Jhanjhari Masjid

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This mosque is in the Sipah locality of Jaunpur on the northern bank of the Gomti. This was built by Ibrahim Sharki at the time of the construction of Atala and Khalis mosques as this locality was settled-in by Ibrahim Sharki himself. The army used to keep its elephants, camels, horses and mules here. It was the place of saints and pandits. Within this mosque there are extremely beautiful “jhanjhariyas” of archdes. Sikandar Lodhi had got this mosque demolished but, looking at the still remaining central arch and compared to the Atala Masjid and the Jama Masjid with their great length and breadth, this mosque appears to be extremely beautiful. It has been dealt great damage by floods. This arch is 35 ft. high and 32 ft. wide. Despite being relatively small, this mosque is extremely beautiful. After the demolition by Sikandar Lodhi, quite a lot of stones from here have been used in the Shahi bridge. This mosque is a very beautiful example of early architecture.

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How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is Lal Bahadur Shastri Babatpur, 50km approx

By Train

It is around 4-5 km far from both railway stations (Jaunpur City/Jaunpur Jn.), auto rikshaw/e-rikshaw are available to reach there.

By Road

This mosque is in 3 km span from Jaunpur bus stand, auto rikshaw/e-rikshaw are available to reach there.