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Reviewed 29 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sudeshrele
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Joji J
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

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.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank travelbug539
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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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