Mishkal Mosque, Kozhikode

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Mishkal Mosque is a medieval mosque located in Calicut in the Indian state of Kerala. The mosque, one of the oldest in Malabar, is an important cultural, historical and architectural monument in Kerala.
The mosque was built by a rich Arab merchant, Nakhooda Mishkal, in the 14th century. It is named "Mishkal Mosque" after him.
Mishkal Mosque is located in Kuttichira, a part of Thekkepuram beach in Calicut.
In 1510, the mosque was partially burned in a Portuguese attack. The top floors of the mosque still display some of that damage. Mishkal Mosque originally had five stories. It was reconstructed after the fire in 1510 and now has four stories. Typical for similarly aged mosques in Malabar, it has no cupolas and minarets and heavily employs timber.
This entirely wooden mosque is simply breathtaking to see especially from the other side of the tank. The big Kuttichira tank is attached to the mosque. The mosque has 47 doors, 24 carved pillars and a big prayer hall that can accommodate 400 people. Cupolas and minarets seems to be absent because the mosque is built like a temple. The prayer hall is well ventilated and there is a wooden mimbar with beautiful motifs.
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  • The local villagers told me that the mosque had stood there for some 600 years but I did not find anything special about it to mark it as a tourist spot.  more »
  • It was amazing to know the history but we can read that online. Not sure about past but not really a tourist spot now  more »
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  • A religious place of historical importance. Beautiful & architectural design A symbol of religious harmony in our society
  • Its a very old architecture and is well maintained! This place also has a water body in front of the masjid which is also a nice place to visit. A must visit of History Lovers. It is a Symbol of Indo-Arab Trade dating 100s of years. Mosque was built by a Yemani Arab Trader. It is unique in design. Masha Allah.... My overall experience is good in this mosque.
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