Masjid-e-Khadriya, Bangalore: Magnificent Mosque
Masjid-e-Khadriya is a very beautiful mosque in the heart of Bangalore city in the southern state of Karnataka in India. It is situated on Millers Road in the city inside an Eidgah ground. The mosque is very close to the Bangalore Cantonment Railway station. It is not a very old mosque having been built in the year 1981 by Mr. Mohammad Abdulla Basha in memory of his father late Abdul Khader, who was a leading industrialist of the city.
Serves as a place for offering prayers at Eid and during haj season
The Eidgah ground where this mosque is housed is called Quddus Sahib Eidgah and it is the place where Haj camp is organized every year. Plans are afoot to make a permanent Haj house inside the Eidgah. At the same time, the mosque complex is being extended and renovated so as to allow the aspiring hajis to be able to perform daily prayers inside the mosque when the season of Haj starts. It is not only the prayers of the intending Hajis but also the prayers of common people that are hosted in this masjid during Eid.
Beautiful Islamic architecture
Masjid-e-Khadriya is made using Islamic architecture with geometric patterns and surrounded by gardens with fountains. One can see pointed arches and onion shaped domes with a grand arch in the opening gate of this masjid. This grand arch is rectangular in shape and adorned with calligraphy. On All 4 sides at the end of the masjid are high minars. Beautiful landscaping has been done on broad pathways that start from the grand arch leading up to the complex.
The prayer hall has a capacity of 2125 people who can offer prayers at the same time. There are three doors each being 16 feet wide in this hall on northern, southern, and eastern sides. There is capacity of 1980 musallis on the first floor also. There are three staircases, 2 on the eastern side and one on the southern side to allow for easy movement of the people.
The mosque is located at a distance of 5.5kms from Majestic (Bangalore city bus stand) and Bangalore City Railway Station.