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Chauk Masjid (Chowk Masjid)

Chauk Masjid alias Chowk Masjid, known for its beautiful five domes was in 1665 A.D by Shayista Khan, the maternal uncle of Emperor Aurangzeb. The facade of the masjid has five pointed arches, of which two arches are very deep. These pillars are connected with one another by eight pillars and corresponding pilasters and they support the five domes. The central dome is elevated and has a metallic steeple, while the other domes are hidden in the roof. The gate of the masjid has two minarets and in the courtyard, there is a cistern. The whole structure of masjid has a high basement containing chambers used for shop, which open out on the roadside.

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