Mosques in Howrah
The main mosques are mentioned below:
Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque in Howrah
Photography is allowed here. This mosque was built by Tipu Sultan’s youngest son, Prince Ghulam Mohammed in the year 1832. The authorities of the mosque see to it that the communal harmony of the region is maintained. They carry out a lot of social welfare services as well. A lot of tourists visit this mosque every day and it is an integral part of the city of Howrah.
Hooghly Imambara in Howrah
Two people need to wind the clock once every week. There are bells attached to the clock which chime at regular time intervals. The prayer hall inside the building of the mosque is a spectacle indeed. There are chandeliers and lanterns on the ceilings of the prayer hall which have been made from Belgian Glass. The marble and granite flooring is also of the highest quality considering the age of the mosque. There is a separate room for the female devotees to offer their prayers. The compound has a beautiful fountain as well.
Nakhoda Mosque in Howrah
The huge prayer hall of the mosque can accommodate 10000 people at a time. The two main minarets of the mosque are 151 feet high. The entrance of the mosque has been inspired from the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikhri. There is amazing artistic work on the interiors of the mosque. This is a very popular tourist destination in Howrah. The mosque looks beautiful during festivals when it is decorated.
These are the main mosques based in Howrah. They have withstood the ravages of time and helped in propagation of Islam religion.