Mosques Of Goa
Goa Mosques - The history of Goa narrates the conquest of Goa by Muslims in 1312 . Though they were toppled by the Vijayanagar King in 1370, but they returned back again with the conquest of Yusuf Adil Shah.
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Though Muslims form a minority community in Goa, but there are many well known place of worship for them.
There are 26 mosques in Goa . The mosques of Goa have typical Muslim architecture with domes and towers around the mosques.
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Though a minority in Goa, the Muslims have well known places of worship in the city. Goa has around 26 mosques scattered all over.
However, there are two major mosques that are the most famous in Goa.
The mosques have been designed in the typical Muslim style complete with the dome and the towers around the mosques.
The Jama Masjid is located at Sanguem,
25 km Margao. It was renovated fully in 1959.
structure spells perfect synchronization in proportions
along with aesthetic look. You will find here two elegant
turrets flanking the exterior of the mosque.
are four beautiful "minars" surrounding the
Jama Masjid . The dome of the mosque
rises beautifully between this adding symmetry to the
whole structure. The Muslim festivals
are celebrated here with much fervor and enthusiasm.
Safa Shahouri Masjid
The Safa Shahour i Masjid
is situated in the city of Ponda .
The biggest and the most well known mosques
in Goa, it was built by Ibrahim Adilshan of
Bijapur in 1560.
You will find adjacent to the mosque
a well-constructed tank called Hammam with
beautifully created chambers. This tank was designed
in Meharab style .
It is said that
this Safa Masjid was surrounded by
beautiful garden with a number of fountains in it. But
all this was destroyed during the Portuguese rule.
The two main Muslims festivals of Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Zuha are celebrated with much fan fare.
This Namazgah was built by Mughal ruler Akbar and is situated on the picturesque hill of Bicholim. Here was the tomb of Hazrat Abdullah Khan Shahid where Maratha king, Sambhaji had prayed for victory over Portuguese and had declared a grant for its upkeep which later Akbar had fulfilled.
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