Athankarai Pallivasal - Tamilnadu

Athankarai Pallivasal

Athankarai Pallivasal in Tirunelveli is one the popular Darghas in Tamil Nadu. This mosques is famous for its architectural beauty that showcase the impeccable craftsmanship of Dravidian era. The mosque is built with 100 pillars halls, holy water tank and many other structures showing the architectural and designing skills of ancient Tamilians. This is the best spot that one must visit in Tirunelveli as it offers spiritual solace and tranquillity to the visitors. Other than worshiping people can relax in the places nearby the mosques that offers lush green surroundings, forest, hills and etc..

History of Athankarai Pallivasal

During the ancient days, Hazrat Sheikh Muhammad, his spouse Sayed Ali Fatima along with few other members who belonged to Islamic missionaries, headed towards India from Arabia to spread Islam to the people. While they were travelling the ship wrecked due to storm and they camped in a forest located near Tirunelveli. They stayed there until their death preaching the principles of Islam to the people. After Hazrat Sheikh Muhammad and Sayed Ali Fatima’s death their body was buried parallel to each other which is now being worshipped in the mosque.

Speciality of Athankarai Pallivasal

The speciality of this mosque is that, it has two tombs of a couple which are believed to cater to all the needs and desires of all the visitors. One of the domes was dedicated to Sayed Ali Fatima and the other to Hazrat Sheikh Muhammad.

Visiting time of Athankarai Pallivasal

5.00 AM – 9.00 PM

Nearby sightseeing places of Athankarai Pallivasal

Coutrallam falls, Kanyakumari beach, Kalakad Thalayanai.

How to reach Athankarai Pallivasal?

By Air – Thoothukudi airport is the nearest to reach Athankarai Pallivasal covering 105 km.
By Train – Valliyur railway station in Tirunelveli is the nearest junction to reach Athankarai Pallivasal covering 30 km.
By Road - Tirunelveli is well-linked to other major cities of Tamil Nadu through NH 45, NH138, and NH744.