9 Interesting Facts About Delhi’s Jama Masjid

1. Delhi's Jama Masjid was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. 

2. The masjid was constructed at the cost of one million rupees. 

3. It is constructed using red sandstone and marble. 

4. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. 

5. The courtyard of this Masjid can accomodate about 25,000 devotees at a time. 

6. It is known as Masjid-e-Jahannuma, which means the mosque that reflects the entire world.

7. To reach the courtyard, there are 35 steps from the east, 33 steps from south and 39 steps from north . 

8. It has survived terroist attacks in 2006 and 2010. 

9. Some parts of the architecture are inspired by Jain and Hindu methods.