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Ways to Experience Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

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.

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Natureinabundance
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank AsifKhan_Delhi
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mohammed2908
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

First Mosque in India. Symbol of friendships with Hindus & Muslims!! Must visit place in Kerala. Good place to visit History lovers

Date of experience: April 2016
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