Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Juma Masjid Mosque in Delhi, India

Juma Masjid Delhi,
Built Between 1650 to 1656

postmarked with two India stamps

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The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā of Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal,in the year 1644 CE and completed in the year 1658 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India.

The later name, Jama Masjid, is a reference to the weekly Friday noon congregation prayers of Muslims, Jummah, which are usually done at a mosque.

The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers.
India stamp 1974
Chital (Spotted Deer) 25 p. 
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India stamp 1965 or 1967
Mangoes 50 P.

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