Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Nili Masjid

Nili Masjid is located in Delhi within the Hauz Khas Enclave. It was built during the reign of Sinkandar Lodi between the years 1505-06 by a nurse.

Some Interesting Facts!!


  1)    The nurse, Kausaumbhil served Fath Khan who was the son of Khan-i-Azam - the then governor of Delhi. 

  2)    Only the central chamber of the mosque remains  It has three-arched openings and a dome. The central arch has the construction date in scripted on it. 

  3)    It is a rubble built mosque but has been well plastered . The name "Nili" comes because the facade over the Chajja is decorated with blue tiles.

4) Though not maintained very well, this mosque is in use as of today.

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