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Malik Deenar Juma Masjid

Malik Deenar Juma Masjid

Kasargod is situated in the northern coastal part of Kerala and hence are influenced by the South West Monsoons. They receive a significant amount of annual rainfall, and hence the weather experienced there is classified as tropical wet climate. The mosque is surrounded by greenery which are maintained by the mosque officials.

About Malik Deenar Juma Masjid

Malik Deenar Juma Masjid is named after the first propagator of Islam in our country. It is situated in the town of Thalankara of Kasargod district. For this reason, the mosque is sometimes known as Thalankara Malik Deenar Juma Masjid. It is one of the first mosques that was built by a posse of men led by Malik Ibn Deenar in Kerala and Karnataka.

The architecture of the mosque is similar to other temples of the state. It has pagoda-like roofs, which is the characteristic of the area. Kerala tourism has ranked this as one of the top places to visit in Kasargod. The mosque is located in the outskirts of the town, in a locality which is not very bustling. Malik Ibn Deenar built another similar mosque in the heart of the town around the same time.

History or Myth

Malik Deenar Juma Masjid is one of the ancient mosques in the country. Malik Deenar is the one who brought the religion of Islam to India. After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, he had a vision, in which he was instructed by the Prophet himself to hastily go to India and spread the word of the God. In addition to this mosque, Malik Deenar constructed mosques in various other parts of the country.

Tips or precaution

  • Participate during the Uroos, which lasts for a month.

Nearest Places

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Malik Deenar Juma Masjid is only 55 Kilometres away from the Mangalore International airport.
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Kasargod Railway Station(1.5 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities. The district is situated on the highway which is enroute Mumbai. This highway is known as NH-66.

Highlights or specialities

  • Ancient mosque
  • Classic architecture
  • Located very close to Kasargod Railway Station
  • Various tourist hotspots in the district


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