Mosques in Goa

Most people think that Goa is predominantly a Christian state. Unlike the popular belief, Goa has a majority of Hindus and also has a Muslim population. Goa has two very famous mosques where the Muslims come and offer prayers. The Goan mosques have been built in the typical Muslim architectural style complete with the domes, pillars, etc. There are around 26 small mosques scattered in Goa that are used for community worship. Check out these two famous mosques of Goa.


Safa Masjid

The Safa Masjid (mosque) is one of the most popular mosques in Goa. It is located in Ponda district of Goa and was built in year 1560 by Adilshah of Bijapur. All Muslims gather in this mosque during the festivals of Id-ul-Zuha and Id-ul-Fitar. The mosque has a beautifully constructed tank like pond adjacent to it. The pond used to be surrounded by a beautiful garden which was destroyed by the Portuguese during their invasion.



Jama Masjid

Located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Margao, the Jama Masjid is situated in the Sanguem district in Goa. The Jama Masjid was re-built in year 1959 as it had started to fall apart due to the lashes of time. This beautiful mosque is commendable for its simple yet elegant construction. The entrance of the mosque is beautiful and the mosque is surrounded by elegant "Minars". The top of the minars have dome shaped cabins.