Agra Jama Masjid

Made a short trip to Agra and visited the 17th c. Jama Masjid that’s close to the western gateway of Agra Fort, on the edge of Agra’s old city. The eastern boundary wall and arcade of the mosque were torn down by the British after the 1857 uprising, to make way for the railway line and station that sit just in front of the mosque, giving this mosque an “open” feel on one side. These images are also on flickr.

Agra’s Jama Masjid

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Side Gateway

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Chattris

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Mosque interior

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Mehrab

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Bas relief of mosque facade on minbar

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Cleaning contraption!

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Hanging around

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View of Agra Fort from mosque

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Panoramic view of Agra Fort and railway station from mosque courtyard (perspective manipulated/distorted for panorama)

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Streets and alleys around mosque

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Side entrance to mosque

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2 thoughts on “Agra Jama Masjid

  1. Love these Varun. Especially the one with the lady in green passing by and the guy laying down on the ground. Somehow the random people add something extra to the architectural photos.

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