Built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, the Jama Masjid (Masjid-i Jahān-Numā), situated in the heart of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India.
It is not the first time that I am writing about Jama Masjid and the reason behind is the spiritual call one can feel when entering the grand and serene Jama Masjid. In 2015, I visited this mosque for the first time but I felt the longing to be there again. In March 2018, I visited the mosque again. Beside the spiritual fulfilment that one can feel at this place, there is a lot more than can please the heart.
When I arrived at the Jama Masjid, I found this little boy outside. He was lost in his thoughts and seemed to be sad. I have no idea what was the reason behind and I did not ask him either. I walked to him and tried to paint his lost smile again on his face.
Through this post, I will share three striking and meaningful pictures that I captured through my lens outside, in the compound of and inside the Jama Mosque. It’s a three-picture tour. I will not write much as description to the pictures. I will rather trigger your thoughts by adding one line as description to each picture.
Picture 1: Outside the mosque
Food for thought: God is inside or outside?
Picture 2: In the mosque’s compound
Food for thought: The first religion is that of love. It is God-made. All other religions are man-made.
Picture 3: Inside the mosque
Food for thought: If we seek, we find.
I hope the above pictures make you think wider. As for me, I didn’t leave after these three pictures. I took countless pictures, indulged in several conversations with different people about life, spirituality and India. I allowed the soulful adhan to sink into me and felt the power of the place.