Thousand Lights Mosque

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  • Address: Royapettah, Peters Road, Peters Colony, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086, India
  • Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids

Thousand Lights Mosque - Review

The name of this Chennai attraction is sure to get you intrigues on what this place may actually look like! And the mosque’s story behind its name surely does not disappoint. It sis said that thousand lamps were required to light up the mosque’s assembly hall, from where it derive its name. Other than this delightful fact, this is also one of India’s largest mosque sprawling at an area of three acres. The multi-domed structure of the mosque will strike you the moment you see it.

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  • Kundrathur Market Bus Station

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  • Thousand Lights Mosque Address: Royapettah, Peters Road, Peters Colony, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086, India
  • Thousand Lights Mosque Timing: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm
  • Thousand Lights Mosque Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Thousand Lights Mosque(preferred time): 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Thousand Lights Mosque: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 0.17% of people who visit Chennai include Thousand Lights Mosque in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Thousand Lights Mosque visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Thousand Lights Mosque


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Thousand Lights Mosque

People normally club together The Theosophical Society and Victory War Memorial while planning their visit to Thousand Lights Mosque.

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Thousand Lights Mosque, Chennai Reviews

  • This is a markaz of shia muslims And one of the most famous masjids in chennai

  • Previously this mosque was famous with old type lights but now it's changed to modern lights but the name still remaining there..

  • Old Mosque plus Shia Imam baada. In olden time there were thousand oil lamps in imam baada for lighting, but now all are gone except one lamp.

  • Alhumdulillah visited this mosque,one of the oldest mosque in Chennai , huge parking area and separate prayer hall for ladies.

  • Momineen from Royapettah, Pudupet, Triplicane and others come here for Jumma Nammaz, our Chief Shia Khazi sahib delivers the Friday sermon and leads the Friday prayers. The Shia Youths of this locality are very active in any kind of Religious activities. Particularly the Shia Islamic Federation (SIF). There is a Library attched to the Madarasa called "Markaz e Faiz e Islam" which conducts Seminar every month on different topics. The first Seminar was held on 9th of May 2010 Sunday after Namaaz e Maghribain at Thousand Lights premises, the topic was "Nusrat e Imam (as)", Moulana Syed Tazi Raza Aabidi Saahib from Hyderabad gave a Speech on Imam Mehdi (as) and also about our duties regarding Nusrat e Imams Thousand Lights is the Markaz (Centre) for Shias all over Tamil Nadu and is situated at the Anna Salai Road which is in the Heart of the City. Thousand Lights Mosque in Chennai derived its name from the lighting of about Thousand oil lamps .The Masjid is a well-known worship place for the Muslims in the Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. The mosque is popular for a number of reasons, such as its name, its architecture and its historical and religious importance. Built in 1820. The Chief Shia Khazi of Tamil Nadu Government is Ghulam Mohammed Mehdi Khan Saahib Qibla and his office is at the same place. The 10th Muharram Aashura procession and 20th Safar Arbayeen procession which starts from Royapettah ends here at Thousand Lights Mosque. Apart from these two processions any major event related to our Shia Muslim Community is held here.

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