Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Putra Mosque - Putrajaya, Malaysia

The Putra Mosque, or Masjid Putra in Malay language, is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia. Construction of the mosque began in 1997 and was completed two years later. It is located next to Perdana Putra which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister's office and man-made Putrajaya Lake. In front of the mosque is a large square with flagpoles flying Malaysian states' flags. -wiki

Putra Mosque is named in honour of our former and first Prime Minister of Malaysia Almarhum Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al–Haj. It is one of the main⁄top symbol in Putrajaya which is located beside ‘Dataran Perdana’ and in front of ‘Putrajaya Lake’.

Its 116-metre minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar mosque in Baghdad, while the basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

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