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Cheraman Juma Masjid

Cheraman Juma Masjid is believed to be the first mosque in India that was built around 629 AD. It is a place where Juma prayers were initially started. It is situated in Methala Village of Kodungalloor taluk, Kerala. The mosque is unique in its look and is based on a blend of traditional Kerala and Arabian art and architecture.
The mosque is built in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style and has magnificently crafted woodwork. Traditional Kerala brass lamps are used that are mostly found in Hindu temples. An ancient ceremonial pond is still intact near the mosque. The Ramadan and Bakrid festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm in this mosque.
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