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  ENTRANCE TO JAMA MASJID
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  • ENTRANCE TO JAMA MASJID - Fatehpur Sikri
      ENTRANCE TO JAMA MASJID
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  • BEEHIVES ON ENTRANCE - Fatehpur Sikri
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Built in 1571, the Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri is one of the most beautiful mosques we have yet seen. It was built under supervision of Sufi saint Salim Chisti, and modified over centuries by descendents of his family.

The rectangular mosque has a central nave with a single dome, two colonnaded halls on either side, with two square chambers crowned with domes. Elegant carved mihrabs adorn the main chamber and the two smaller rooms.
The architecture of the mosque is a good example of the blending of Persian & Islamic elements. This blending of different styles was an important factor, and contributed largely to many future Mughal structures in India.
It is crowned by five chhatris and the central mihrab adorned with an inlaid mosaic of lapis lazuli stones that are bordered by glazed tiles. It has gold inscriptions on a blue background, a tribute to this fusion. The interiors are adorned with paintings depicting floral designs. The panels and arches are also decorated..
At the entrance to the mosque, there are many beehives hanging from the ceiling.

Address: Fatehpur Sikri Main complex

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