Photographer's Note

"Adhai-Din-Ka-Jhonpra" or "Two and a Half Day Shed"
This interesting relic of an old mosque, lies to the west of Dargah. It was originally a Sanakrit College, which was build in 1155, within a temple anclosure and was destroyed by Mohammad Ghauri in 1193. It is said that he ordered, the mosque to be made ready on this site for his prayer within two and a half days. Thus remains of surrounding temples were utilised to build this magnificent monument.
It is interesting to note that no two pillars are alike and retain the Hindu stylistic element.
The screen and arches were later added in 1266, and now is a great example of indo-islamic architecture.

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