Moti Masjid

About Moti Masjid Agra


Moti Masjid Agra or Pearl Masjid is one of Shah Jahan's most stunning monuments. This masjid was created alongside Shah Jahan's other architectural marvels, the most famous of which is the Taj Mahal. Moti Masjid is a stunning white edifice that stands out against the blue sky. A courtyard with side arcades, arched excavations, and the main shrine act behind the main complex.

Three massive domes made of bright white marble stand on the red sandstone walls, enclosing the shrine. Seven compartments are similarly separated into aisles and supported by piers and lobed arches. The mosque's architectural design is considered to be similar to that of Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral.

The Moti Masjid Agra was created as a place of worship for the royal members of the court to offer their prayers to the almighty. It is one of Agra's oldest mosques, with fascinating stories behind its name. According to information about Moti Masjid, the mosque shines like a pearl on a moonlit night, a sight that can provide calm and pleasure to all who see it.

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History


The Moti Masjid Agra was built by Shah Jahan between 1648 and 1654 AD and is approximately 4.5 kilometers away from the Agra Cantonment Railway Station. Shah Jahan, who demolished several structures within the Agra Fort to add his marble, is largely responsible for the Agra Fort's present form.

One such construction was the Moti Masjid. The mosque is significantly later than all of the other contributions to the Agra Fort (these were commenced in 1627, and completed in 1638). The mosque was finished in 1653, five years after the Mughal capital was moved to Shahjahanabad. Shah Jahan was so taken with the mosque when he first saw it that upon finishing, he returned two years later to show it to two of his sons.

Architecture


The mosque complex is a walled enclosure to the north of the fort's courtyard, constructed on a high plinth. It faces the Yamuna river and is located on an east-west axis. The walls are made of red sandstone on the outside and marble on the interior. Each wall has a lofty entryway in the center, with the eastern one serving as the main entrance.

A nearly square courtyard lies within the enclosure walls, with arcades on the north, south, and eastern sides. The main prayer hall, with its multi-bayed aisle structure and twelve-sided piers, is located on the western perimeter. In the courtyard's center is an ablution pool. The prayer hall's interior isn't particularly ornate.

Activities


heck out the Sheesh Mahal

Sheesh Mahal is one of Agra Fort's most beautiful structures. The Sheesh Mahal is a harem or dressing room with cutting-edge water engineering. Mosaics and small mirrors adorn the interior of the Sheesh Mahal.

Visit Nagina Masjid

Emperor Shah Jahan built the Nagina Masjid as a private mosque for the royal court's women to offer their everyday prayers.

Musamman Burj

Musamman Burj, another creation of Shah Jahan is an open-air structure with an octagonal design. Shah Jahan is said to have spent his last days in Musamman Burj, gazing out at the open pavilion at his beloved wife's tomb.

Have a visit to Local Bazaars

When you are in Agra, a visit to the markets is a must. These old Bazaars offer everything that you would ever want. You can shop for yourself, your families, and even for your loved ones.

Munch snacks and have delicious food

While there is a lot to do when you are near this beautiful mosque, one can never forget to fill their appetite. There are awesome restaurants nearby to check out that will satisfy the hunger in you.

Check out Taj Mahal

Also, don't forget to check out the Taj Mahal, the beautiful creation of Shah Jahan, made in remembrance of his beloved wife. One can never miss the visit to this place when they are in Agra.

Tips for visiting


  • Make sure to cover your head when you are visiting the Moti Masjid.
  • Do wear decent clothes and no funky clothes.
  • Make sure to respect the place and carry no alcohol or other such prohibited items.
  • Do not play any music while you are around the Masjid.
  • Do check the Moti Masjid Agra timings before visiting there.

Best time to visit


Visiting Agra in the winter months is ideal to choose. Pearl Masjid is open all day long and anyone can visit the place throughout the year. However, the winter season is best to opt for. The Moti Masjid Agra timings are from Sunrise to Sunset.

Nearby Atractions


  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Choti Masjid
  • Diwan-I-Aam
  • Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb

Nearby Hotels


  • Hotel Ajay International
  • Hotel Alleviate
  • Hotel Orange
  • Hotel Moti Palace
  • Sun Hotel
  • Hotel Saniya Palace
  • New Hotel Taj Way Inn

Interesting Facts About Moti Masjid


  • It is within the Red Fort that is considered one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • On Moonlight night, the Masjid shines like a pearl making it the most beautiful and peaceful place.
  • The construction of the Moti Masjid took almost years to build.
  • There are separated portions made especially for women to offer their regular prayers.

Nearby Restaurants


  • Jain Chole Bhature
  • Tea'se Me
  • Yes Restaurant
  • Hotel Wingston
  • Kirandeep Restaurant
  • Cafe' G

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People Also Ask About Moti Masjid

The famous Moti Masjid Agra was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.

Moti Masjid is famous because it shined like a pearl.

In Agra, there is only one Moti Masjid.

Jain Chole Bhature, Tea'se Me, Yes Restaurant, Hotel Wingston, Kirandeep Restaurant, Cafe' G are the nearby restaurants to Moti Masjid.

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