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Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira

Mosques are usually in the form of a covered structure with a large prayer hall in the centre. They also have arches associated with the Islamic tradition. Superbly carved wooden pulpits within them are real pieces of art.

Mishkal Masjid, Kuttichira, is the oldest mosque in Kozhikode. It is named after the rich merchant who built it. A four-storeyed structure supported by wooden pillars, the mosque is a rare specimen of the architectural splendour of Kerala.

In 1510, the Portuguese burnt down some portions of it. Some charred portions still remain on the top floor of the mosque. Kuttichira is two kilometres away from Kozhikode town.