Goripalayam Dargah, Madurai

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The Goripalayam Dargah is the largest mosque in the city. The dargah is located on the north of the Vaigai River and is said to have been built by Thirumalai Nayak in the 13th century. The dargah houses two tombs of two Muslim saint and rulers named Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha and Sulthan Shamsuddin Badusha of Oman.

The domes are 70 feet in diameter and 20 feet tall and are built out of one single piece of stone. The inscription on the entrance of the dargah tells us about the period it belongs to. The main celebration in this mosque is the annual Urs Festival which is celebrated in the month of Rabi-al-awwal of the hijri calander. During this festival devotees and tourists throng to the place.


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