Mosques in Pondicherry

Although Pondicherry has a predominantly Hindu and Christian population, over the years the Muslim population has steadily increased. One of the more famous mosques is the Meeran mosque. It was built over 350 years ago. The highlight of the mosque is the classic gothic architecture. It was built by the Nawab of Arcot. The grand dome of the mosque is supported by four lofty pillars, with Meerhath near it and Member next to it. The Kalima slab is placed above the Meerhath, with clean blankets spread all over the hall. The mosque is the most frequented by Muslims in Pondicherry and prayer sessions are held every day.

Mosques in Pondicherry


The Kuthbha mosque is another famous mosque in Pondicherry, mostly frequented by Tamil speaking Muslims. It’s located in the southern end of the town and was built by the French in the 17th century. The Mosque also has the Durgah of Moula Saibum and features daily preaching’s, prayers and special prayers on Fridays. The mosque is also known as Mullah Mohammed Mosque among some of the elders.


The Muhamadia Mosque is older than the Kuthba Mosque and is not too far from the latter. It’s mostly frequented by Urdu speaking Muslims. The Maulah Sahib Dargha is in between the Kuthbha mosque and the Muhamadia mosque. The Muhamadia Mosque has a big Praying hall, a small pond with fishes, a place for Ramadan fasting, a garden ornamented with coconut trees on the backside and a building extension to house the preacher and mosque administrators.