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Home > Discover Coimbatore > Sightseeing > Atthar Jamad Majeed

Atthar Jamath Majeed or the Big Mosque as it is otherwise known, is a celebrated place of worship for Muslims in Coimbatore. Located on Oppanakara Street in close proximity to the Victoria Town Hall, it is right in the middle of one of the busiest commercial parts of the city.

Atthar JamadOriginally, a group of Muslims had come from Nellai, on business to Coimbatore. They were selling 'Atthar' (Perfume with a blend of natural extracts). They built houses in Big Bazaar Street – one of the famous shopping areas in Coimbatore. Having set base there, they found the need for a place of worship. In 1830, a mosque by the name of Atthar Jamath Majeed was built. In 1904, the mosque was built as it appears today, with its distinctive minarets. In 1920, with the increase in the number of this group of people, the Atthar Jamath Majeed Society was formed with bylaws and statutes. Today, the mosque has been beautified and expanded at a cost of more than Rs 20 lakh. In addition to this, a smaller mosque has been opened up near the Railway Station. The two other mosques Hazrat Jungal Bir Darga on Trichy Road and the Hazrat Gemisha Darga on Big Bazaar Street also come under the purview of the society.

Author: Joseph Pradeep Raj R
Photographs: V Ganesan

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