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Side entrance of Nakhoda Masjid...
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The six clocks indicate the appropriate timings of five daily Fard prayers/Salah/Namaz/Salat, namely Salah al-Fajr/Namaz-e Fajar(dawn, before sunrise), Salah al-Zuhr/Namaz-e Zohar(midday, after the sun passes the zenith), Salah al-Asr/Namaz-e Asar(late afternoon), Salah al-Maghrib/Namaz-e Magrib(just after sunset), Salah al-Isha/Namaz-e Esha(between sunset & midnight) & Salah al-Jumuah/Namaz-e Juma(special prayer on fridays)...
The arrangement of clocks according to the prayer timings on the inside of the entrance gate are in Arabic/Urdu style, i.e. from right to left...
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The main entrance of Nakhoda Masjid which leads to the huge prayer hall replicates the Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, built by Akbar in 1601 A.D. to commemorate his victory over Gujarat... A sheer architectural masterpiece...
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Nakhoda Masjid is the principal & largest mosque of Kolkata... It is located in the Chitpur area of the Burrabazar business district in Central Kolkata, at the intersection of Zakaria Street & Rabindra Sarani...
The mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra by Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslims from Kutch... Abdur Rahim Osman, a leader of the Kutchi Memon Jamat, who funded the building was a shipping prince... The mosque was named "Nakhoda" meaning "Mariner"... Hence the name Nakhoda Masjid, or Mariner's Mosque... The foundation stone was laid on September 11, 1926... The total cost incurred for the construction was 1,500,000 Indian Rupees...
The mosque has 3 domes & 2 minarets which are 151 feet high... There are an additional 25 smaller minarets which range from 100 feet to 117 feet high... The gateway is an ersatz of the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra... Inside is a superb exhibition of exquisite ornamentation & artistic extravaganza...
The prayer hall of the mosque has a capacity of 10,000...
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Of the evenings that should never have ended. Of the memories that'll never be faded.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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आमच्या गावचे ग्रामदैवत " काळूबाई" 🚩🚩..च्या मंदिर व परिसराचे दिसणारे मोहक दृश्य..... सगळीकडे हिरवे गालीचे पसरल्याचा भास होतोय जणू....!!
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This tri-armed valley located in the north east of Ladakh is one of the most spellbinding place in India.The cold desert surrounded by gigantic snow capped mountains is one its kind.Who knew that one would be able to see the graceful wavy sand dunes in India other than the one in Rajasthan.^^
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