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Jama Mosque, Jaunpur

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Jama Masjid or Jama Mosque or Jami Masjid or Badi Masjid, one of the largest Mosques in India, is a 15th-century mosque built by Hussain Shah Sharqi of the Jaunpur Sultanate in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is one of the chief tourist attractions in Jaunpur. The mosque is 2.2 km north-northeast of Jaunpur, 7.3 km northwest of Zafarābād, 16.8 km north-northeast of Mariāhū, 26.3 km west-northwest of Kirākat. It is 1 km from the Atala mosque. Special prayers are held every Friday. Regular prayers for five times are offered every day. History The mosque was built by the Sharqi dynasty of the Sunni Jaunpur Sultanate in the 15th century. The dynasty was established by the powerful eunuch Malik Sarwar (also known as Malik-as-Sharq, meaning "peer of the east") in Jaunpur after the decline in Tughlaq dynasty power, precipitated by both internal decline due to factors such as profligate spending by Firuz Tughlaq and by the sack of Delhi by Timur in 1398. Mal
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