Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque

Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque

Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque
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Neighborhood: Mehrauli/Qutub Minar
Home to the most beautiful step wells in the country, Jamali Kamali Mosque and a 200 acre park with facets of heritage peeping at you from every nook and cranny, Mehrauli is one of those treasure houses where the stories of the past can go on for years. Visitors need a whole day at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park to truly enjoy the opulent 1000-year old legacy of this neighbourhood. A great spot for picnics, this giant heritage park with Qutub Minar in the backdrop, has become a popular cricket playground among the local youngsters. Mehrauli has a number of artistic gems that have been converted into stunning art galleries & rooftop restaurants popular for a grand view of the Qutub Minar and large part of South Delhi.
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Amolak Rattan K
New Delhi, India3,027 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Friends
This is an old architectural beauty of the sixteenths century. Jamali built the mosque for preaching and subsequently he was buried in the tomb. Kamali,who was his ardent follower, was buried in the adjacent place. A must see attraction if you are in Delhi.

Amolak Rattan Kohli
Former Governor of Mizoram
Written April 18, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,805 contributions
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Dec 2019
This mosque complex was built and named in honour of Shaikh Jamali Kamboh, a Lodi Dynasty era Sufi saint who was revered by the islamic rulers of the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire. The mosque is beautifully preserved considering it’s been around since the early 16th century. The main prayer hall is like many Lodi era mosques in Delhi, that is, narrow and looks like a colonnade. Entrance to the hall is through one of 5 archways, with the central arch decorated using common Lodi architectural flourishes such fluted columns and oriel windows.

An interesting feature of the prayer hall is the corner joints between the arches. Instead of the usual recess typical of Lodi architecture, the corners protrude outwards with what looks like cornices stacked one above another.

The Jamali Kamali Tomb and Mosque is the best thing to see in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, and being free makes it well worth the time to visit.
Written December 30, 2019
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Capt_Bhavika
Mumbai, India546 contributions
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Jan 2014 • Solo
good to explore... Balbans tomb, Big Gate, Water reservoires, a Chhatri, Lawn, Well, Spring nearby, in the mehrauli archeological park... Gandhak n Rajao ki bawali featured in Bol na halke halke song of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom movie.
Written January 29, 2014
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shahajatinm
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Nov 2018 • Solo
Jamali was a pen name for poet, traveller and Sufi Shiekh Fuzlullah. He was also known as Jalal Khan. Jamali was a famous city poet for Lodi as well as Mughal Empire. Jamali was introduced to Sufism by Shiekh Samauddin.

The Mosque was built by Maulana Jamali for preaching as well as provide 'serai' - Shelter to the weary travelers. The Mosque also had an elevated balcony for hanging a lamp as an indicator for travelers. The Mosque was built in 1528

The tomb of Maulana Jamali lies to the North of the Mosque. The tomb was built in 1529, while the Maulana was still alive. This complex was used by the Maulana as his Hospice, where he lived and preached.
When he died in 1536, the Maulana was buried in the main chamber. The cieling of the main chamber was decorated with his poems as inscriptions.
Kamali, an ardent follower of Maulana Jamali was buried in the pillared Cenotaph tomb in the complex
Hence it is also known as Jamali Kamali Mosque.

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Written November 22, 2018
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Jitendra_Kumar00
New Delhi, India31 contributions
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Feb 2014 • Family
We went to Mehrouli and then from Balban’s tomb about 300 m down a path leading to the mosque and the adjoining tomb of Jamali Kamali constructed in 1528 – 1529 in which Jamali was buried after his death in 1535 . Sheikh Fazal Ul Lah alias Sheikh Jamal Ud Din Kamboh Dehlawi aka Jala Khan wrote under the nom de plume of Jamali .
Written December 21, 2014
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Satyendra Garg
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India6,976 contributions
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Nov 2014 • Solo
I had heard of this attraction about 15 years back when my son had gone for a school picnic in his primary classes and eloquently described the place which was fun for small children.
Had an opportunity to visit this attraction this week when I could visit all the structures in Mehrauli archaeological park. The visit was really worth the effort and I could see this beautiful mosque and the tomb.
This structure which is a twin one having a mosque and the tomb is really beautiful. The mosque is beautiful, with a large courtyard and good architectural features. There were two persons in the structure, a guard and an official of ASI. They had locked the tomb entry and I thought its entry would be from outside. I took a round around the structure and did not find any opening for the tomb. I came back to the mosque and asked the officials. They said tomb entry was closed for safety reasons. But seeing my interest, he opened the lock and took me to the tomb structure and I could see the structure. He mentioned that entry to the tomb was closed and he had instructions not to open it. In the process, I had to satisfy myself looking through the openings the excellent interior of the tomb. It is a pity that they do not show it properly.
I engaged the officials into conversations and asked how many people visit these structures and he conceded not more than half a dozen in a day and that too, people who know about these come asking for it. It is a pity that this national treasure which should be a huge attraction for visitors both from inside and outside the country, is hidden behind locks and not many people knwo about it and I who have lived in Delhi for more tha 25 years did not have the full description of the place. It goes to show that we as a society has to do a lot to make ourselves proud of our heritage.
This attraction is part of the Mehrauli archaeological park which includes structures like tomb of Balban, Rajon ki baoli, Melcalf Dilkusha or Quli khan tomb, Gandhak baoli, Jahaz Maahal and Hauz i Shamshi and many others.
It is high time Indian culture is propagated and shown to the world for the progresses we have made for last 5000 years.
Written November 19, 2014
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MARGDARSHI
Mumbai, India1,355 contributions
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May 2014 • Friends
INTACH had recently renovated the place & i went to have a look at it.It is located in the Mehrauli Archaelogical Park whose construction started during Mughal emperor Akbar`s reign in 1528 & completed in 1536 at the time of Humayun`s rule.Kamali was a sufi poet who travelled all over middle east & Iran winning fame for his verses.It has a typical Mughal appearance built in red sandstone with white borders as a contrast to the red color.there are 4 center point arches on thick piers with the central one being more eloborately decorated & flanked by fluted players.

The other pillars have eye catching Koranic verses with colorfully painted tiles enhancing the beauty of the mosque.Lotus flower is also painted.I climbed on top of one of the minarets & had a beautiful view of the Delhi city.This whole area is supposed to be a haunted area with ghosts from the past.Djinns are supposed to visit the place on Thursdays.
Written September 21, 2014
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ranreev
New Delhi, India175 contributions
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Dec 2013 • Family
Jamali Kamali tomb and mosque is a beautiful place with well known sufi saint Jamali of Lodhi era. The tomb is true sufi place which displays combination of Hindu and Mughal art. Mosque has carvings of lotus, roof of mosque is so colourful , coloured with vegetable colours. It has not been redone since made still very attractive. Mosque area is also peaceful and beautifully made. The complex also has tomb of Bablan and ruins next to that. Considered as one of the most haunted place in India. A must visit place.
Written April 16, 2014
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Puru2412
New Delhi, India69 contributions
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Mar 2016 • Friends
The place is beautiful non only due to the tomb but due to the serene & silent environment that too on a Sunday.

Best to Visit on Saturdays and Sundays as not many people come here on weekdays can be risky for women.
Written March 7, 2016
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SatyaPrakash P
Hyderabad, India275 contributions
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Oct 2015
I heard that it is haunted. For me it was a beautiful mosque and no crowds there. It is in Mehrauli but not so open and no sign boards will lead you there.
We went into broad day light and no spirits haunted us :)
Written October 29, 2015
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