Cheraman Perumal Juma Mosque
The Cheraman Perumal Juma Mosque is a historic mosque located in Kodungallur, a town in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India. It is believed to be the oldest mosque in India and was built in 629 AD by Malik bin Dinar, a prominent Arab Muslim preacher.
The mosque is named after Cheraman Perumal, a legendary king of Kerala who is said to have converted to Islam and then gifted his palace to Malik bin Dinar for the construction of the mosque. The mosque's unique architecture reflects a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles, with its wooden carvings and intricate designs.
The Cheraman Perumal Juma Mosque is also known for its historical and cultural significance, as it played a vital role in the spread of Islam in India. It attracts visitors from all over the world who come to admire its beauty and learn about its rich history.
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