- Built over 500 years ago, Moth Ki Masjid which literally translates into 'mosque from the lentil', has an interesting legend behind it. The emperor Sikander Lodi jokingly presented his minister Wazir Miya, with a grain of lentil. The respectful minister planted the seed until it multiplied and soon brought in enough money to build a mosque. Needless to say, the emperor was delighted and undertook the foundation himself. The architecture is unlike others as it lacks the conventional minarets and calligraphy work however the red sandstone, semi-circular domes and latticework: give this secluded mosque, an inexplicable charm of its own. There are no photography charges and admission is open to all.
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- Off Khel Gaon Marg
- South Extension 2, Masjid Moth
- New Delhi 110049
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