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Kanjiramattom Mosque, Kochi

Address: 30 kms from Cochin City: Kochi State: Kerala Type of Construction: Medieval Type of Building: Mosque Religion: Islam Importance: The mosque contains then mortal remains of a Muslim saint, Sheikh Parid. Festival: Kodikuthu Festival Best Time: December-January Accomodation: Accomodations are available at the hotels and lodges in Cochin. Accesibility: Cochin is very well connected with the major cities by air, rail and road. The mosque is situated at Kanjiramattom, 30 km from Kochi. It is believed that the mosque was erected over the mortal remains of a Muslim saint, Sheikh Parid. Another great Muslim saint, Baver is supposed to have prayed here and attained salvation. The Kodikuthu festival, which falls in December-January, is a major attraction for thousands of devotees. A huge procession is held in the night, when the pilgrims carrying pots of sandalwood paste proceed to the mosque as part of a ritual called as ' Chandanakkudam'. Six caparisoned elephants and folk performances are the main attractions of the procession. Traditional Muslim art forms like 'Oppana' and 'Mappilappattu' are also staged during the festival.

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