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Wallajah Mosque (Big Mosque)


This Mosque, also known as Big Mosque constructed by Muhammad Ali Walajah, Nawab of the Carnatic during 1749AD to 1795 A.D., is a historical landmark in Chennai. The building is a commanding structure of symmetry and an example of architectural splendor with an impressive facade. The Mosque is placed in widespread grounds, which are being used as a place for religious and cultural functions and activities. The Meelad Committee in the Mosque celebrates the Prophet's birthday every year in these grounds. On Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramzan) and Bakrid Days, huge numbers of Muslim devotees throng to this religiously historic mosque to offer prayers. This is one of the most attractive shrines in Chennai and is one of the main Muslim pilgrimage sites in the south.