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August 26, 2011
With 13.4% of India's population following Islam, India is home to many beautiful and important mosques and Dargah's. This Eid let Maps of India take you on a mesmerizing journey exploring some of India's most famed Muslim places of worship.
Jama Masjid (Delhi)
Situated in Delhi, the Jama Masjid was Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's last architectural extravagance. Built between 1644 and 1658, the Jama Masjid towers over Old Delhi and can hold a mind blowing 25000 people in its courtyard.
Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti (Ajmer)
Located in Ajmer, the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is renowned all over the country, not only by Muslims but by people across all faiths.
Nakhoda Mosque (Kolkata)
Located in Kolkata, this mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra, by Kutchi Memom Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslims from Kutch.
Haji Ali (Mumbai)
Haji Ali is a mosque and dargah located on an islet off the coast of Worli in south Mumbai and is an excellent example of Indian-Islamic architecture. The dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Shah Bukhari.
Charminar (Hyderabad)
The Charmimar located in Hyderabad is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. Built in 1591 AD by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the Charminar is known for its elaborate Islamic style of architecture.
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