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Gorakhpur is a city of many religions, and a visit to this city certainly makes one feel delighted to see all these religions thriving beside each other. The city is dotted with a number of temples that date back centuries in the past. Also alongside these temples are many mosques that have had their share in propelling Gorakhpur to fame. The most famous mosques of Gorakhpur city are elaborated below.
This is by far the most famous of mosques in Gorakhpur city. Also known as the Abode of Imams, this mosque has its origins dating back to the end of the eighteenth century when Syed Raushan Ali, first Mian Sahib of Gorakhpur, built it.
Making it world famous is the architecture of the Imambara, apart from the fact that it has been the seat of Sufis for over three centuries. A Dhuni, or smoke fire, is burnt constantly here, and the silver and gold Tazia that are preserved here also add to its fame.
The Imambara is located at a distance of 3 kilometers from the city’s Railway Station and is open from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, on all days of the week.
Badi Masjid in Gorakhpur
This mosque is located near the Clock Tower, in the older part of Gorakhpur city in Urdu Bazaar. It is around 6 kilometers from Gorakhpur City Railway Station and is open on all days from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm for devotees and visitors alike. Fridays see a special Namaaz being offered here. Some of the festivals of this mosque are Id-ul-Zuha, Id-ul-Fitar and Barawafat.
Ek Minar Mosque in Gorakhpur
This is a small mosque located in the Nasirabad locality, at a distance of approximately 5 kilometers from Gorakhpur City Railway Station. As with all mosques, there is a special Namaaz on fridays, and other mosque festivals are carried out.
Jama Mosque in Gorakhpur
Located in Purana Gorakhpur, behind Purvanchal hospital. The pincode of the area is 273015. This mosque is open from 3:00 am to 10:00 pm each day for worship.
Mubarak Khan Shaheed Mazar
Located at a distance of around 6 kilometers from the city's Railway Station, behind Munshi Premchand Park, this mazar is visited by people of all faiths and castes, especially on Friday. It is the Mazar of Hazrat Baba Mubarak Khan Shaheed Rahmatullah Alleh. The 26th, 27th and 28th days of Mukaddas Shauwai see the celebration of His Urs here.