Mosque in Kolkata
Prayers:-In Islam there are two well known festivals, one Eids and other Eid al-Adha, for these two there are special prayers held at mosques in the morning.
Architecture: - In general mosque consist of prayer hall with large capacity, with domes and minarets with the required height approx. 130 to 150 feet.
Some of the famous mosques of Kolkata are following:
The largest mosque in the city Kolkata is Nakhoda mosque, located in Jakaria street, near the junction of Chitpore Road and Mahatma Gandhi Road.
The shrine was built in 1926 by Abdul Rahim Osman. The mosque is a unique blend of Indo- Saracomic architecture which has 2 minarets, both are 46 metres high and 1 dome shaped with redstone, also there are 25 tiny pillars all around which are 100 ft-117 ft tall.
The mosque has a capacity of 10000 congregation at a time to accommodate the worshippers to perform “Namaaz”.
The gateway of the Nakhoda Mosque, Kolkata, is a replica of Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri, which required granite stones to be brought from Tolepur. The massive red sandstone mosque was constructed on the lines of Akbar's tomb in Sikandra, Agra.
Tipu Sultan Mosque:
Ghulam Mohammed, the youngest son of Tipu Sultan is the architect of the famous Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque. It was built in the year of 1832 which is located in 185, Dhartamtalla Street has an extensive Capacity of 1000 worshippers at a time.
The mosque has 16 Domes and 4 Minaret which makes the mosque unique in its way. It has been developed in typical Islamic, Mughal architectural style.
People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit the mosque and take pictures of this historical premise.Nakhoda Masjid: - It is one of the principal mosques of Kolkata, situated in Chitpur. on 11 September 1926 the first foundation stone was laid and it was completed in 1926.
Tipu Sultan Mosque: - The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque is one of the famous mosques in Kolkata, located at Dhartamtalla Street.
Name addresses of some famous Mosque are following:Nakhoda Masjid
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