(Last Updated on : 24/10/2017)
Moti Masjid was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan at the Red Fort complex in Delhi. The mosque was also used by the ladies of the Zenana. Moti Masjid is a very famous Mosque which attracts a number of tourists. The mosque is built of white marble and is well known for its sparkling white colour.
The mosque has been erected near the 'Court for Common People' or the 'Diwan-E-Aam' in the Agra Fort. The mosque lies on the bank of Yamuna River
and is regarded as a religious and architectural relic of India. It has a popular religious place for worship for the royal members of the court belonging of the Mughal Dynasty
. Moti Masjid was built from 1659 to1660. It is located close to the Ajmeri Gate of the Dargah of Sufi saint, Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki at Mehrauli. This mosque resembles in design to the one located inside the Red Fort
Location of Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid is located in Delhi
in the premises of the Agra Fort
, Delhi. It is situated to the west of the Hammam and close to the Diwan-e-Khas. The mosque lies on the bank of Yamuna River in the premises of Red Fort.
Architecture of Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid is regarded as a religious and architectural historical object of India. The architectural style of the mosque and its design belongs to the Shah Jahan
era. The prayer hall of the Moti Masjid lies on the western side. This Masjid has been beautifully designed which is supported by 12 magnificent pillars. It is crowned by 3 attractive domes, originally copper plated. There is a wall that is lined with a sequence of domed cabins. These have been designed according to Hindu architectural pattern.
The mosque has been divided into several aisles by the seven walkways. These walkways are supported by the piers and overhead arches. The chief platform of the mosque has been raised by 4 steps which is a contrast to other mosques as they are levelled over three steps. The mosque also has a separate prayer hall for the women that have been built on either sides of the main prayer hall. These prayer halls have been adorned with marbled lattice worked screens. The main prayer hall of the mosque has outlines of musallas i.e. small carpets for prayers in black marble.
Visiting Information of Moti Masjid
Moti Masjid is well connected with the other parts of the country. Regular buses run between Delhi to other places of the country. Indira Gandhi International Airport
is the nearest airport
of Moti Masjid.