NILI-MASJID

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Location: Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi
Built In: 1505-06
Built By: Kasumbhil


Nilli Masjid, DelhiWithin the Hauz-Khas Enclave lies this rubble-built but plastered mosque, survived now only by its prayer-chamber, pierced by three arched openings and surmounted by a single dome over the central portion.

Above the chhajja, its façade is ornamented with blue tiles, which have given it its present name, meaning the 'blue mosque'. Over its central archway is an inscription, from which we learn that it was built in 911 AH (1505-06) during the reign of Sikandar Lodi, by Kasumbhil, nurse of Fath Khan, son of Khan-i-Azam Masnad 'Ali Khawas Khan, then governor of Delhi.



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