Photo feature: Celebration of Ramadan at Jama Masjid

The magnificent Jama Masjid in Delhi serves as the epicenter of all activity during Ramadan and Eid

Photo feature: Celebration of Ramadan at Jama Masjid
Illuminated Jama Masjid during the month long Ramadan festival in New Delhi in April, 2022. (Photographs and video by Rajeev Bhatt)

The Masjid-I Jehan-Numa, which means 'World-reflecting Mosque,' is better referred to as the Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.

Muslim family members breaking fast at the Jama Masjid complex during the month long Ramadan festival in New Delhi in April, 2022.

It was established between 1650 and 1656 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and inaugurated by its first Imam, Syed Abdul Ghafoor Shah Bukhari. It acted as the imperial mosque of the Mughal emperors until the empire's fall in 1857 and was located in the Mughal capital of Shahjahanabad (now Old Delhi).