arhai din ka jhompra
Arhai Din Ka Jhompra
- Built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1200 A.D. at Ajmer.
- Built on a levelled terrace probably used previously as a fair ground for a fair which lasted 21/2 days, hence the name of the structure.
- Built on the same lines as the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, using materials from surrounding temples, but twice the size of the Delhi mosque.
- Three pillars from Hindu temples are placed one above the other to achieve the height of the cloisters which is 20'.
- Tall stairway in four flights reaching up to front portico with a minaret on each side.
- A screen was added across the front of the sanctuary by Iltutmish. Above the main arch over the parapet are two minarets. The arches are of the 4 centered type.
- The smaller arches are of the multi-foil pointed style, inspired by Arab sources.
- The screen is 200' wide, 56' high at the centre and 12' thick.
- The rectangular panel is seen in the spandrel of each arch, a feature seen in ancient Arabian mosques.