Covelong Juma Masjid - Tamilnadu

Covelong Juma Masjid

Covelong Juma Masjid also known as Kovalam Beach Mosque, is a famous mosque in the coastal town of Covelong (Kovalam) in Tamil Nadu. The historic mosque is very important to the local Muslim community and attracts visitors from all over the country. The mosque is well known for its unique architectural style combining Islamic and local Dravidian style elements. The building consists of a rectangular structure containing a worship center (musalla) and a courtyard (sahn). The place of worship is decorated with beautiful arches, intricate carvings and beautiful designs that reflect the traditions of the time. In addition to regular prayers, the mosque also hosts many religious events and celebrations throughout the year. These include special prayers during Islamic holidays such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, as well as other important periods in the Islamic calendar. Mosque committees organize religious lectures (sermons) and educational programs to promote Islamic education and values among their followers.

History of Covelong Juma Masjid

Covelong Juma Masjid has a rich history dating back centuries. It is believed to have been built by Arab traders who came to the Coromandel Coast for trade purpose in the 17th century. These merchants settled in the region to preach Islam to the people which played an important role in shaping local culture and tradition.

Speciality of Covelong Juma Masjid

Covelong Juma Mosque has religious significance for the Muslim community in the region. It is a famous place for worship especially for Congregational prayers, that are particularly held on Fridays (Jumu’ah) This Mosques also play an important role in promoting social harmony and providing spiritual guidance to their members. Apart from religious significance, this Mosques often collaborates with other organizations to put an end to social problems and contribute to the overall development of the community.

Visiting time of Covelong Juma Masjid

6.00 AM – 8.00 PM
Note – Extended opening hours during the holy Month of Ramadan.

Dress code of Covelong Juma Masjid

wear clothes that cover the upper body entirely and cover your legs below knees.

Nearby sightseeing places of Covelong Juma Masjid

Covelong beach, DakshinaChitra Museum, VGP Marine Kingdom, Tiger cave, Cholamandal artists village.

How to reach Covelong Juma Masjid?

By Air – Chennai airport is the nearest to reach Covelong Juma Masjid covering 37 km.
By Train- Chennai Egmore railway station is the nearest junction to reach Covelong Juma Masjid covering 37 km.
By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Chennai through NH 5, NH 48, NH 45 and NH 66. East Coast Highway (ECR), comprising SH-49, NH-332A, NH-32, known as Mutthamizh Aringar Kalaignar Road, is a two lane expressway to reach Mahabalipuram from Chennai.