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Jama Masjid Tonk, a great example of the great Mughal architectural style

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Jama Masjid is one of the biggest mosques in India and is constructed in ancient Mughal architectural style. The initial construction work of the mosque started in 1246 by the first Nawab of Tonk, Amir Khan. It was finally completed between 1297 and 1298 by his son, Nawab Wzirudhoula. There are four doors and four minarets in this mosque. The walls of the masjid have fine golden paintings and meenakari work.

Tonk, Jama Masjid is totally different from other mosques regarding architecture. Photo: Twitter

It is still carefully maintained by the mosque committee.

Location of the Mosque:

This Mosque is situated in Tonk City, District Tonk, Rajasthan.

History of the Mosque:

It is one of the biggest and the most beautiful Mosques built in India. Its construction was started in 1246 A.D. by Nawab Amir Khan and it was completed in 1298 A.D. by Nawab Wzirudhoula, the son and successor of Nawab Amir Khan.

 The beautiful Jamia Tonk Masjid (Tonk, Rajasthan) commissioned by the Rohilla Sardar Amir Khan, the first Nawab of Tonk who reigned between 1817 – 1834. The Tonk Riyasat of Nawabs was a short lived dynasty during the twilight period of the Mughal Empire.

Architecture of the Mosque:

The main part of the Mosque is similar to the Mughal style monuments of Delhi and Agra. It has four huge minars which are visible from a long distance. Its four big doors have been built in the Mughal style of architecture. The walls of the Mosque are ornamented with golden paintings and enameling work.

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