Beemapalli Dargah Shareef is a well-known place of worship for Muslims. This Dargah is located between Valiyathura Junction and Poonthura Junction at Thiruvananthapuram. It is dedicated to Beema Umma who was a family member of Prophet Mohammed and believed to have great spiritual powers. It is believed that both the Beema Umma and her son, Sayyidussaheed Maheen Aboobaker came to Kerala from Arabia in order to preach Islam. There are two wells at Beemapalli out of which one contains cold water and the other hot water. It is believed that the water in these wells has medicinal properties and effective to cure many diseases. Even during the extreme drought, the water in these wells does not dry.
The annual festival of Beemapalli Dargah Shareef named Urus Chandanakkudam is a colorful event. It is celebrated in memory of Beema Umma and her son who were laid to rest at this Dargah. The celebration of this annual festival starts on the first of Jama dul Akbar and lasts for 10 days. Devotees offer flowers, oil, and silk cloth at the tombs and distribute those items among them as prasada. Both the Thiruvananthapuram railway station and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport are almost 7 kilometers away from this Muslim pilgrim center. The pilgrim holiday packages of Tour My India give an insight about the well-known temples, churches, and mosques of Kerala. Contact them today if you plan a pilgrimage trip to this South Indian state.