Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque, Kodungallur

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
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borhancikgu
Penang, Malaysia52 contributions
Oldest mosque in India close to Cochin Airport
Oct 2019 • Family
I have always wanted to visit this oldest mosque in India and I had the opportunity to visit this mosque recently. Close to Cochin Airport in Kodangallur. Impressed with its history. But the actual face has a new touch even though you find some of the old architecture intact inside the mosque. It is said that this mosque was built during Prophet Muhammad’s time. It has a small museum which I feel can be made an attraction to this part of India with more historical things and a proper display. Probably the history of the mosque could have been explained in detail with some art work. There is a replica of the actual mosque inside and I feel it could have been made better. Overall the mosque is a must if you are in Cochin. Congratulations to the management for the good work they are doing to preserve its glorious past.
Written 6 November 2019
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Mohammed Abdulrahiman
Thrissur, India35 contributions
The first mosque in Indian sub continent
Oct 2018
The first and the oldest mosque in indian sub continent. The old style architecture building as seen in the replica kept in the museum cannot be seen now as in 70s it was surrounded by concrete structure. I was told as part of the Muzris project it will be restored to its original structure.
Written 13 October 2018
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sudeshrele
Mumbai, India128 contributions
Heritage Mosque in Kochi
Dec 2017 • Family
Thus is the Heritage Mosque in Kochi. Its the oldest mosque, about 25km from Cochin. It has antique type architecture being followed in darghas & mazhars.
Written 29 April 2018
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Joji J
Kochi (Cochin), India3,095 contributions
"the first mosque in India"
Jul 2017 • Friends
Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque is considered to be the first mosque in India and was named Cheraman Juma Masjid in memory of Cheraman Perumal, the Chera King who went to Arabia and embraced Islam. In 629 AD a group of Arabs including Malik Bin Deenar and Malik Bin Habib came to India and constructed this mosque and named it Cheraman Juma Masjid. The Mosque is open to non muslims too and they bring oil to a an ancient lamp in the mosque. The Mosque was renovated later in 11th Century and is now a main tourist attraction near Kodungalloor. Many notable visitors like former Indian President APJ Kalam have visited the mosque.
Written 23 October 2017
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travelbug539
Singapore, Singapore122 contributions
Historical visit to the Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
Feb 2017 • Couples
I was simply amazed that this almost 1000 year old mosque was still standing. The original shape of this mosque had a flat roof, but some minerets were added a few years ago, to enhance the
exterior of the mosque. Ladies were not allowed into the mosque, until quite recently, a tiny corner was allotted for them to visit to make supplications & perform their obligatory prayers. The mosque had a fresh coat of paint recently, and my Husband had been so fortunate to have prayed on a luxurious, thick carpet in the main prayer hall. This is a place not to be missed whether your'e a Muslim or aren't.
Written 6 February 2017
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Natureinabundance
Bengaluru, India85 contributions
Visit to Cheraman Juma Masjid
Dec 2016 • Solo
The Masjid is suppose to be one of the oldest in the country. The place is around 35kms from the Thrissur. One can take limited stop bus from saktan bus stand, which is less than a km away from the railway station. The bus normally an hour or more to cover the distance. One need not go till kodangallur bus stand but just some 5 kms before the kodangallur get down and take a bus heading to puduyur. It is slightly more than a 2 kms and the bus stops just outside the masjid.
There is an office just at the entrance.
Though the masjid has undergone renovation which is evident but still some of the artefacts are intact, Like the doors, pulpit, lamp etc are major attraction. One can definitely have a closer look, just ensure atleast feet are washed before entering as people pray on the spreads of the masjid.
There is a museum adjacent to the masjid one can see some old time items on display though not many. There is a museum caretaker who charges entry fee and gives a peek into the collection. Further a brochure is available with more details of the masjid on payable basis.
There is a grave yard and water well within the compound. Typical of the this grave yard is that the marking stones are placed on both the head and feet. Whereas in most of the other place as a practice it is just on the head side.
Written 27 December 2016
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AsifKhan_Delhi
New Delhi, India268 contributions
First Mosque built in India by the companions of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him)
Oct 2016 • Family
When companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) came to India from Arab, they started trading in the region. This was the first ever mosque built in India when the King Cheraman Purenmel embraced Islam after being influenced by good behavior and fair trade practices of those Muslims who came from Arab for trading.
This is must visit place due for muslims for historical reason, the place is around 30 KM from Kochi and easily accessible through taxi, buses etc.
Written 12 November 2016
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Mohammed2908
Bangalore, India88 contributions
First Masjid in India
Oct 2016 • Family
Must visit place to see the first Masjid in India built in 629 AD. The main Masjid is right in the center and there is lot of renovation and construction is happened.
Written 18 October 2016
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MisterNiceGuy_iz
Doha, Qatar46 contributions
AD 629 !!
Sep 2016 • Family
Must visit place for those who love history. Quite and beautiful. The ancient oil lamp inside the mosque is a much see one. Dont miss the museum beside the mosque.
Written 18 September 2016
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Biminith_K
London, UK55 contributions
History
Apr 2016 • Friends
First Mosque in India. Symbol of friendships with Hindus & Muslims!! Must visit place in Kerala. Good place to visit History lovers
Written 9 May 2016
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