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Kanjiramattom Mosque

Situated at Kanjiramattom, 30 km from Kochi, Kanjiramattom Mosque is believed to have been built as a memorial to Sheikh Parid, a Muslim saint. The festival of 'Kodikuthu' which commences on December or January every year attracts lots of devotees. During the 'Chandanakkudam' ritual held at night, pilgrims carrying pots covered with sandalwood paste proceed in a procession to the mosque. Six caparisoned elephants and folk performances accompany the procession. Traditional Muslim art forms such as Oppana and Mappilappattu are the main attractions of the festival.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ernakulam
Location: Kanjiramattom    


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