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This 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.

Cheraman Juma Masjid