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Chandni Chowk area description and photos - India: Delhi. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Chandni Chowk.
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The Chadni Chowk area is located in the northern part of the capital of India - Delhi. Translated from the Urdu language, "Chadni Chowk" means "area filled with moonlight." This place was created in the 17th century during the reign of the great Muslim emperor of India Shah Jahan, and the project of the area was developed by his daughter Jahan Ara. Chadni Chowk almost immediately gained fame as one of the largest and busiest retail outlets in Old Delhi.
Initially, the area stretched almost through the entire city - from Lahore Gate of the Red Fort to the Fatehpur Mosque (Fatehpur Masjid), and was divided into three parts by small water channels, which, unfortunately, have practically not survived to this day. The district got its name, by the way, thanks to these channels - at night, moonlight was reflected from the water surface and flooded the entire area with its mysterious flicker. By tradition, all solemn processions, in which the Emperor himself took part, passed through Chadni Chowk. And in our time, this street is one of the busiest in Delhi.
The area is located in the historical part of the city - Shahjahanabad, and on its territory there are a large number of cultural monuments, architectural monuments and religious shrines. For example, Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is the oldest Jain temple in Delhi, created in 1656. Gauri Shankar Hindu Temple (1761). One of the nine Sikh shrines is the Gurdwara Ganj Sahib, built in 1783. Sunehri Masjid is a Muslim mosque (1721), and it was the Persian ruler Nadir Shah standing on its roof in 1739, invading India, ordered to kill everyone who came into his field of vision - in total that day about 30 thousand people were killed. The famous Fatehpur Masjid is a Muslim mosque built in 1650 by one of Shah Jahan's wives.
But most of all, Chadni Chowk, of course, is famous for its shops and market. The most distinctive feature of the place is that virtually all of the merchandise sold there is locally sourced, from food and clothing to electronics.
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