Masjid is an Arabic word for mosques that means ‘place of prostration’. The distinctiveness of each mosque can be seen in its architecture, layout, and artwork. These features of the mosques tell us the story of the regional tradition and the time period of its construction. The minarets and domes are the most visible aspect and most common feature of the design. Here is a list of 7 famous and magnificent mosques of India which you must pay a visit to.
1. The Taj-ul-MasAjid, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
The largest mosque in India, Taj-ul-Masajid is truly the ‘Crown Among Mosques’. The construction of the structure began in the late nineteenth century but was completed in the year 1985.
2. Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Telangana
The mosque is undeniably a visual delight that can be attributed to an unseen connection with Saudi Arabia. The structure is believed to be composed of constituents that were brought from the soil of the holy city, Mecca, and hence the name.
3. Jama Masjid, Delhi
There are many songs, poems, and stories that describe the ambiance one gets to experience when steps inside the second largest mosque in India. Surrounding it, the narrow streets bustling with people and their way of life tell a story of its rich and lively cultural heritage.
4. Cheraman Jama Masjid, Kochi, Kerala
Cheraman Jama Masjid is the oldest mosque on Indian subcontinent soil. This is believed to be more than 1000 years old. The place has been gaining popularity among tourists of late.
5. Katra Masjid, Murshidabad, West Bengal
Built in the early 18th century, Katra Masjid is one of the largest caravanserais in India. It has the tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, the first Governor of Bengal.
6. Asifi Masjid, Lucknow, uttar pradesh
The construction of the Asifi mosque was completed in the year 1794, since then it has been used as a landmark of the city of Lucknow. The mosque is located inside the premises of Bara Imambara.
7. Sir Syed Masjid, Aligarh, uttar pradesh
Sir Syed Masjid, in the campus of Aligarh Muslim University, houses the tomb of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, a revered philosopher and educationist of the 19th century.