Sunehri Masjid (Chandni Chowk)

in New Delhi, India



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1846, Chandni Chowk Rd, Maliwara, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
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N28° 39' 21.78" E77° 13' 54.7932"   (28.65605, 77.231887)
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The Sunehri Masjid (سنهرى مسجد, lit. Golden Mosque) is a mosque in Old Delhi.
It is located near the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, once an imperial boulevard leading to the Red Fort. The mosque was built by Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Khan in 1721.Apparently the Persian invader Nadir Shah spent several hours on the top of the mosque on 11 March 1739 to observe the Katl-e-Aam (the killing of everyone in sight) that he had ordered, which resulted in the massacre of 30,000 inhabitants.
The mosque's original appearance has been altered as extensions to accommodate the faithful have been constructed. The mosque is also under threat from encroachment.
It is not to be confused with the Sunehri Masjid (Red Fort) nearby, or Lahore's Sunehri Masjid.

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Sunehri Masjid (Chandni Chowk)

Address: 1846, Chandni Chowk Rd, Maliwara, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India
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