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Governor of Kerala on Cheraman Juma Masjid Restoration

December 3, 2020 at 6:30:00 PM

The Cheraman Juma Masjid is said to be India's oldest mosque and has significant historical and cultural worth. The Honorable Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan, has officially opened the Cheraman Juma Masjid after it underwent conservation. The old mosque will be restored to its former form as part of this project, and plenty of spacewill be provided for believers to pray. Benny Kuriakose, theconservation consultant, is the designer for the proposed restoration of the Cheraman Juma Masjid.

This video documents the governor of Kerala's speech at the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for Cheraman Juma Masjid's conservation. The conservation is happening as a part of Muziris Heritage Project. The foundation stone for this restoration project was set by the honourable governor, Arif Mohammed Khan, who spoke about the importance of this project.

The Cheraman Juma Masjid was built in Kodungallur, in Kerala's Thrissur district. Although the masjid is supposed to have been constructed in AD 629, scholars believe it actually dates from the eleventh century. It also goes by a number of other names, including Cheraman Palli, Cheraman Mosque, and Cheraman Perumal Masjid. The Masjid was a symbol of Kerala's capacity to meld many cultures, ideologies, and traditions under one roof.

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