Wallajah Mosque - Tamilnadu

Triplicane Big Mosque (Wallajah Mosque) is a mosque located on Triplicane High Road in Chennai. It is one of the famous, largest, and oldest mosques in Chennai that attracts large number of devotees. This mosque houses the tomb of Saint Maulana Abdul Ali Bahrul Uloom, of the significant Princes of Arcot. This mosque consists of huge prayer room, a tank and a large front of the mosque. This mosque is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture known for its designs, carvings and arches. The exterior and interior of the mosque are decorated with calligraphy and ornate stone carvings, offering visitors a clear treat. Being an active place of worship, this mosque accommodates thousands of worshipers. This is the best place to visit during Bakrid and Ramzan as there are constant flow of devotees attending divine prayers seeking spiritual solace.


History of Triplicane Big Mosque

The mosque was built by Nawab Wallajah Muhammad Ali Khan, who ruled the Carnatic kingdom during the British colonial period in the 18th century. It has played an important role in the religion and culture of the local Muslim community for more than two centuries.

Speciality of Triplicane Big Mosque

The Speciality of Triplicane Big Mosque lies in its architecture. The Mosque is the largest mosque in Chennai since its establishment. It is made of granite without the addition of metal or wood. Although there is no fixed architectural style, two minarets are characteristic of Mughal architecture.

Visiting time of Triplicane Big Mosque

5.00 AM – 12.30 PM, 3.30 PM – 9.00 PM

Dress code of Triplicane Big Mosque

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

Nearby sightseeing places of Triplicane Big Mosque

MGR memorial, Marina beach, Senate house, Vivekananda house, Fort St George museum.

How to reach Triplicane Big Mosque?

By Air – Chennai airport is the nearest to reach Triplicane Big Mosque covering 20 km
By Train- Chennai Egmore railway station is the nearest junction to reach Triplicane Big Mosque covering 4 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