Mosque in India

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Here is the list of 24 Mosque in India

1. Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Mughal emperor Shah Jahan got the Jama Masjid built between 1644 and 1656 on a massive budget. The mosque still has three huge entry gates standing since 1656, when it was completed. The structure is made up of red sandstone and white marble. With a capacity of 25,000 people at one time, the courtyard was built with a great vision. The floor has 899 black markings for worshippers.

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2. Jama Masjid, Ahmedabad

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The Jama Masjid situated in Ahmedabad is one of the largest mosques in India built in the period of 1424 and was built by Emperor Sultan Ahmed Shah. To the west of the mosque are the tombs of Ahmed Shah I, his son and his grandson followed by the graves of the queens of the king.

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3. Jama Masjid, Bhopal

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Constructed during the period of Quidisiya Begum, Jama Masjid boasts of classic Islamic Architecture in its beautiful shrine and two tall minarets.

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4. Jama Masjid, Mathura

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The Jama Masjid was constructed in the year 1661 by Nabir Khan, the Governor of Aurangzeb. With its four minarets and mosaic plastering along with the marvelous carvings, this structure leaves one spell bound with its beauty.

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5. Jama Masjid, Srirangapatna

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Tipu Sultan's favorite mosque, this was built by him as a two storied building with two minarets and a small dome. It features a clock which has been functional for the past 97 years.

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6. Charminar

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Charminar is the most important landmark in the city of Hyderabad. The monument was erected when Quli Qutb Shah shifted his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad. The monument got its name from its structure as it consists of four minarets. The monument looks amazing during the night when it is illuminated.

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7. Mecca Masjid

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Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad, India, and it is one of the largest masjids in India. Makkah Masjid is a heritage building in the old city of Hyderabad, close to landmarks of Hyderabad like Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazaar, and Charminar.

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8. Moti Masjid

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The Moti Masjid in Agra was built by Shah Jahan. During the rule of Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor, numerous architectural wonders were built. Most famous of them being the Taj Mahal. Moti Masjid earned the epithet Pearl Mosque for it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court.

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9. Siddi Saiyed Mosque

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Popularly known as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali, it was built in 1573 and is the most popular mosques in Ahmedabad. It is among the last few Mosques built under the Mughal reign. The carved jalis have become famous worldwide and are known as the unofficial symbol of Ahmedabad. Even though it is smaller than Jama Masjid but the craftsmanship portrayed in this mosque is mesmerising.
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10. Hazratbal Shrine

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Known to be one of the holiest shrines in the whole of Srinagar, thousands of devotees and tourists visit this shrine in seek of happiness and blessing from the almighty.

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11. Jama Masjid, Agra

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One of the largest mosques in Agra, Jama Masjid was built in 1648 with the Buland Darvaza serving as its grand entrance.

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12. Pathanapuram

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Pathanapuram is a province situated in the Kollam district of Kerala. It is a beautiful town with plantations of spices and rubber. It is located in between the Western Ghats in the Eastern part of Kollam. It is spread over an area of 248.32 square km and lies near to Punalur. Just like Punalur, it is an important center for trade. It also works on the Kallad River's banks. As per the data of 2011, Pathanapuram has a population of 32,339.

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13. Gour

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If you wish to explore the rich and diverse history of Bengal, Gour is the place for you. Located along the banks of the holy river Ganges, this is one of the oldest residential colonies existing in the state. Although the place is now in ruins, its unique history and magnificent architecture are more than enough to attract tourism from places far and wide. This settlement was the capital of ancient Bengal and was also a center of political and state affairs relating to the realm.

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14. Jumma Masjid

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Built by Ali Adil Shah to celebrate his victory in the Battle of Talikota, it is one of the first mosques in India.

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15. Jamia Masjid

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One of the oldest mosques in the area, this one located in Bhatkal, is a sprawling three storeyed structure with a basement as well. Find here some Persian inscriptions and a strong scent of ancient history and spirituality.

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16. Taj-Ul-Masjid

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One of the largest mosques in the country, Taj-Ul-Masjid has a stunning and elegant architecture. The enormous domes, a spectacular hallway and elegant minarets speak volumes about its architecture. However, non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque.

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17. Bhir

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A 19th century mosque, Bheer is another popular pilgrimage centre of Ludhiana attracting a large number of devotees.

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18. Adina Mosque

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Adina Mosque bears a strong resemblance to the Great Mosque of Damascus as it consists of bricks designed with stones. Built by Sikandar Shah in the 14th century, the second sultan of the Ilyas dynasty, the Adina Mosque was the largest mosque in India at the time.

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19. Pappinisseri

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Moonu Pettumma Palli is a famous mosque which is located in the town of Pappinisseri. Popularly known as Kattile Palli, the mosque is popular for its Kattile Palli Nercha festival.

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20. Adhai Din ka Jhopra

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Adhai Din ka Jhopara is a Masjid built by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak, first Sultan of Delhi in AD 1199.

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21. Pattambi Nercha

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Pattambi Nercha mosque is famous for its annual feast held in February, to commemorate Aloor Valiya Pookunjkoya Thangal. The shrine is situated 61 km away from Palakkad.

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22. Kabuli Bagh Mosque

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First built by Babur to commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi, the garden of Kabuli Bagh along with a mosque was named after Babur??s wife, Mussammat Kabuli begum.

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23. Toli Masjid

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The Toli Masjid is a flamboyant mosque, situated in the suburban area of Karvan, located nearly 2 km away from the Golconda fort. The masjid is one of the many gorgeous memorials in Hyderabad.

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24. Nakhoda Mosque

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Placed in the Chitpur area in the Burrabazar business district, Nakhoda mosque is one of the busiest Mosques of Kolkata and dates back almost a century. The prayer hall has a seating capacity of 10000, and the domes and minarets have been constructed in keeping with the Fatehpur Sikri style of architecture.

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