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Moth ki Masjid

Moth ki Masjid at Delhi was built by Wazir Miya Bhoiya some time in the 16th century. It lies between Uday Park and the post South Extension Part 2 area of South Delhi.

Miyan Bhoiya, minister to King Sikander, was gifted a Ďmoth ki dalí (grain of lentil) by the king. To protect the grain, which was presented to him by the king, he planted the grain in his garden. The seedling, much to the amazement of the minister, grew with remarkable speed and in the first year itself gave yield. Within a few years, the produce was multiplied to a large extent. There was so much surplus that the minister decided to build a masjid, a place of worship, in celebration. He then invited the king to visit the monument built from his gift. So pleased was the King with the minister that he named the building, Moth ki Masjid or the mosque from the lentil.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: South Delhi
Location: New Delhi    


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