It’s not just French influence and the historical constructions for which the territory of Pondicherry is famous for, the mosques are also the significant places of tourist interest in Pondicherry. Of all the Muslim shrines in Pondicherry, Jamia Mosque is the most popular of its kinds. Said to be built in the 17th-century, Jamia Mosque is also known as the Khuthbha Mosque. It is also believed that Jamia Mosque is the first mosque to be built in Pondicherry. The mosque is a perfect epitome of secular culture of not just Pondicherry but the entire country. As per the tales and stories, Jamia Mosque was initially erected in the White Area. However, under the French reign in Pondicherry, it was shifted to the southern side of the town. Inside the mosque, there is a dargah of Moulla Saiullbum. Besides, there is also a small pond in the mosque that houses several fishes. Along with that, the other areas in the mosque include a clean hall and another hall which is used to cook fasting food for devotees during the Ramjan. Jamia Mosque is built in such a way that it faces Mecca. Being one of the most revered sacred sites in Pondicherry, Jamia Mosque also organizes regular prayers and preaching sessions. Islamic festivals are also celebrated at the mosque with so much love and fervor. On a whole, Jamia Mosque is one of the most popular tourist sites in Pondicherry that is visited by thousands of devotees every day.
Jamia Mosque remains open all days from morning to evening. Whereas, the timing for Madrassa is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
No Entry Fee
Mullah Street, Pondicherry - 605001, India