Odathil Palli

Odathil Palli

Odathil Palli, Thalassery is one of the ancient mosques in Kerala and it is the lovable place for all Muslim devotees. It is located in the centre of the Thalassery city in Kerala. It was constructed in the year 1806 and it is believed that this mosque is 200 years old mosque. It is believed that it was constructed by the Arab merchant.

History

According to the history the places of the Odathil Palli was used as the sugarcane garden. And later it went into the hands of the British East Indian company. Moosakaka a Muslim person worked under the British East Indian company as supplier. Due to his loyalty and truthfulness the British East Indian company presented the sugarcane garden to Moosakaka. Then he built the attractive and charming mosque in Karimbin-odam which belongs to the Dutch. The word in Malayalam refers as garden and Palli means mosque. As the mosque was constructed in the garden it is called as Odathil Palli. It is also called as Garden mosque.

Architecture

It was constructed in traditional Kerala style of Architecture in the year 1806. This mosque is the combination of both Hindu and Muslim traditional architecture. The mosque is covered with wooden walls and copper plated roofs and along with golden doom. Brahmins opposed to keep this doom in the mosque as it is their customs. Then the Zamorin ruler granted to keep the golden doom in the mosque. And it is again reconstructed with the assistance of Portuguese Fundaceo Oriente organization in Lisbon. Only Muslim peoples are allowed inside the mosque. The graveyard is located opposite to the mosque where only the bodies of Keyis family were buried.

Location Map

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