Thousand Lights Mosque, Tamil Nadu

Thousand Lights Mosque

A pilgrimage place for the Muslims, Thousand Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India. Built in 1810 by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah, it has an interesting story behind its name. It is believed that to illuminate assembly hall, 1000 lamps are required to be lit and this is from where the mosque derived its name.

This mosque was built according to the medieval style of Architecture, thus has a beautiful structure. Spearing minarets whose height is believed to be around 64 feet are present here. Quotes from the holy book Quran adorn the walls of the mosque and the main hall is used for offering prayers. 

A holy place for Shias, this mosque can be visited by any Muslim to pray to Allah.  The Moharram festival is celebrated with enthusiasm here, as a large gathering is witnessed. This place has a burial ground inside and is home to Moulana Ghulam Mahadi Khan.

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