Thousand Lights Mosque in Chennai

Thousand Lights Mosque Overview

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As the name suggests, it is said that almost one thousand oil lamps were lit up to illuminate the hall of this Mosque. Located in Anna Salai close to the Anna flyover, Thousands Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India.

Built in the year 1810 by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah and displaying a classic architectural style, this mosque is a must visit when in Chennai. It has many domes and two minarets (towering up to 64 feet) on either side. The mosque has a main hall meant for praying by men; women have a separate praying area.

There is a Dargah on the second floor which is a sanctuary of Imam Hossein and Abolfazl-al-Abbas. The mosque also has a burial ground, library and some guesthouses.

  • Opening Closing Time 5:30 am to 9 pm

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