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JAMA MASJID

Jama Masjid of Delhi is one of the largest mosques in India. The Jama Masjid was regarded as a symbolic node of Islamic power across India, well into the colonial era. 


It was also a site of political significance during several key periods of British rule. It remains in active use, and is one of Delhi's most iconic sites, closely identified with the ethos of Old Delhi.


The Jama Masjid serves as Delhi's primary mosque, and has a largely congregational function. The Muslims of the city traditionally gather here to offer communal Friday prayer, as well as for major festivals such as Eid. The mosque is also a major tourist attraction, and derives a significant amount of income through the visits of foreigners.


- Wikipedia

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