Top 10 Famous Mosques – Dargahs in Tamil Nadu
A Masjid or mosque is a place of worship for people who believe and follow Islam. Dargah is often associated with a Mosque to offer prayer. Most of the Dargahs are Sufi Islamic shrine or a grave of a Sufi saint. People visit here as a form of pilgrimage as ziyarat.
You can see people meet here to sing and play musical instruments. Some famous Mosques and Dargahs in Tamil Nadu like Erwadi dargah offers treatment options for mental issues. Here is the list of Top 10 Famous Mosques – Dargahs in Tamil Nadu.
1. Nagore Dargah
Nagore Dargah is a well known mosque which is also called the Hazrat Syed Shahul Hameed Dargah. This is built over the tomb of the Sufi saint Nagore Shahul Hamid. The mosque is located in Nagore of Tamil Nadu. You can visit between 4:30 am to 07:00 am and 6:25 pm to 9:30 pm to offer prayers. On Fridays the time is from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. The great Shahul Hamid is believed to done miracles in Nagore including cure for king Achutappa Nayak of Thanjavur.
You can see five minarets in the dargah. This mosque is a major pilgrimage center for both Islam and Hindu people. The Kanduri festival is a famous celebration here, which is a fourteen-day commemoration of the death anniversary of Shahul Hamid. There is a Shifa Gunta, which is a holy pool within the precincts of the dargah. Current dministration and maintenance of the dargah is governed by a committee as per Madras High Court.
NAGORE DARGHA SHARIFF,
+ 91 – 4365 – 250194
2. Masjid Mamoor
Masji-e-Mamoor is a well known Mosque which is believed to be first built in the 18th century. The mosque again rebuilt in granite by the great Nawab of Carnatic in the late 19th century.
The chronogram in the Mosque was composed by Nuruddin Khan Muhammed Bahdur. This is a very old mosque which is located in Angappa street, Chennai. This is also known as the Big mosque and one of the sacred mosques to Muslims. This mosque is surrounded by numerous commercial establishments.
170/165, Angappan Street
Mannady, George Town
Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
3. Erwadi Dargah
The Erwadi dargah is a well known and holy Islamic place. This is a sacred tomb turned shrine of Qutbus Sultan Syed Ibrahim Badusha. This is located at the Erwadi village in Ramanathapuram district. The main dargah is dedicated to Seyyad Ali. One can see other three dargahs which includes Shahid’s mother Fathima, wife Fathima and son Abu Thahir.
Maharaja of Ramanathapuram offered place for this dargha. The dargah is well known for healing mentally deranged people and cure offered to the sick people with only holy water from the dargha.
Ramanathapuram district, Ervadi Durgah
Ramanathapuram Rd, Ervadi, Tamil Nadu – 623566
4. Triplicane Big Mosque
The Triplicane Big Mosque is a well known one which is located in Tamil Nadu. There are 2 gold plated Domes and the tallest Minaret height is 131 ft. This is also called Wallajah Mosque which is constructed in the Mughal architectural style. This is believed to be built in 1795 by the Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah.
You can see a large prayer hall, a tank and a large ground. They have used granite everywhere without the use of iron or wood. A chronogram written in Persian can be see on the entrance to the prayer hall. It is administered by Prince of Arcot Endowments Trust.
Triplicane High Rd, SVM Nagar
Ellis Puram, Padupakkam
Tamil Nadu – 600005
5. Sungam Mosque
Sungam Mosque or Sungam Pallivasal is a famous mosque located at Madurai city, Tamil Nadu, India. This is founded by Muslim Jamath People and considered as one of the oldest mosque in Madurai. The mosque in very beautiful and built by Mughal architecture style.
6. kazimar big mosque and Maqbara
The mosque is believed to built in 13th Century. This is one of the oldest and most important mosque in Madurai city. Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin from Oman reached here in the 13th Century and established this mosque.
This mosque houses the Maqbara (or resting place) of the Madurai Hazrats. They are Hazrat Meer Ahamad Ibrahim, Hazrat Meer Amjad Ibrahim and Hazrat Syed Abdus Salaam Ibrahim Rahmatullahi Alaihim. They believed to be lived in the Kazimar district of Madurai for the past 700 years.
Kazimar St, Periyar
Madurai Main, Madurai
Tamil Nadu – 625001
7. Hazrat Nathervali Dargah
8. Goripalayam Dargah
9. Palaiya Jumma Palli
10. Makkah Masjid, Chennai
Makkah Masjid is one of the largest mosque in the city of Chennai, India. The dargah of Syed Musa Sha Khaderi is near to this. This five-storeyed mosque is one of the largest in India.”Moulana Mansoor Kashifi Qasimi” is the Chief Imam of the masjid since 18-Nov-2016. The masjid Imam conducts Special Tarawee Namaz” during Ramzan. There will be special Islamic Speeches (Bayans).
There is more and enough space for Muslim women to offer prayers and to listen Bayans. The imam has Alim degree from “Madarasa Kasiful Huda” Chennai and Shariath Expertise(Qasimi) from world-famous “Darul Uloom” Deoband Islamic Madarasa. The “Tamilan TV” telecast Friday Jumma Islamic Speeches (Bayans) on every Friday night at 10PM. There is also a Family Counseling Center”.
28/7, 2nd Main Rd
AKR Nagar, Valasaravakkam
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600095