Kanjiramattom Mosque


Kanjiramattom Mosque, Kochi, Kerala

Kanjiramattom Mosque is one of the popular mosques that is raised over the mortal remains of the great Muslim saint Sheikh Parid. This is well known for the Kodikuthu. The Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is one of the famous festivals that are celebrated on 13th and 14th January every year in Ernakulam, Kerala. This is the annual festival that is celebrated in Kerala; this is the most colorful festival.

Kanjiramattom Mosque is built in the memory of the great Sufi saint sheikh Fariduddin; this is the place where the annual festival is celebrated with great fervor. There is a ritual Chandanakkudum that is conducted in the night, pilgrims carry pots that are covered with sandalwood paste and there is a huge procession which proceeds towards the mosque. There are six ornamented and caparisoned elephants. Along with the folk performance all this adds colors to the whole procession. There are traditional Muslim art forms which are known as the Duffmuttu and Kokkali these are also performed during this festival. There are various dance and song performances that are a part of the Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu in Ernakulam.

Kanjiramattom Mosque is the one of the right examples of the antique splendor of Dargah and mazhars. This mosque has domes and pillars that are carved with intricate designs on them. This festival is celebrated with great fervor and enjoyment as there are majority of Muslims in Kerala. The main attraction of this mosque is the Kodikuthu festival. In Kerala people believe that unity in diversity and there fore all the festivals are celebrated by all the religions. Hence this festival is celebrated by all the religions in Kanjiramattom Mosque. Kanjiramattom Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kerala. Kanjiramattom Kodikuthu is Kerala's favorite festival that is held in this mosque. People celebrate this festival with great devotion; they get dressed in their best clothes and offer prayers in Kanjiramattom Mosque. People from all the religions attain this festival breaking all the man made barriers like caste creed and religion. This festival is not actually the festival of Muslims but is celebrated by the Muslims in Kanjiramattom Mosque.

Travel Route:

Airways: nearest airport to the Kanjiramattom Mosque is the Kochi airport that is at a distance of about just 30 kilometers away from the destination. There are local buses and taxis available from the airport to mosque.

Railways: Nearest railway station is Kochi that is just 30 kilometers away from the Kanjiramattom mosque. Kochi is well connected with all the major cities of India.

Roadways: there are state transport and luxury bus services available from Kanjiramattom to all the major cities of India.

Best time to visit Kanjiramattom mosque is 13th and 14th January every year to celebrate the annual festival of Kanjiramattom.