Khirki Masjid, New Delhi

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  • Its a beautiful constructed historic mosque was built by Firoz Shah located in malviya nagar south delhi you can reach here by metro. Both saket and malviya nagar metro will be near by you can see so ...  more »
  • A fully Covered Mosque bang opposite Select City Walk, Saket. A hidden treasure with 85 domes. Dates back to 14-15th Century. A must visit place for it's uniqueness and attractiveness... Used to be an...  more »
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  • Khirki Fort, approached from the Khirki village in South Delhi and close to the Satpula or the seven arched bridge on the edge of southern wall of Jahapanah (the fourth city of MedievalDelhi), was a mosque built by Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, the Prime Minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351–1388) of the Tughlaq Dynasty.[1] The word 'Khirki' prefixed to masjid is an Urdu word that means "window" and hence is also called The Masjid, which is in a quadrangular shape, was built as a fortress with an unusual fusion of Islamic and traditional Hindu architecture. It is said to be the only mosque in North India, which is mostly covered; the totally covered mosque of the Sultanate period is, however, in South India at Gulbarga in North Karnataka.[3] History Khan-i-Jahan Junaan Telangani and Feroz Shah Tughlaq were intensely committed towards building architectural monuments. Together, they planned and built several tombs and mosques. Telangani in particular, was credited with building seven mosques of unique designs. The inference drawn for his interest to build mosques was that he was impelled by the fact that he was a Hinduconvert who willed to prove himself true to his converted Islamic religion. The regal mosque built by him was the Khirki Masjid. Constructed in the Jahapanah city, it is a novel cross–axial mosque in Tughluqian architectural style built more like a fortress. There are no specific inscriptions on the Mosque on its construction date, though the name of the builder is inscribed on the eastern gate of the Mosque as 'Khan-e-Jahan Junaan Shah'. Therefore, in the absence of “epigraphic and literary” evidence (though one recent web reference mentions 1375 and another 1380) for its provenance, a research study has been provided by Welch and Howard in their paper titled "The Tughluqs: Master Builders of the Delhi Sultanate". The study has conjectured the year of building by comparing with many other large mosques of this period. It is dated between 1351 and 1354 when Feroz Shah Tughlaq, during his stay in Jahapanah, ordered this mosque to be built as "his pious inaugural contribution to the Capital".It is approached from the Khirki village in South Delhi and close to the Satpula or the seven arched bridge on the edge of southern wall of Jahapanah (the fourth city of Medieval Delhi), was a mosque built by Khan-i-Jahan Junan Shah, the Prime Minister of Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351–1388) of the Tughlaq Dynasty.[1] The word 'Khirki' prefixed to masjid is an Urdu word that means "window" and hence is The Mosque has a 52 m (170.6 ft)x52 m (170.6 ft) square plan in an area of 87 m2(936.5 sq ft). It is raised on a plinth of 3 m (9.8 ft). There are four open courtyards (square in size of 9.14 m (30.0 ft) on each side) encircled by arcades built with 180 square structural columns and 60 pilasters, which run in north–south direction and divides into aisles. The open courtyards are the source of light and ventilation to the internal prayer spaces. The roof is partitioned into 25 squares of equal size with 9 small domes in each square (totaling to 81 domes) and alternated by 12 flat roofs to cover the roof.
  • A rare mostly covered mosque from 14th century built by famous architectural contributor Tilangani. For proper ventilation windows were made on all walls and hence got its name "Khirki Masjid" A stone’s throw away from Select Citywalk --one of Delhi’s most frequented shopping malls, in the narrow bylanes of Khirki village stands a Tuqhlaq-era structure, constructed in the 14th century to serve as a house of worship and also a fortress. Hidden from view and the city’s memory, this crumbling monument is the Khirki Masjid. Unlike the lavish structures of the Mughals that followed the Sultanate dynasty, the Khirki Masjid is a far more elementary site in comparison. Built in the rubble masonry style with the exterior once plastered, the interiors lack embellishment or intricate carving, making do instead with exposed stone, save for the latticed windows that give the mosque its eponymous feature The open courts provide the mosque with light and ventilation to the prayer area. The mosque has an internal arcade consisting of 180 square stone columns which divide the building into aisles The current state of the Khirki Masjid, crept upon by dense foliage is one of obscurity. A fence has been put up to keep peole from adjacent buildings from throwing garbage into the compound. Once frequented by children from the neighbourhood, the monument now sits vacant apart from the ASI guard posted at the site. A remnant of the medieval Jahanpanah city, the Khirki Masjid, dwarfed by matchbox like buildings now jostles for space and attention from locals and visitors alike to the vibrant locality that surrounds this monument
  • Its not a maintained archaeological site. If it gets maintained, it is a good place to hang out.
  • Nice place in terms of historical values but not safe for family and females. Drugists always be their inside the premises.covered with fence all around. Not exactly a hangout place
  • Hidden between illegally built flats, this very important monument can easily be missed... Many know by name "Khirki Masjid" but few have even see it!!! Suggest to go in a group... can be very desolate most of the time with shady characters so not very sure about safety there... Those interested in Mughal architecture and design must visit it for its interesting design and construction...

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