Tucked away in the narrow bylanes of Dongri, the Mughal Masjid or Masjid-e-Iranian is one of the oldest remnants of Iranian heritage in Mumbai. With well-maintained lawns, a pond full of fish and gleaming blue Persian tiles, the mosque emerges as an oasis of calmness in the otherwise overcrowded Bhendi Bazaar. The peace and serenity here make visitors forget about all their problems.

In this heritage walk around Bhendi Bazaar, we will explore the diverse cultural background of the Shia and other Islamic communities through the architecture of religious sites.

 

This guided tour is free.


Walk Leader
Lubna Rafiq
She holds a Master's degree in Ancient Indian Culture and Archaeology from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She is currently working as an Assistant Research Associate in Ultra Mintage World (a venture company of Ultra Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.). She is doing Specific research on medieval era coinage (Islamic Dynasties) and would like to give an extensive contribution to the field of Numismatic and History. She is keenly interested in exploring the history and culture of a region and also interested in conserving India’s cultural and tangible heritage.


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