Putra Mosque

The Putra Mosque (Malay: Masjid Putra) 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 flag and each states.

Putra Mosque
Masjid Putra
Masjid Putra, Putrajaya.jpg
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
Location
LocationPutrajaya, Malaysia
Putra Mosque is located in Peninsular Malaysia
Putra Mosque
Shown within Peninsular Malaysia
Geographic coordinates2°56′9.84″N 101°41′20.58″E / 2.9360667°N 101.6890500°E / 2.9360667; 101.6890500Coordinates: 2°56′9.84″N 101°41′20.58″E / 2.9360667°N 101.6890500°E / 2.9360667; 101.6890500
Architecture
TypeMosque
StyleIslamic, Modern, Mamluk (arch), Moorish
Completed1999
Construction costMYR 250 million
Specifications
Capacity15,000
Dome(s)9
Dome height (outer)50 m (160 ft)
Minaret(s)1
Minaret height116 m (381 ft)

The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and consists of three main functional areas – the prayer hall, the Sahn, or courtyard, and various learning facilities and function rooms. The mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.[1]

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  1. ^ "Putra Mosque". Tourism Malaysia. Retrieved 25 May 2014.