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Jami Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Built in 1571 A.D., it is the most scared building in Fatehpur Sikri and has, therefore, been built on the highest point. The mosque has a vast courtyard. Towards the corner on the right side, is the Jammat Khana hall and next to which is Jama MasjidZenana Rauza, the Tomb of the Royal Ladies. It has tomb of Islam Khan, and Sufi shrine or 'dargah'. The tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti is worth seeing. Originally it was built in red stone and was later faced in marble by Jahangir. It's lattice screens are the most intricate and beautiful in the world.

Jama Masjid is beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. The building comprises of pillared Dalan, a beautiful 'Chhajja' and the 'Chhatri' on the roof. The main Iwan of the building is rather simple and contains a central arch with geometrical designs. The monumental gateway, Buland Darwaza is the main entrance to the mosque. The other entrance is Badshahi Darwaza, which is towards east.
Monuments in Agra
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Fatehpur Sikri
Sikandra Tomb
Temples in Agra
Jama Masjid

There are several historical places to see in the town. The main being the palace complex and the Friday mosque (Jama Masjid). Towering gateway of the mosque is fittingly called the Buland Darwaza. There are the two tombs of the saint, the white marble one erected by Shah-Jahan, and the original red sandstone one of Emperor Akber. There are government information plaques near all the monuments.

Ornamented with inlaid geometric patterns, colored tiles and calligraphic inscriptions the walls of the Jama Masjid are splendid examples of the opulent Mughal architectural taste. The massive central courtyard at the Jama Masjid in Agra, India has served as a haven for prayer and meditation for the devoted over the centuries. The floral arabesques in turquoise, brown, red, white and black add to the opulence of this ancient monument. The tomb of the celebrated Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti is located within the Jama Masjid complex located in Agra, India. The artistically carved lattice marble screens are absolutely splendid. It is believed that the original tomb structure was made of red sandstone.

The Buland Darwaza is one of the highest gateways in the world and stands 40 meters high from the ground level. This massive gateway was constructed by Emperor Akbar to celebrate his victory in the Khandesh military campaign. As legend goes the emperor Akbar had swept the floor of the main prayer hall quite a few times and had even given the first call for the prayer (azan) he also read the 'khutba' i.e. the Arabic word for the main sermon that is read during Fridays and on special occasions.

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