Miskhal Masjid

Bavootty haji Road
Kozhikode, KL - 673001

Type: Landmarks
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The Mishkal Mosque, located in Kozhikode (Calicut), Kerala, India, is a historic mosque with architectural grandeur and cultural significance. Built in the 14th century, during the reign of the Zamorin of Calicut, the mosque stands as a symbol of the rich Islamic heritage of the region and is renowned for its unique architectural style and historical importance.

The Mishkal Mosque is named after Mishkal, the son of the Zamorin ruler, who commissioned its construction. The mosque's architecture is a blend of traditional Kerala and Islamic styles, characterized by its wooden carvings, ornate minarets, and intricately designed interiors. The mosque features a central courtyard, surrounded by colonnaded verandas and prayer halls adorned with beautiful geometric patterns and calligraphic inscriptions from the Quran.

One of the most striking features of the Mishkal Mosque is its massive wooden pulpit, intricately carved from a single piece of wood, which is used by the Imam (prayer leader) during Friday congregational prayers (Jumu'ah). The mosque also houses a small museum showcasing artifacts, manuscripts, and historical documents related to Islamic culture and heritage in Kerala.

The Mishkal Mosque holds great religious importance for the Muslim community in Kozhikode and serves as a center for daily prayers, religious gatherings, and Islamic education. It is particularly crowded during the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims gather for Taraweeh prayers and break their fast together during Iftar.

In addition to its religious functions, the Mishkal Mosque is also a popular tourist attraction, drawing visitors with its architectural beauty, historical significance, and cultural heritage. Guided tours of the mosque are available, offering insights into its history, architecture, and religious practices.

Surrounded by bustling markets, narrow lanes, and historic landmarks, the Mishkal Mosque is a prominent landmark in the heart of Kozhikode and reflects the vibrant multicultural heritage of the city. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a religious pilgrim, or a curious traveler, a visit to the Mishkal Mosque promises a memorable and enriching experience.

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