Monday, July 4, 2011

Safa Masjid , Ponda Goa

     The 'Safa Shahouri Masjid' is one amongst the 27 mosques built in Ponda by Ibrahim Adilshah during the 16th  Century. Safa Masjid is a single chambered mosque with tiled roofing. A flight of steps lead us to the inside of the mosque. Adjacent to the mosque is a well constructed masonry tank with small chambers  resembling the mihrab ( semi circular niche for prayers ).
Tourist Information Board of the ASI
Safa Masjid
 
 
 
   The mosque is located on the national highway NH4A connecting Panaji with Belgaum. It is being maintained by the ASI and the entry is free.

17 comments:

  1. This is quite a small and personal looking mosque...quite an inviting place actually!

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  2. I have to agree with Siddhartha Joshi, it does indeed look very personal and inviting! Marvelous captures as always! Have a wonderful week! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful back drop to the tiny mosque..

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  4. Lovely little mosque... Nothing grand but simplicity being its usp, great pics too...
    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  5. TGS, Nice pics. Set in serene atmosphere. Liked the simple narration.

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  6. Atlast I can read something different about goa. Good find.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.com/2011/07/ile-maurice.html

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  7. nice pic
    entry is free good to know

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  8. Wonderful shots. Never knew about this before.

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  9. I love your photos and the information you post. Always information I probably wouldn't learn if I wasn't subscribed to you. :D

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  10. the place is just so beautiful... can't beleive it was built in 1560... seems government is maintaining the place well...

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  11. Dhiraj to be frank it looks to be a renovated palace, this concept of a mosque is rarity. Some deep probing will reveal its antecedent.

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  12. Good to know about this place. I have been to Ponda side so many times, but never knew that such a place existed. Looks serene from your pictures too.

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  13. Interesting. Were there any watchmen or guards? If not, who has the keys to the gate.?
    Bird Watch-Tawny Eagle

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  14. @ Mitr , yes there are few caretakers from ASI looking after the place .

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  15. catching up with all your posts i had missed! this looks interesting!

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