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Kerala tourism Guide

Manathala Juma Masjid

Manathala Juma Masjid

The mosque is located in Chavakkad. It is a coastal region and hence has a tropical humid climate. It is influenced by the South West Monsoons. The region has moderate vegetation. The beach here is a main attraction which brings tourists from all over the world.

About Manathala Juma Masjid

Manathala Juma Masjid is located nearly thirty kilometres away from the district of Thrissur in Kerala. The presence of other famous pilgrim centres in Thrissur like the Guruvayoor Temple and St. Thomas Church has not overshadowed the fame of the mosque. It is one of the most important pilgrim centres of Thrissur.

This mosque is a very sacred place for the people following Islamic faith. The architecture of this ancient mosque is simple, yet a classic. It has a dome and four minarets, and the building is whitewashed and the edges are lined with green borders. The interior of the mosque is the same as other mosques. There is no idol, because Muslims do not believe in idol worship.

Manathala Juma Masjid is flamboyantly decorated during the annual festival called nercha, which happens during the month of April. Throngs of people visit the mosque and the festival goes on for 4 days.

History or Myth

Manathala Juma Masjid has no significant history. One noteworthy point is that the body of Hydros Kutty Moopar, the general of Hyder Ali was buried in the courtyard of the mosque. Hydros Kutty Moopar fought for justice and truth and was a trusted lieutenant of Hyder Ali.

Tips or precaution

  • Visit during the annual festival, nercha.
  • Visit other religious hotspots.

How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is located nearly 80 kilometres away from Chavakkad.
  • train
    Guruvayur Railway station is located four kilometres away from the town.
  • bus
    The town is connected to other cities of India through NH-17, which connects Mumbai and Kochi.

Highlights or specialities

  • Religious tolerance
  • Ancient mosque
  • Classic architecture


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