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.
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.
30 Kms From Kochi
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..