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Safa Masjid

Safa Masjid, GoaSafa Masjid is a prominent mosque for Islam’s, situated in Ponda, Goa. Ibrahim Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur, in 1560 made and opened this mosque for Muslims pilgrimage. The mosque is sited at the center of rambling compound of gardens and fountains remnants. The Safa Masjid is well known with the name Shahouri masjid, offers a stylish spectacle with typical Islamic arches and decorated walls. The unique special feature of the mosque is its rectangular prayer hall and a high base capped with a pointed terracotta tile roof.

Situated just 2 km west of the centre of Ponda town, the Safa Masjid, is a prime pilgrimage spot for Muslim travelers of all over the world. There remain few mosques and tombs, which recline in the environs of Goa. Long before Portuguese came to Goa, it had become ground of battle between Hindus and Muslims. Thus the mosque was subsequently shattered during Portuguese attack. The two eminent festivals of Muslims the Id-Ul-Fitr and Id-Ul-Zuha are celebrated with great care and sincerity in the mosque premise.


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