Mosque Name: Palaiya Jumma Palli

Country: India

City: Kilakarai

Year of construction 600-699 CE

GPS: 9.229489 78.785983

Original Qibla: Unknown

Rebuilt facing Mecca: 1036

Description:

This mosque is often confused with the Old Kilararai Mosque. This mosque however, looks like an Indian temple. The mosque was completely rebuilt in the 11th century, and again in the 17th century by a workforce and materials provided by the erstwhile ruler of Ramnad and some by the Kilakarai merchants. So what remains today comes from the 17th century. There is no way to determine the original Qibla, nor the foundation of the original building. While many Muslims claim that it is a very early mosque, perhaps built by Malik lbn Dinar nothing exists to confirm this except local ledgend.


In the background one can see the minarets of this mosque.

In the background one can see the minarets of this mosque.


In the background one can see the minarets of this mosque.

In the background one can see the minarets of this mosque.


Note the unique carvings on the columns

Note the unique carvings on the columns


The main door

The main door


The Mihrab

The Mihrab


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