DESTINATIONS DETAILS

Built in 629 AD, this is the first mosque to be built in India and the second in the world where Juma prayers were started. It was built by Malik Deenar, an Arab propagator of Islam. It is believed that this mosque was first renovated and reconstructed in the eleventh century AD and also again three hundred years ago. The front portion was expanded in 1974 and further expanded in 1984. The older part of the mosque including the Sanctum Sanctorum is left untouched and is still preserved. Its grandeur is still kept alive by the wooden steps and ceiling. This mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance and is open to people of all faiths. The mosque has an ancient oil lamp which always burns and which is believed to be more than a thousand years old. People of all religions bring oil for the lamp as offering.

Location:

  • Located 2km from Kodungallur town in Methala. It is located on the main road to North Paravur.
  • 40 km from Thrissur
  • 30 km from Ernakulam

Details:

Timings:Ph: 0480-2803170. Open 0530 - 1800 hrs