Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb in Delhi

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Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb Overview

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Located in the Archeological Village Complex are two monuments besides each other. One is a mosque and the other a tomb of two people by the names of Jamali and Kamali.

Jamali was the alias of Shaikh Jamali Kamboh, a famous and highly regarded sufi saint who lived during the pre-Mughal rule. Kamali on the other hand was an unknown person, but he was associated with Jamali. The tomb and mosque in the complex have been named together as “Jamali Kamali” since both people were buried next to each other.

Construction of the tomb and mosque began in 1528 and took a year to be completed. The mosque is constructed in red sandstone and is housed in an enclosed garden. A large courtyard leads to the main prayer hall, complete with five high arches, but only the central arch is topped with a dome. All the arches are also beautifully adorned. The walls and alcoves of the mosque are inscribed with verses of the Koran. Adjacent to the mosque is the tomb, which is a flat structure adorned with red and blue paint and inscriptions from the Koran and verses from Jamali’s poems.

  • Opening Closing Time Sunrise to sunset, all days of the week.

  • Entrance Fee Entry is free and open to all.

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Archeological Village Complex, New Delhi