A Place of Prayer for Muslims in Jaipur !!


A mosque is a place of worship for the followers of Islam. The word “masjid” is dedicated to the daily five prayers and the larger masjid “Jama” is where the daily five prayers and the Friday congregational prayers are held with a high volume of attendance. Regardless of which Jama Masjid you visit, there is just one word for all of them – beautiful! Jama Masjid is the main mosque and there is one in many cities in India. The Jama Masjid in Jaipur has the same basic structure. It has been built on a raised platform – It has one prominent dome in the middle with its inverted moon along with two other smaller domes. It has a rectangular prayer hall that has a beautiful facade made of seven arches. There are three small gates in three different directions that take you to the courtyard in front of the mosque, the place where all devotees pray. It has an ablution tank and the corners have been ornamented by minar-type kiosks.

Built-in AD 1569, by Bharmal, the then king of Amber according to the order of Emperor Akbar, Jama Masjid Jaipur like Jama Masjid in Delhi and Agra is of historical importance and is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). Jama Masjid is located less than 1 km from the famous Amer Fort. Once you have finished exploring this beautiful fort, you can take an auto to Jama Masjid or even walk. One of the major attractions of Amber is the famous Amer Fort, which lies very close to Jama Masjid. Amer Fort happens to be one of the most important tourist attractions of Jaipur. People usually visit the Jama Masjid, on the way back from this beautiful fort.


It is a protected monument by the Archeological Survey Of India. As told by the localities, Akbar once came to this mosque so they also call it Akbari Masjid. Four high minars built on the corners enhance its beauty. The mosque has five arched screes and a deep mihrab on the western wall. The Interior of the domes was decorated with geometric designs and paintings, traces of which are still visible.


This mosque is built on the usual plan and has five arched screens and a deep Mihrab on the western wall. In front of the mosque, there is a courtyard entered through small gateways from three directions. A Persian inscription to the left side of the central arch states that this mosque was built by the king of Amber, Bharmal.


Hazrat Maulana Ziauddin Sahab Rh. is a famous dargah of silsila-e-chishtiya Hazrat Maulana Ziauddin Sahab Rh., who was an outstanding Khalifa of Hazrat Maulana Fakharuddin Muhibbun-Nabi Dehelvi Rh. who preaches and proliferated his Pir (spiritual preceptor) teachings to establish Silsila-e-Chishtiya in India.

Other than these listed Mosques, the followers of Islam can come together for ‘Salat’ (prayer) at the following mosques which are located at Mirza Ismail Road, Khejron Ka Rasta, Nahari Ka Naka, Khandelwal Colony, A. K. Gopalan Nagar, and Mahant Colony. They often include a mosque, meeting rooms, schools (Madrassas), residences for a teacher or caretaker, hospitals, and other buildings for the community purpose.

The Jama Masjid of Jaipur is also very popular as Akbari Masjid Jaipur. The location of this masjid is on the outskirts of the beautiful Pink City, Jaipur. Located on a raised platform, the Mosque acts as a reminder of the City’s Mughal Past. There are three gates to enter the mosque. It is one of the Jaipur tourist places which is loved by tourists. The ancient mosque with huge pillars and beautiful greenery around makes it eye-catching! This mosque is also called Jama Masjid and it’s known as Akbari masjid because it was made in the time of King Akbar.

At a distance of 13.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, The Jama Masjid of Amber is located near the Amer Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur City. Amber Jama Masjid also known as Akbari Masjid was built by Raja Bharmal on the order of Emperor Akbar in 1569 AD. The Mosque was built on a slightly raised platform that entered through small gateways on three sides. Its rectangular prayer hall on the west has a magnificent facade of seven arches, the central one is larger than the others. The prayer hall is surmounted by three large domes along with an inverted lotus. The courtyard in front of the mosque has an ablution tank. Four high minars built on the corners enhance its beauty. The Interior of the domes was decorated with geometric designs and paintings.