The Babri Masjid was a mosque in Ayodhya, India. Located in Faizabad district, it was one of the largest mosques in the Uttar Pradesh state. According to the mosque's inscriptions, it was built in 1528–29 CE (935 Hj.) by Mir Baqi, on orders of the Mughal emperor Babur (after whom it is named).
Babri Masjid as seen in early 1900s, approx 80 years before its destruction in 1992 CE. It is one of the historical mosques in India.