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the largest mosque in India

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā

commonly known as the

Jama Masjid of Delhi,

is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India.

Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1656 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India.

The name Jahān-Numā comes from Persian meaning "World-reflecting".

It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk.


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Taken on March 2, 2010