Coming soon: India's biggest mosque in Kerala
India's largest mosque is set to come up near Kozhikode in Kerala, covering an area of 12 acres on the sprawling 'Knowledge City' complex of Islamic religious and Cultural Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya.
Estimated to cost Rs 40 crore for construction, the mosque would be able to accommodate 25,000 people for prayer at a time, Markazu sources said.
The Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India currently.
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Image: A file photo of the Jama Masjid in New Delhi
The building alone would cover an area of 8 acres
"It would strictly follow the green-building concept so that the built-up area will harmoniously blend with the greenery around", Riyaz told PTI.
While the building alone would cover an area of 8 acres, it would be surrounded by a green belt and beautiful garden of four acres, he said.
Estimated to cost Rs 40 crore for construction
"This has been conceived as a grand mosque, which will also be one of India's important Islamic cultural centre", Markazu sources said.
Would be completed in less than 2 years
Located at Karanthur about 10 km from Kozhikode, Markazu is a leading Islamic centre of learning and charity, headed by religious scholar Kanthapuram A P Aboobecker Musliyar.
Image: A P Aboobecker Musliyar