Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra
Tour the stunning Adhai
Din ka Jhonpra on your tours to Ajmer tourist attractions
with Indian Horizons. This spectacular piece of architecture
gets its name from the fact that it was constructed within
a period of 2 and a half days.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra exhibits an exquisite blend of
Indo-Islamic architectural styles.
Interestingly enough the main edifice of this mosque was a center
of Sanskrit education in the olden days and the pillars of the
mosque that were reassembled with architectural finesse to construct
this grand mosque were taken from destroyed Hindu and Jain temples
in the area.
Tour the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra with Indian Horizons and read
Koranic versus chiseled on the 7-arched wall inside the mosque.
The Mosque was designed in a hurry by a Persian architect,
Abu Bakr who did a remarkable job of creating this beautiful
The main pillared hall and yellow limestone arches on the
façade of the main entrance create quite an impact.
There is a beautiful tower inside the mosque that is used
by the Muezzin to chant prayers.
The stone walls of the main prayer hall are chiseled into
a net like appearance with carved rectangular panels on them.
The idea was to create a natural lighting effect that was
common in the mosques of Persia.
Though the walls of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra are adorned with
phrases and quotes from the holy Koran, there is a tiny Sanskrit
inscription right on top of the main gate that reminds you
of the actual origin of this historic monument constructed
by Mohammed Ghori in 1198 A. D.