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Moti Masjid


Moti Masjid, Red Fort

To the west of the Hammam lies the small mosque, called the Moti Masjid (‘pearl mosque’), built by Aurangzeb for his personal use. The prayer-hall of the mosque is inlaid with outlines of musallas (small carpets for prayers) in black marble, and it stands at a higher level than the courtyard.


Moti Masjid, Red Fort

The hall is surmounted by three bulbous domes, originally copper-plated, which appear to be too constricted at the neck. The eastern door is provided with copper-plated leaves. The mosque was also used by the ladies of the seraglio.

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