If you look at the places of worship which dominate the landscape you will realize why pilgrims flock to Pondy. In and around Pondicherry there are a whopping 350 temples - big and small. Neighbouring Karaikal has another ninety nine. Some were built by the Chola kings between the 10th and 12th centuries. Mosques in Pondicherry,famous Mosques of Pondicherry, Mosques travel in Pondicherry, Pondicherry Mosques Travel A sizeable share is dedicated to the deities of the villages they are located in.
Masthan Saheb Darga
Dedicated to Masthan Saheb Syed Dawood Buhari, a Sufi saint who came to Karaikal from Buhara two centuries ago. He died aged 120, in 1829. Various miracles are attributed to him.
The above 170 year old Kandhuri Festival (November) is celebrated in his commemoration. It starts with the hoisting of a huge flag on a pole - reminiscent of a ship mast and a sea-fairing tradition. Mosques in Pondicherry,famous Mosques of Pondicherry, Mosques travel in Pondicherry, Pondicherry Mosques Travel And winds up, 10 days later with a spectacle of floats lit with electric colours.
Pondicherry is home to several noteworthy mosques as well. The Jamai Mosque is revered by everyone and is also beautiful to look at .One of the oldest and the most famous mosques in Pondicherry is the Meeran Mosque which is famous for its sanctity and architectural beauty.
The mosque has the graves of Meeran and Suubhi Errai Perriar Mullah in it. Meeran was instrumental in building the mosque. The other famous mosques include the Kuthbha Mosque and Mullah Mohammed Mosque. Mosques in Pondicherry,famous Mosques of Pondicherry, Mosques travel in Pondicherry, Pondicherry Mosques Travel Kuthbha Mosque has the Darga of Moulla Saiubha Kuthba and hence the name.
The place has prayers offered every day. Mulla Mohammed Mosque is part of the Kuthba Mosque the significance of which is that it has preaching in Urdu. The mosque is characterized by a pond and halls for prayers, cooking and Janesha in it.