Nakhoda Mosque in Howrah
Howrah, the district of West Bengal, is nearly 300 years old with about 450 mosques between Ward 1 to Ward 141. This is because Muslims have been settling in Howrah from the beginning of the 19th century, but from it was from the 1860s that the community started expanding in the city. The Nakhoda Masjid, one of the most popular mosques in Howrah, is situated in the commercial district of Burrabazar, at the crossing of Rabindra Sarani and Zakariya Street. The mosque is a sacred place where followers of Islam worship and perform Namaaz. It is the place where religious concepts of Islam are practiced with great devotion and belief that God or “Allah” is one and omnipresent and the purpose of existence is to serve Him. The Arabian Peninsula is mainly the origin of mosques, but now they are established in all the Islamic and non-Islamic continents of the world.
Construction of the Nakhoda Mosque
On 11th of September, 1926 the first building stone was laid and approximately 1,500,000 of Indian rupees was expended on this huge historical premise.
Architecture of Nakhoda Mosque
Festivity at the Nakhoda Mosque
Some of the other famous mosques in Howrah are the Tipu sultan mosque constructed by Prince Gulam Muhammad at Dharamtala street, Karbala Masjid at Manicktala, Hafiz Jalaluddin Muhammad mosque, The Rajabazar Barri Masjid, Masjid-e-Muhammadi in Park Circus.
The Tipu Sultan Masjid is located at 185, Dharamtalla Street with cultural and architectural heritage which was built in 1832 by the youngest son of Tipu Sultan.
Reach Nakhoda Mosque
Howrah, West Bengal
Timings: 6 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Entry Fee: None