Mosques in Goa

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Mosques in Goa

Even though Goa is considered a Christian state, it has a fairly large population of Muslims who have some architecturally beautiful mosques to worship in. Islam set its foot in Goa in the 14th century after popularity by Delhi Sultanate. Muslims ruled the state till 1510 when Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque defeated the Adil Shahi dynasty.

During their rule in Goa, Muslims built a number of mosques and today there are around 26 small and big mosques scattered across the state. The architecture of these mosques is primarily Islamic with domes and pillars. Amongst the most popular mosques in Goa are Safa Mosque, Jama Masjid, and Namazgah.

Popular Mosques in Goa :

  • Safa Mosque is the most popular mosque in Goa. It was built by Adil Shah in 1560 in Ponda district.
  • Jama Masjid in Goa is another famous mosque in the state. The mosque is known for its elegant architecture.
  • Namazgah is a beautiful mosque in Goa built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is situated on a hilltop at Bicholim.

Other Mosques in Goa :

  • Surla Taar Mosque
  • Masjid Ul-Abrar

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