- Meerapalli Mosque - Pondicherry
Meerapalli (Tamil:மீராபள்ளி), (French:Mirapalli) is the oldest standing mosque of Pondicherry. It was constructed during the first quarter of the 18th century.
The renowned Arab Navigator Sulaiman Al Mahri mentions the Port of Bandikeri during the later part of 15th century or the first part of 16th century along the coromandel coast which is identified as Pondicherry in later days. A Muslim settlement was already there. The mosque was originally built along the lines of the Indo-Islamic architecture. The Old structure has survived around which new extensions have been constructed.
The Mosque is situated in Mulla Street at about 300 meters from Puducherry Railway Station
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