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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  • If you visit this place,you can enjoy here a real great architect, so if you want to feel a miraclic energy and architect,it's best place.  more »
  • it is a mosque in ajmer and very near to sharif dargah ..here u can see lots of foreigner and it is very beautifully constructed by aibak ..we spend here 2 hr and i feel happy bcoz i luv historical pl...  more »
  • The most amazing place heritage to visit so many pillar creat in two and half days this amazing to see this beautiful place , That call Adhai din ka jhonpra  more »
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  • Basically it was a Jain Religious building . It was a glorious piece at that time. Not even today's modern time a building can be made in a short period of two and half days. Actually they did not made it ,They demolished it for two days and half a day's. And after it the remaining was called as Dhai din Ka jhopara. Signs of demolishing can even be seen on the building. If they were so expert builders. Then can they provide even a single example of such structure which they made in their own country during their period ?
  • Nothing much to describe. Good place for 2-3 photo graphic views. Nice domes from inside & pillar structures.
  • It's a amazing place. There is a Historical view of Walls What a Design of the walls Just awesome
  • It's a historical monument and religiously motivated by the architecture which was constructed in past days. Very pleasant and peace full place. We have to mind the cleaness of the place. Now a days public are forgetting where we are stand ? What we are doing ?
  • Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra (literally "shed of 2½ days") 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.

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