Conservation Of Cheraman Masjid - Mathrubhumi
November 10, 2019, 6:30:00 PM
This is an article in Malayalam in the Mathrubhumi newspaper headlined "Cheraman Juma Masjid back to its old glory" on the occasion of the inauguration of the conservation of India's oldest mosque, Cheraman Masjid. The state-run Muziris Heritage Project will restore the traditional, elegant, and modest architecture of the "Cheraman Juma Masjid," which dates back to 629 AD, through a painstaking renovation and conservation process.
The Cheraman Juma Masjid conseravtionwas 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.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.
On Sunday, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan will inaugurate the project, which is a part of the Department of Tourism's heritage conservation efforts, at the site of the sacred edifice. The Cheraman Masjid was built during a pivotal moment in the Muziris civilization, the ancient world's biggest trading centre in the East, trading everything from spices to precious stones. The region, also known as Mahodayapuram or Muyirikkode, was the capital of the Perumal rulers from the line of Chera monarchs during the 9th and 12th centuries AD.