Inauguration Of Cheraman Mosque Conservation - The Times of India
November 10, 2019, 6:30:00 PM
The article in the Hindu discusses the Cheraman Masjid's restoration and inauguration by the Hon'ble Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. The Cheraman Juma Masjid renovation was initiated by the Department of Tourism as a part of Kerala’s largest heritage conservation project, the Muziris Heritage Project. It also includes a brief history of how the mosque changed through time.
According to Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, the Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungallur, the country's first mosque, sends a powerful message to the rest of the world about interfaith cooperation and our rich cultural history.
The project, a tourism department initiative as part of its cultural conservation initiatives, aims to reconstruct the oldest masjid in the subcontinent while maintaining its unique character and beauty. Kerala has always embraced many cultures and nationalities warmly. We absorbed their great morals and ways of life. The governor remarked that our language, customs, and cultural structures serve as memorials to this harmony.
The amazing portfolio of museums and monuments that Muziris Projects has to its name all attempt to illustrate a period of commercial and cultural significance in Kerala's history. The Project is excited to start another endeavour in the preservation and restoration of historical resources. The Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungallur, Kerala's Thrissur district, is thought to have been India's first mosque when it was constructed in 629 AD. Muziris Projects Ltd will rebuild this famous mosque's old identity and aesthetics while keeping in mind its past.