Tucked away inside one of the many ‘pockets’ of Purani Dilli (Old Delhi), the Kalan Masjid (1387) is one of the seven mosques built by Khan i Jahan Tilangani, Firoz Shah Tughlaq’s prime minister. Stylistically similar to it’s six contemporaries, it is one of the few medieval mosques of Delhi which are still in use.
The facade of the projecting entrance distinctly adheres to the Tughlaq style, with it’s characteristic sloping towers and high plinth. There is a striking resemblance of this facade with that of the Khirki Masjid in Jahanpanah. The mosque, though hard to find, can be easily reached by foot from Turkman Gate.
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