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Saint Thomas and Cranganore: There is a small mosque in Cranganore which, according to tradition, is the first mosque founded in the whole of India. It does not face Mecca, unlike the other mosques, but faces due east. Another peculiarity is that the Arattu procession of the Thiruvanchikulam Temple circumambulates this mosque also.


-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 2: India > # 39






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