Thazhathangadi Juma Masjid
An important Muslim pilgrim centre of Kottayam, the Thazhathangadi mosque is about 1,000 years old. It is believed to have been built by Habib Dinar, son of Malik Dinar, who is supposed to have introduced Islam in India.
Set on a picturesque location on the shores of Meenachil river, Thazhathangadi is one of the ancient mosques in India itself. It is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture and is an exquisite one. It has been declared as a protected monument by the Kerala Government.
There are two Khabars (graves) in the premises of the mosque, which are believed to be those of Malik Ibn Dinar and the mason who built this mosque. The stalsor sacred well here is different from that of many other mosques in the world. It has stone steps like those found in Hindu temples.
No festivals are celebrated in this mosque. Thazhathangadi is about 5km northeast of Kottayam town.