Jama Masjid in PilibhitPilibhit is one of those cities which have a strong religious influence with many prominent and notable sacred spots around various places of the city and Pilibhit district. Since religion plays a very important role in people’s life it has a strong impact on the Pilibhit society as well as attracting people from all over the country. It is the emotions and the faith of people that gets reflected in the creation and beautification of various temples, mosques and dargahs. Among various religious places in Pilibhit, Jama Masjid deserves special mention just because of its creativity, architecture but also for its structural design.
History of Jama Masjid Pilibhit
Speaking of the history of Jama Masjid essentially requires the mention of its creator Hafiz Rahmat Khan. Ruling over the Rohillas, Hafiz Rahmat Khan Barech, was the Regent of Rohilkhand in North India from the year 1749 to 1774. It was reigns of almost three Mughal emperors that he served successfully with absolute honor and pride of his position. It is the common belief that the town of Pilibhit was founded by Hafiz Rahmat Khan and he also influenced by the supreme architectural work of Jama Masjid Delhi, built in, an exact replica of that in Pilibhit and named it as Jama Masjid. There were many buildings constructed by the Mughals at that time which shows excellent architecture but it was the structural design and the construction of Jama Masjid, Delhi that caught the eye of Hafiz Rahmat Khan and he thought of building Jama Masjid in Pilibhit in 1769. It must be noted that the beautiful gateway that catches the eye in Jama Masjid Delhi will not be missed in Jama Masjid Pilibhit as the creator has successfully created the same beauty here as the Mughals. Even
Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s palace at Agra shows a brilliant curvilinear Bengali roof which has been replicated in Jama Masjid in Pilibhit in the marvelously created wall that encircles the mosque. Every part of Jama Masjid has been well imitated from the Masjid in Delhi and that is why at that time the cost of making the Masjid was not less than Rs 3 lakhs.
Rituals and Prayers in Jama Masjid Pilibhit
It is one of the pious places of Pilibhit where mainly people from Islam come to offer their prayers to the Almighty. It is not only a popular Masjid in Pilibhit district and Pilibhit city but also in the neighborhood regions of the city. Even people from various other states come to visit this Masjid. The festivals celebrated in a grand way here in Jama Masjid, Pilibhit are Eid and Ramzan with many devotees coming from various cities across state. Even on every Friday, the footfalls at the Masjid premises are quite high since all come together on that day to offer the prayer in zamat. Near the Jama Masjid compound there‘s a new tehsil compound increasing the popularity of Jama Masjid, Pilibhit.
Though the condition of the mosque with lack of maintenance and care has failed to retain its original charm but it is believed that with the new initiative of reconstruction, the hundreds of year old construction will win back its lost glory.
The best time to visit Jama Masjid is between the months of November to February every year since the climate remains cool with moderate temperatures in Pilibhit. These months form the winter season here with ideal temperature for tours and visits.
How to Reach Jama Masjid Pilibhit
It's a 7 minutes drive through station road, from Pilibhit Junction Railway Station, covering a distance of 3.2 kms. One can also visit the place by going through Sh 29 and Tankpur Road where the distance can be little more in kms. Any local conveyence would be ideal for visiting this spot.
Address of Jama Masjid in Pilibhit
Sarai Khan, Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh 262001
Near Ayurvedic College Pilibit