MAHOTSAVAM IN BEEMAPALLI
holy shrine of Beema Beevi, more popularly known as Beempalli
is situated about five kilometers southwest of the Trivandrum
Central Railway Station, on the beach road leading to Poonthura
Beema palli is a shrine dedicated to the hallowed memory of
Beema Beevi, a pious and devoted Muslim lady gifted with divine
It is one of the most distinguished mosques in Kerala, which
draws large gatherings. Pilgrims of all ages from all over the
nation can be seen heading towards the shrine all along the
routes during this festival.
AT CHERAMAN JUMA MASJID
This is the first Juma Masjid in India and is situated in the
Methala Village of Kodungallore taluk, hardly 20 kilometers
from Irinjalakuda railway station.
to the legend, Cheraman Perumal went on a pilgrimage to Arabia
where he met Prophet Mohammed at Jeddah and embraced Islam and
accepted the name Thajuddin. >>top
JARAM NERCHA FESTIVAL
In the village of veliancode there is a Jaram (tomb) where the
body of a great Tangal (priest) who had exceptionally divine
qualities, lies buried. The 'Nercha Festival' is celebrated
in memory of his death. >>top
ago, one of the female dependants of Para Nambisan, a petty
chieftain of Malappuram, was taken away by the local Muslims
as a slave.
Para Nambisan who could not bear this ignominy wanted to wreak
vengeance upon the culprits. He therefore, sent for Marakkar,
a leader of the local Muslims which followed with the concussing
death for so many on both sides.
memory of the devoted Muslim leaders who gave up their lives
during the fight, a nercha is conducted every year, either in
February or in March in the Mosque at Malappuram. >>top
Kanjiramattom mosque is believed to be built as a memorial to
Sheikh Fariduddin. The festival of 'Kodikuthu' is held from
January 13 to 14 every year. During the 'Chandanakkudam' ritual
held at night, pilgrims carrying pots covered with sandalwood
paste proceed in a procession to the mosque. Caparisoned elephants
and folk performances accompany the procession. Traditional
Muslim art forms like Duffmuttu and Kolkali are also staged
during the festival.
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 25 kms away.
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 45 kms
event falls on Feb 5. It is held in the Pattambi Mosque on the
main road of Pattambi town, Palakkad district.
Nercha is a festival held in memory of Aloor Valiya Pookunjikoya
Thangal, a Muslim saint of Malabar. A grand procession of nearly
100 caparisoned tuskers, colourful floats, music concerts like
the Panchavadyam and the Thayambaka and folk art forms form
the highlights of the festival. The procession concludes late
at night on the banks of River Bharathappuzha where the Panchavadyam
rises to a crescendo and the art forms take on a spectacular
Nearest railway station: Pattambi railway station is at a walkable
distance from the mosque.
Nearest airport: Coimbatore, in the neighbouring state of Tamil
Nadu about 55 km away from Palakkad.