Idgah Mosque mangalore

20 December 2006

Tippu constructed the Idgah mosque on Lighthouse Hill. It is a quadrangular structure believed to have been constructed, according to oral tradition, with stones from the destroyed Milagres church at Hampankatta. Taditionally the Muslims of Mangalore and surrounding areas offered prayers at the Idgah Masjid on Id after coming in a procession from Juma Masjid at Bunder. However, this practice is now extinct or scaled down to avoid the risk of provoking communal disharmony.



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