Mosque in India- Largest Oldest mosques In India

Mosque in India are worlds largest and oldest. Islam is the second largest religion in India, with largest muslim population in the world.
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Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal

Capacity 175,000- Construction 1844 “Taj-ul-Masajid” literally means “Crown Among Mosques”. It is one of the largest mosques in India. The Mosque has a pink facade topped by two 18-storey high octagonal minarets with marble domes.

Jamia Mosque, Srinagar

Built by Sultan Sikandar Shah Kashmiri Shahmiri in 1394 AD is situated at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city.

Jama Masjid, Delhi

The Masjid-i Jahān-Numā is one of the largest mosques in India. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1644-56 at the time a cost of construction was 1 million rupees

Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad

Foundation laid by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah and Completed by Aurangzeb in 1694. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, commissioned bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam, and used them in the construction of the central arch of the mosque.

Bara Imambara, Lucknow

Built by Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab of Awadh, in 1784. Bara means big, and an imambara is a shrine built by Shia Muslims for the purpose of Azadari. The Bara Imambara is among the grandest buildings of Lucknow.

Jama Mosque, Champaner, Gujarat

UNESCO World Heritage Site Built by Sultan Mahmud Bdgada on 1513 AD. and is among the 114 monuments there which are listed by the Baroda Heritage Trust.

Beemapally Mosque, Kerala

Beemapally Masjid is an impressive building with its imposing façade and soaring minarets. The tomb of Beema Beevi, the lady with miraculous powers who is believed to belong to the Prophet Mohammed’s family, is the main attraction at this mosque.

Tipu Sultan Mosque, Kolkata

Built in 1832 by Prince Ghulam Mohammed The youngest son of Tipu Sultan. Located at 185 Dhartamtalla Street, the mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage.

Nakhoda Masjid, Kolkata

Built by Kutchi Memon Jama’at on 1926, Nakhoda meaning Mariner. The mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra by Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslim community from Kutch.

Chota Imambara, Lucknow

also known as Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak is an imambara or a congregation hall for Shia Muslims, Built by Muhammad Ali Shah, the third Nawab of Awadh in 1838. it was to serve as his own mausoleum and his mother, who is buried beside him

Jama Mosque, Ahmedabad

is the most splendid mosque of Ahmedabad, built in 1424 during the reign of Ahmed Shah I. Lying in the old walled city, the mosque is situated outside Bhadra Fort area. The inscription on the mihrab commemorates the inauguration of the mosque on January 4, 1424 by Sultan Ahmad Shah I. The mosque was originally intended only for private use of the sultans.

Masjid Rasheed, Deoband

Darul Uloom Deoband, is the Darul uloom Islamic school in India where the Deobandi Islamic movement began. The school was founded in 1866 and made great efforts for the freedom of India. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, to counter the British plan to enslave India culturally, Darul Uloom Deoband learning centre was established on 21 May 1866 by Maulana Muhammad Qasim Nanautavi. The Deobandi Islamic movement originated in the Darul Uloom and Shri Bala Sundri temple.

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad

Famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) Built in 1573 built by Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.

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