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Shahi Idgah

The Fortified mosque of Shajahanabad

The Shahi Idgah is an important historical monument in Delhi, located to the left of the ancient city of Shajahanabad. The Idgah is within a fortified enclosure, made to protect the worshippers.

The Idgah creates an impression of fairly new construction due to its painted walls and plaster walls and also its impressive entrance gates.

All around this lie numerous graves of the Muslim inhabitants and of those slain in the numerous battles on the plains in the northern part of the country. Exactly behind the Idgah is the Qadam Sharim enclosure, where the chief tomb is that of Ferozeshah Tughlak’s son. For two days of the year, on the Muslim festivals, the Idgah used to be heavily packed.

Updated on 13th December, 2005
District: New Delhi


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