Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Rajasthan

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a mosque located in Ajmer, Rajasthan and is considered as one of India's oldest Mosques present till date. This mosque originally was a Saraswati Temple and a Sanskrit college, but during the Tarain Battle and the invasion, the temple and the college were destroyed and then were converted into a Mosque. The mosque was founded in the 1192 CE by Muhammad Ghori. There are different meanings behind the name 'Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra', some say due to the fact that the mosque was constructed within 2 and a half days, the name was decided as Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra. But there are people, especially the Sufi's who claim that the name 'Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra' refers to the temporary life of a human on earth.

The Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque was built according to the Mamluk dynasty architecture and was built out of the remaining materials of the Saraswati temple and the Sanskrit college. Therefore there were a few features of Hindu and Jain religion here and there but the gods and goddesses were removed from the remaining materials. Till 1947, i.e. when India got the Independence, 'Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra' was used as a mosque and was later taken over by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who are protecting and maintaining the Mosque in the city.

Timings

Adhai Din ka Jhopra open at 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Entry Fees

Free of cost

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