Monday 13 November 2017

Fatehpur Sikri

I hate when postcards have mistakes. This postcard is identify as showing Buland Darwaza, the highest gateway in the world, but in fact shows Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque. The gate is part of the mosque but is not shown in the postcard. Fortunately, is part of Fatehpur Sikri anyway.

Jama Masjid
This postcard was sent by Prashanth

The Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), a.k.a. Jami Masjid, is a 17th-century mosque in the World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri in India. The mosque was built in 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan and dedicated to his loving daughter, Jahanara Begum. The mosque also known as the "Friday Mosque" is one of the largest mosques in India and is a most sought after pilgrimage site by the devotees. - in: wikipedia

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