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Know how a Hindu king in Kerala converted to Islam to build oldest mosque in India

New Delhi: This mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance and is located 2 km from Kodungalloor town in Kerala. Built in 629 AD, this is the first mosque in India and the second in the

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Updated on: November 23, 2013 6:18 IST
know how a hindu king in kerala converted to islam to build
know how a hindu king in kerala converted to islam to build oldest mosque in india

New Delhi: This mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance and is located 2 km from Kodungalloor town in Kerala.

 




Built in 629 AD, this is the first mosque in India and the second in the world where Jumma prayers were started.
 
People from far and near irrespective of caste and creed visit this holy place and offer prayers
 
This mosque is unique. Mosques all over the world face the direction of Mecca, but this particular one faces east.
 

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