Dhai Din Ka Jhonpra Ajmer

Dhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer.

Dhai Din Ka Jhonpra, also known as Adhai Din ka Jhonpra or Dhai Din ki Masjid, is an ancient mosque situated in Ajmer, Rajasthan. This famous monument dates back to 1199 CE, and is one of the oldest mosques in India. The mosque also boasts of being the oldest surviving monument in Ajmer.

It is believed that the mosque derived it’s name from the fact that a part of the mosque was built in two-and-a-half-days. Alternatively, some Sufi’s also claim that the name is suggestive of a human’s temporary journey on the earth. The mosque was built on the ruins of an old Sanskrit college. As per the orders of the mogul ruler Muhammad Ghori, the mosque was to be built within 60 hours, so he could offer prayers. However, only a section of the wall could be built, where Mohammad Ghori offered his prayers.










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