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Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra

Adhai-din-ka-jhoupra: It is a superb example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is believed that it was constructed in two and a half days, hence called as Adhai-Din (two and a half days). It is also believed that the name is associated to a two and a half day fair held annually nearby. The mosque was originally a Sanskrit college but later on converted into a mosque by Muhammad Ghori in 1198. He erected seven arched-wall engraved with verses from the Koran.

Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra Ajmer is a mosque conceptualized by Abu Bakr of Heart. Adhai-Di-Ka-Jhopra in Ajmer is constructed with the ruins of Hindu and Jain temples. The pillars that hold up the structure belong to the broken Hindu and Jain temples. Sultan Altamush in 1230 enhanced the appearance of the edifice by adding latticework under a raised arch. The facade of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhopra in Ajmer displays the Arabic inscriptions. You might also see an inscription in Sanskrit.

Enter through the north gateway and see the ruin of a minaret in the right side. A staircase will take you to a tower from where the muezzin called the faithful. Yellow limestone arches mark the front side of facade. The walls of the main hall are chiseled into small screens to allow sunlight to enter. The interior of Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra in Ajmer resembles the design of a Hindu temple. Look out for Sanskrit inscription on the top of the main gate, which tells about the origin of the edifice. The mosque comprises of 10 domes held up by 124 pillars. During your tour to Rajasthan don't miss to visit Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra in Ajmer. Also visit Taragarh Fort located 3 km from Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra. Tour to Rajasthan will display you different shades of this desert fantasy..

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