is the first mosque in India. Situated in Methala,
Kodungalloor, hardly 20 kilometers from the Irinjalakuda
railway station. Legend
says King Cheraman Perumal of Kodungallor left for
Mecca, embraced Islam, accepted the name Thajudee,
married the sister of the then King of Jeddah. Before
his death Thajuddeen handed over to the King of Jeddah
several letters addressed to Kerala Kings seeking their
help to propagate Islam. The Jeddah king came to Kerala
and met the then king of Kodungalloor who helped the
former convert Arathali temple into a Juma Masjid.
This mosque was designed and constructed based on Hindu
art and architecture. It was
built in 629 A.D. and resembles like a temple in appearance.
It is situated in Kodungaloor.