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Mosques in Goa - Though Goa is known for its amazingly beautiful churches, very few people knows that the state has some famous Temples and Mosques as well. This is because the population of Goa majorly comprises of Hindus and Muslim community and then it comes to Christians. Muslims are the second largest minority in Goa. Different in their culture and customs, Muslim offers their prayer in mosques. There are various beautiful mosques in Goa as well. All of them are beautifully equipped and are built in typical Muslim style of architecture with domes, pillars etc. 

There are around 26 mosques scattered all over in Goa. The most famous amongst all is Safa Masjid and Jama Masjid. Safa Masjid is located in Ponda and is the biggest mosque in Goa. Built in 1560 by the ruler of Bijapur Ibrahim Adilshan, the mosque has go stunning architecture. This huge mosque also has a well constructed tank nearby. Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Zuha are the two main festivals celebrated with great zeal at Safa Masjid.

Jama masjid is another famous mosque in Goa. It is located 25 km from the town of Margao in Sanguem. The mosque was renovated in 1959 as it was by de falling apart. Since then it is there adorned with beautiful architecture and some fascinating aspects inside it. It has two elegant towers, four beautiful minars along with a dome shaped cabin in the center. 

Muslim in all over Goa visit and offer their prayer to these popular mosques everyday. Apart from these, there are various other mosques in the region like Jama Masjid in Panjim, Namazgah Masjid in Bicholim and Surla Tar Mosque of Tambdi Surla. 

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