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Mosque in Kolkata

A mosque is the  worship place of the Islam community, the mosques have domes, minarets, and prayer halls, with verity of architecture as per ancient Islam  culture and there is one formally designated area known as mosque and it is believe that it will remains so until the last day of earth. Kolkata the capital city of West Bengal has the more than 300 years old culture and was the capital of British India till early 1911. It is the place of churches, temples and mosques, along with other religious places. Muslim community starts to migrate towards the Kolkata in 19th century, but it was accelerated from the 1860s onwards, due to the poor economic conditions of other parts of India.

In Kolkata there are approx. 450 mosques, with the highest density in the central part of the city. There are some very beautiful and old mosques in which well known mosques are Rabindra Sarani crossing near Burrabazar, Ahl-e-Hadees Masjid on Marquis Lane near Alimuddin Street, Lal Masjid in Colootolla and Nakhoda Masjid, on Zakariya Street of 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. These two prayers are expected to do in large numbers. Some mosques will even rent convention centers or other large public buildings to hold the large number of Muslims who attend the prayers.

Architecture: - In general mosque consist of prayer hall with large capacity, with domes and minarets with the required height approx. 130 to 150 feet. Number of minarets and domes depends on the size of mosque. To accommodate the growing population of prayers in mosque, most of the mosques in Kolkata are expanding vertically. Now a day’s the mosque structures are also getting changed from ancient style to modern style, and the way of construction is changing. It also shows an excellent designs and culture of Islam.

Some of the famous mosques of Kolkata are following;

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. The mosque's prayer hall of Nakhoda Masjid has a capacity of 10,000. There are 25 smaller minarets which range from 100 feet to 117 feet high and also masjid has three domes and two minarets.

Tipu Sultan Mosque: - The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque is one of the famous mosques in Kolkata, located at Dhartamtalla Street. This mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage, it allows the people of all culture to visit and take pictures of this historical premise.

Name addresses of some famous Mosque are following; Mosque in Kolkata

Nakhoda Masjid
Address: -
Rabindra Sarani
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.

Tipu Sultan Mosque
Address: -
Prince Anwar Shah Rd, Lake Gardens
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.
 
Sola Ana Masjid and Graveyard
Address: -
Moulana Mohammed Ali Rd, Ekbalpur, Kidderpore,
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.

Kustia Masjid
Address: -
Shop No-1, Kustia Masjid, Bari Ln, Picnic Garden, Topsia,
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.

Kamarhati Badi Masjid
Address: -
Kolkata, West Bengal, Nehaboot Nagar, Ariadaha,
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.?

Gholam Rasool Masjid
Address: -
Tiljala Ln, Park Circus, Ballygunge,
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.?

Shahani Masjid
Address: -
Diamond Harbour Rd, Mominpur,
                   Kolkata, West Bengal.?

Tali Khola Masjid
Address: -
Gulam Jilani Khan Rd, Topsia,
                    Kolkata, West Bengal.?

Dr. Para Jame Masjid
Address: -
Masjid Talab Basti, Metiabruz,
                    Kolkata, West Bengal.?

Arathdar Masjid
Address: -
39, Bright St, Park Circus, Ballygunge,
                    Kolkata, West Bengal.?


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