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Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai, Mumbai | by Farzana C
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Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai, Mumbai

Thousand Lights Mosque is a worship place for Muslims in Chennai.

 

In the early 19th century, the place where the mosque presently stands used to be the assembly place for Shia Muslims, during the month of Muharram. Later, the assembly hall was built, following which the mosque was constructed.

 

The land was donated by the Nawab Wallajah.

 

The mosque also has a library, burial ground and a guest house.

 

The legend is that over one thousands lamps were needed to light up the Assembly Hall hence the mosque got its name Thousand Lights Mosque. Shia devotees visit the Mosque during the annual Muharam Festival.

 

The present Mosque can accommodate about 1000 people at a time.

 

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Taken on May 22, 2009