Moti Masjid in Agra
Moti Masjid (Mosque) is a located in the premises of the Agra Fort. The Moti Masjid in Agra was built by Shah Jahan. During the rule of Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor numerous architectural wonders were built. Most famous of them being the Taj Mahal.
The architectural design of the mosque similar to the Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. The architectural significance of the mosque is it is built on a land that inclines from east to the northern part of the Diwan-i-Am complex.
The mosque is lavishly built with light white marble facing reflecting the style of architecture during Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the Moti Masjid has side arcades and arched recessions and the main sanctuary facade beyond. There are seven bays that are divided into a number of aisles which are supported by piers and lobed arches.
Moti Masjid in Delhi
Moti Masjid is a beautiful mosque in the Red Fort, Delhi. The personal mosque of Aurungzeb, Moti Masjid or Pearl Mosque lies to the west of Hamam. Situated on a higher level than courtyards, the prayer-hall of the mosque has inlaid black-marble outlines of 'musallas' (small carpets for prayers) and is surmounted by three bulbous domes.
The Moti Masjid ( Pearl Mosque) is made up of white marble beautiful It was built by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb at the Red Fort complex in Delhi from 1659-1660.
It is said that these domes were originally copper plated and even the eastern door is plated with copper leaves. The ladies of the seraglio also used the mosque to offer their prayers.