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Top 9 Mosques In India

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A mosque is the worship place for the Muslims. The god of the Muslims, Allah resides in this building. Previously mosques were rare. But nowadays mosques are found in almost every corner of the streets in Muslim countries. In India, there are also a number of mosques which are very popular and get visitors from people all over the world. We all know how magnificent architects lived during the Mughal period. At that time, some of the most beautiful and unique buildings and landmarks were constructed in this country. Still today we can see a touch of that divine construction talent in some of the mosques around India.

Popular Mosques In India with Pictures:

Here are some of the best mosques in India that one should visit.

1. Jama Masjid:

mosques in india

The Jama Masjid is one of the most popular places in Delhi due to its magnificent architecture and massive area. This is the largest mosque in India and has the capacity to hold more than 20,000 people during the annual Muslim prayers. It is also one of the world’s most famous Muslim religious sites ever.

2. Makkah Masjid:

Makkah Masjid

This magnificent Muslim worship place is situated in Hyderabad and is one of the most popular places in the city. During prayers, tons of people gather here for their prayers. Being constructed by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, this site is of extreme religious and historical value.

3. Taj-Ul Masjid:

Taj-ul Masjid

Located in Bhopal, this Muslim religious site was constructed during the reign of Nawab Shah Jahan Begum. With the final touch given in 1985, this is one of the most visited and admired mosques all over India.

4. Bara Imambara:

Bara Imambara

Situated in Lucknow, Bara Imambara was built by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Dowlah Bara Imambara for a noble cause. This is one of the most magnificent structures of Lucknow. One the specialty of this mosque is that it was built with the help of small bricks which allows this structure to stand strong till date.

5. Jama Masjid Of Agra:

Jama Masjid of Agra

This one is different and a lot smaller than the former one situated in Delhi. Built in the 16th century this building is of grand historical value. The central dome of this mosque is the prime reasons behind the fuss about this building. There are five different entrances to this mosque. All of them are well-arched.

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6. Jamali-Kamali Mosque:

Jamali-Kamali Mosque

Located in Delhi, the Jamali-Kamali Mosque is also a tomb. If you’re planning to visit Qutub Minar sometime soon then forget to visit this one as it is located very close to the former one. Located in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park in Delhi, this is one of the most famous landmarks in the country also.

7. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque:

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra Mosque

This famous mosque stands tall in the border of Ajmer, Rajasthan. It contains a number of extraordinary ruins from the old Muslim time. The pillars and walls of the structure are filled with Islamic calligraphies which were carved during the time this structure used to be a language school.

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8. Jama Masjid Of Ajmer :

Jama Masjid of  Ajmer

This one is also located in Ajmer and one can clearly look at the picture say how beautiful and divine this mosque is. This imposing structure was constructed during the 16th century under the administration of Shahjahan. Filled with Persian inscriptions, this building is one of the most visited places in Rajasthan as well as in India.

9. Nagina Masjid:

Nagina means Gem. For this reason, the Nagina Masjid is also known as the Gem Mosque. Also built in the 16th century, this mosque has marble flooring. The prayer hall is located to the west. The chief prayer hall is built in pure white marble and displays an immaculate aura during the sunny days.

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