Adhai Din Ka Jhopra Ajmer

Adhai Din Ka Jhopra Ajmer
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Adhai Din Ka Jhopra, Andar Kot Road, Lakhan Kothri, Ajmer, Rajasthan

Open & Close:

Open on all days

Timings :

06:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Entry Fees:

NIL

Duration:

30 minutes

Significance :

Islamic monument built by demolishing Hindu temples

At the foot of the Taragarh hill is this monument--a fine combination of rich tracery, delicate sharpness of finish and workmanship demonstrated by the Hindu masons--though for a Muslim ruler. Many view this as a unique building. Adhai Din-ka-Jhopra means a hut of two and half days. It is said that at an urgent commission from Muhammad Ghori this was constructed in two and half days. But a more likely explanation is: Muslim devotees gathered here for celebrating the Urs of Punjab Shah that lasted for two and half days.

This is actually a mosque built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak, the first Sultan of Delhi in 1199 AD. Iltutmish had subsequently adorned it with a screen pierced by the arcs that appear in this country for the first time. This mosque was constructed at the site and by the rubbles of those temples. The sculptures of the temples can be seen in conservatory, in side the campus. It has been kept insecurity by the government. It’s another symbol and proof of Muslim intolerance towards a different faith and their cultural values.

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