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Tamil Nadu Goripalayam Mosque
Goripalayam is an integral part of Madhurai. The Goripalayam Mosque is a popular Masjid where Muslims do come to offer their prayers to God. This historic mosque contains two tombs of the Sultans of Delhi. The mosque is most famous for its large structure and beautiful inscriptions on its walls.
It is said that this monument was built by Thirumalai Nayak for his loyal subjects. Goripalayam is derived from a word Gor of Persian origin. Gor means grave. Two famous Sultans of Islam are buried here. Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha and Hazrat Sulthan Shamsuddin Badhusha rest peacefully in their green tombs facing a peaceful river.
The giant dome is well embellished stands 20ft tall and almost 70ft in diameter. This dome was made form a single block of stone which happened to be imported from Azhaga Hills. The Maqbara premises are adorned with Tamil inscriptions. It is these inscriptions will reassure the presence of this Dargah since way back in the 13th century. The Goripalayam Dargah can be seen from the nearby A.V. Bridge. It has been built is such a way that it faces the northern side of the river Vaigai.
How to Reach
How to Reach Jama Masjid Delhi by Air
Madurai has its very own airport which is 12 km from the city. The closest international airport is Chennai’s which is connected to almost all cities of India.
Special Event or Festivals Celebrated In Jama Masjid Delhi
Every Hijri year, the Masjid celebrates Urus, a festival of this Dargah. This is held during the month of Rabi-al-awwal on the 15th night.
General Fact about Jama Masjid Delhi
The AzhgarKoil road, 70kms from central Madhurai
Time to Visit
On all days from Sunrise to Sunset (Open all days)
Entry is free
Free and open to all
- Leave your shoes at the entrance. The person taking care of your shoes will charge you Rs. 10 for the service.
- Be neat and clean while you visit the mosque.
- Guides and local tours operators in the city would guide you to this Masjid.
- Tourists should cover their knees as well their arms and remove their shoes before entering the mosque.
- Cloth to be draped around your limbs or feet is available at the entrance and is provided on request.