Famous Mosques of India
There are famous mosques throughout the world, among which there are wonderful mosques situated of India, constructed and established at various points of time, some of them being famous mosques of India by virtue of their architectural eminence, five of them are historically great.
Jama Masjid located at New Delhi, which was built of 1656 AD by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the entire construction being done with white marble and sandstone, architecturally having an unique combination of Hindu and Islamic styles, which is also known as Masjjid-I-Jahanuma, to mean that it is a mosque commanding the view of the world, with its courtyard having space to accommodate as many as 25000 devotees at a time, with three arched gateways and a wide staircase, is one of the famous mosques of India.
Cheraman Juma Masjd is another among famous mosques of India, situated of Kodungalloor, Kerala, which is known to have been the first ever constructed mosques of India, around 629 AD, being unique with a blend of traditional Kerala architecture and Arabian arts, with magnificent wood work, besides addition of brass lamps fitted to the structure, which is normally a Hindu practice, this is one of the famous mosques of India where Bakrid and Ramadan celebrations are held of a grand manner.
Dargah Sharif mosque at Ajmer, also referred as Holy Dargah gains importance because of it is considered as a sacred Muslim shrine of the country, people to go to this mosque include Hindus, upholding a tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, who was a Sufi saint worked for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden of this country, based on this fact alone, people from all walks of life, without any discrimination out of caste, creed or religion, go to this Mosque to offer their Prayers and homage to this divine soul.
Haji Ali Mosque is another famous Indian mosque situated of Mumbai, of an island off the Worli coast, where people of other faiths too go for worship for their wish fulfillment, as many as 40000 pilgrims visiting the shrine on Thursdays and Fridays, this being one of the famous mosques of India built of 1631 by a Muslim merchant and saint, who sacrificed all his wealth before making a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Sheikh Salim Chishti is another among the five famous mosques of India, located at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra, is acquiring its importance because of the finest Mughal architecture with which it has been constructed, its tomb having been the spot where the Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chishti had been doing his meditation.