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Khirki Masjid, New Delhi

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  • Interesting mosque in the fourth city of Delhi Tughlaq era whose name means mosque. Located near the Satpula (bridge of seven arches) in a couple of miles from the Qutb complex and is interesting because it is a rare example of a mosque almost entirely covered. Towers on all four sides and three beautiful portals with two towers on the side make this a remarkable architectural structure
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  • Khirki Masjid which is situated in the heart of the Malviya Nagar in South Delhi yet to be explore which is unknown by the many tourist. It has really nice architectural historical planed building. 
  • If you wish to see and feel something unique visit his old mosque. Whenever I visit this old mosque, hidden within a typical dirty Delhi neighbourhood, unknown by tourists, I am able to forgot all the...  read more »
  • It is situated just in front of Select city Mall and is across the road. Mosque has got his name from the architecture. Khirki or windows are integral part of this structure.This mosque, built during the reign of Feroz Tuglaq is built like a fort and is the only mosque in Delhi which is mostly covered. The worst thing, in my view, was that some of the surrounding houses seem to throw garbage straight inside the mosque walls. I cannot imagine how we can be so callous about our rich heritage.
  • Can't say anything, one must not comment anything, in any worship place. It's always amazing regardless of place and nature.
  • its an mosque .. and also an very good place to visit..!! if you are in delhi !!
  • Lost amidst the civilization, Khirki Masjid is a crumbling prayer mosque built during the reign of the great builder Firuz Shah Tughlaq during the last days of Delhi Sultanate. The Khirki Masjid is located in the settlement of Jahanpanah, Delhi, and was commissioned by by Khan-i Jahan Junan Shah, vizier to the Tughluq Sultan Firoz Shah (reg. 1351-1388). The perforated windows of the mosque led to its popular name Khirki which is Hindi for window. Occupying an area of 87 square meters, the mosque is built on a raised platform with arched recessed openings (taikhana) that is 3 meters in height. The roof of the Khirki Masjid is divided into 25 squares equal in size. The interior of Khirki Mosque are undecorated save for traditional carved stone screens (jalis) that also admit light. This once majestic mosque with its fortified facade is slowly being swallowed up by modernization and population growth in Khirki Village. I'd rate it as one of the great heritage buildings which should be visited as soon as possible before the remains vanish completely under the cloak of civilization. Inside the darkened archways seems haunted littered by bat droppings and ominous screeching sounds that they made. Even neglected not not taken care of, the arches inside and the open courtyard look impressive. There are litters to be found everywhere as locals miscreants do segregate here sometimes to drink in privacy of crumbling Khirki Mosque. There is no entry fee for this monument and this mosque could only be reached on foot located as it is in the middle of houses and dwellings of Khirki Village residents. It is close to Satpula. Get to Malviya Nagar Press Enclave Road and take right to Khirki Main Road. You'd see a park with some monuments this is where you should park your Vehicle. From here ask anyone for direction to qila as it is locally known and you'll reach here eventually. Do carry a camera as the place will offer some very good photo ops especially the fortified entrance and arched collonade inside.
  • Certainly one of the most exciting places to visit in Delhi and actually North India. The kind of mosque is very unique and it is a wonderful piece. Mostly extremly quite and a little bit difficult to find, though it is just opposite one of the biggest shopping malls of South Delhi. => a must go!
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