It is actually a Masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, first Sultan of Delhi, in AD 1199 contemporary to the other one built at Qutub-Minar complex of Delhi known as Quwal-ul-Islam mosque (power of Islam). Sultan Iltutmish had subsequently beautified it in AD 1213 with a screen pierced by corbelled engrailed arches which appears in this country for the first time.  However, a large number of architectural members and sculptures of temples are lying inside the verandah of the complex for safety and security purposes by the department which shows the existence of a Hindu temple in its vicinity during circa 11th-12th Century AD. This mosque, built from the dismantled remains of temples, is known as Adhai-din-ka-Jhonpra possibly from the fact that a fair used to be held here for two and a half days.
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Notification No. Ajmer, 4552-S dated 09.12.1919
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Ownership Status Government
Topographical Features It is situated in  a hill-girt rocky terrain.
1 A. Cunningham, Archaeological Survey of India, Reports of a Tour in the Panjab and Rajputana in 1883-84, Vol. XXIII (reprint, Varanasi 1972),
2 A. Cunningham, Archaeological Survey of India, Tour Reports made during the years 1862-63-64-65, Vol. II (reprint, Varanasi 1972),
3 Archaeological Remains, Monuments and Museums, Part II (reprint, Delhi 1996);
4 Chandramani Singh (ed.), Protected Monuments of Rajasthan (Jaipur 2002);
5 Har Bilas Sarda, Ajmer : Historical and Descriptive (Ajmer 1941) and
6 Z.A.Desai, Published Muslim Inscriptions of Rajasthan (Jaipur 1971).
Locality Tehsil District State
Ajmer (Lat. 26o  27’ N; Long. 74o   37’ E) Ajmer Ajmer Rajasthan