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Mishkal Mosque

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Affiliation  Islam
Architectural style  Regional (Kerala)
Number of minarets  0
Number of domes  0
Branch/tradition  Islam (Sunni - Šāfiʿī)
Phone  0495 270 3366
Architectural type  Mosque
Mishkal Mosque
Location  Kuttichira, Calicut, present-day India
Date established  14th century (present structure)
Address  Bavootty haji Rd, Kuttichira, Kozhikode, Kerala 673001
Similar  Muchundi Mosque, Thalikkunu Shiva Temple, Odathil Palli, Kozhikode Beach, Malik Dinar Mosque

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Mishkal Mosque (Malayalam: മിശ്കാൽ പള്ളി) is a medieval mosque located in Calicut in the Indian state of Kerala. The mosque, one of the oldest in Malabar, is an important cultural, historical and architectural monument in Kerala.

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The mosque was built by a rich Arab merchant, Nakhooda Mishkal, in the 14th century. It is named "Mishkal Mosque" after him.

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Location

Mishkal Mosque is located in Kuttichira, a part of Thekkepuram beach in Calicut.

History

In 1510, the mosque was partially burned in a Portuguese attack. The top floors of the mosque still display some of that damage. Mishkal Mosque originally had five stories. It was reconstructed after the fire in 1510 and now has four stories. Typical for similarly aged mosques in Malabar, it has no cupolas and minarets and heavily employs timber.

Majestic Structure

This entirely wooden mosque is simply breathtaking to see especially from the other side of the tank. The big Kuttichira tank is attached to the mosque. The mosque has 47 doors, 24 carved pillars and a big prayer hall that can accommodate 400 people. Copulas and minarets seems to be absent because the mosque built like a temple. The prayer hall is well ventilated and there is a wooden mimbar with beautiful motifs.

References

Mishkal Mosque Wikipedia


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