ï»¿Located at not more than 1. 5 kilometers from the city centre, Jama Masjid is one of the most famous tourist destinations of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was built in 1530 during the reign of Humayun. The architecture being quite similar to the grand Jama Masjid of Delhi, it spreads its elegance in all its surrounding. It is famous as the largest mosque in the whole city. The place is crowded by visitors on mostly all days.
According to the history, Jama Masjid was built by the people of the empire (rulers and other eminent persons) to perform the holy ritual of Namaz. Even the soldiers coming to visit Saharanpur used to perform Namaz in this Masjid. It is believed that people used to offer Namaz more than five times a day at this holy place in Saharanpur. The mosque is able to accommodate over thousand people inside its premises. There is a large open space in the middle of the mosque. Due to the use of marble for construction, the insides of the mosque is quite calm and cool. It has two tombs and five minars. The tomb in the middle is larger than the other one. The paintings on the inside of the tomb are similar to that of the Jama Masjid, Delhi. There are three entrances to the mosque. Many of the walls have inscriptions of famous quotes from the holy Quran. The place is very serene, majestic and peaceful.
The main day to perform Namaz is Friday. The festivals of Ramazan and Eid are celebrated on a great scale. Many people volunteer for help. There is a large and reasonable market around the mosque where tourists can treat themselves. The mosque is open during timings 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM.