not! *Thumbs down*  more »
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  • 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!!!!!
  • Most valuable things is it is built in 2.5 days. Great work. So it's called dhai din ka jhopra. Must visit.
  • One of the oldest mosque of india built in 2.5 days so it is called dhai din ka zonpda. Must visit.
  • It's so magical building dhai din ka jhopda
  • Nice place to visit. But administration shud tk care of such places. Ppl r destroying our heritage

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