A magnificently built pilgrimage site in Pondicherry, Meeran Mosque is more than 350 years of age. Meeran Mosque was built by the Arcot Nawabs in the Gothic Islamic style of architecture. Being the second oldest mosque in Pondicherry, Meeran is touted as one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the region. Meerapalli is another name by which this famous mosque is touted. Located on the Yanam Vegadasala Pillai Street, Meeran Mosque includes a Bronze Kallasa which lies on the top of the mosque. A visit to this sacred land is blissful experience altogether to every traveller. From the serene ambiance to a lively crowd of devotees to the enchanting of prayers, the surreal aura of the mosque takes devotees to a different place, which is indeed a not to miss experience. Right next to this beautiful mosque, there is the resting place of the founder of this mosque, Merran, along with the Suubhi Errai Perriar Mullah. On a whole, Meeran Mosque is reckoned amongst those Islamic shrines in Pondicherry that has a huge hype not amongst the locals but the tourists as well.
The origin of Meeran Mosque dates back to the 17th-century and it was built in the Gothic Islamic architectural style. The entire structure of the mosque is beautifully adorned with four lofty pillars which also provide support to the mosque. Adding a unique charm in the resplendent architecture of the mosque are the two minarets with a bronze Kalasa, which is placed on the top of the construction. Along with that the complex also includes a Madrasa where kids come to learn about the religion from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
The mosque remains open all day a week from morning till evening. However, the timings for Madrasa is from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
No Entry Fee
Yanam Vegadasala Pillai Street, Puducherry, India