May 14, 2016

Wallajah Mosque - Chennai

Site Name: Wallajah Mosque
Site Type: Mosque
Location:   Triplicane area, Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: The most popular and the largest mosque in Chennai
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Chennai
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants:  A lot of options across Chennai 

Wallajah Mosque, which is also called as Big Mosque, is located in Triplicane (Tiruvallikkeni) area of Chennai city in Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one of the oldest mosques in Chennai city. It is the largest and most popular mosque of the city.

Located in Triplicane High Road, the mosque was constructed in 1795 CE by the family of Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah, on his memory. He was the Nawab of Arcot. The largest mosque of the city was built of granite without using iron or wood. Two minarets on top of the mosque follow the Mughal architectural style. The mosque complex has a prayer hall, tank and a large ground. 

Today, this mosque has become an important pilgrimage for the Muslims. You can find huge number of devotees always in this mosque.

Happy travelling. 

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