"Sunehri Masjid" Chandni Chowk Tip by MM212

Chandni Chowk, Delhi: 36 reviews and 91 photos

  Pastel colours of Sunehri Masjid - Mar 09
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  • Pastel colours of Sunehri Masjid - Mar 09 - Delhi
      Pastel colours of Sunehri Masjid - Mar 09
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  • The triple domes - Delhi
      The triple domes
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This tiny mosque on Chandni Chowk is one of two mosques in Delhi named Sunehri Masjid, or "Golden Mosque" (the second is Shahi Sunehri Masjid, located just south of the Red Fort). The triple onion-shaped copper domes were once gilded and had earned this mosque its name. It was built in 1721 by Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Khan during the reign of Muhammad Shah. The mosque's prayer hall is elevated above street-level shops and consists of an open interior. A hasty recent renovation had the interior painted in pastel colours, which may be pretty, but it is definitely not true to the original design. Sunehri Masjid is adjacent to Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, the grand Sikh temple.

Address: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
Phone: 9311807071
Website: http://www.nomadicfoot.com/india/top-places-to-visit-in-old-delhi-india

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  • Updated May 24, 2010
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