When we talk about mosques, India has more than 300,000 active mosques a number which is more actually than most Islamic nations. Even when we talk about Muslim population, India has the second largest Muslim population.
Given here is the List of Mosques in India.
It is the largest mosque in India which can accommodate around 25000 devotees at once for prayer. It is ranked as the most popular and famous site for Muslims in India It was constructed by Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor in 1644
Its name means the Crowd of all Mosques. It is one of the tallest mosques in Asia. It was built by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum in 1844-1860. The final touch to this mosque was given in 1985. There are marble domes in the mosque.
It was built by fourth Nawab of Awadh for a Noble Cause. It is considered as India’s largest unsupported structure. It is known for its stunning architecture This site was started in 1784 and was completed in 1798.
Jama Masjid was built for Jahana who was the daughter of Shah Jahan. It is a grand historical monument which was built in 1648. This mosque can accommodate around 10000 people easily at one time.
It is a Sanskrit college which is turned into a mosque. It was converted in the year 1198. The front wall is beautiful which has arches made of yellow limestone. The designs of this mosque are quite similar to Persian mosques.
This mosque is a beautiful sight to watch and was made in 1638 under the supervision of Shah Jahan. It is 45 m long mosque which comprises 11 arches. You can even sport Persian inscriptions on the walls of the mosque.
It is an architectural marvel which was built by Shah Jahan between 1631-40. IT is made in pure white marble and it looks quite attractive. In the middle of the façade, a curve can be seen which looks quite fascinating.
Hazratbal Masjid is a holy Islamic shrine on the left bank of the Dal Lake. Being 154m in length and 25 m in height, this pristine white structure consists of one dome and one minaret. The shrine consists of a holy relic called the Moi-e-Muqqadas which is believed that it has the hair strand of Prophet Muhammad.
It was built in 1400 AD by Sultan Sikandar. This mosque is designed in beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Masjid comprises of a beautiful courtyard and 370 wooden pillars. This spacious holy site can accommodate around 30,000 at once.
Makkah Masjid or Mecca Masjid is situated near to the historic landmarks of Chowmahalla Palace, Laad Bazaar. It is one of the oldest mosques in India and was built by the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. The main prayer hall of this mosque rises around 75 feet above the ground and can accommodate around 10,000 people at once.
Thus, these are some of the mosques in India.