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About Thousand Lights Mosque

Thousand Lights Mosque is a prominent place of worship of the Muslim Shia community, which draws a lot of pilgrims and tourists alike. It is one of the largest mosques in the country and is located on the Anna Salai Road in Chennai. The mosque got its unique name from an interesting anecdote that states that a thousand lamps are needed to illuminate its large assembly hall. The mosque has been built in the medieval architectural style with multiple domes and towering minarets. The interiors are adorned with verses from the Holy Quran. Since the Thousand Lights Mosque Chennai is located in the heart of the city, it is easily accessible by road, rail and air. You can use public transport or hire a cab to reach the mosque while in Chennai. Ibis Chennai City Centre, Taj Coromandel and The Park Chennai are some luxury hotels near Thousand Lights Mosque. The Spring Hotel, Hotel Orchid Inns and Hotel Millath are some medium budgeted places to stay near Thousand Lights Mosque Chennai.

Pro Tip: The visiting hours at the mosque are from 5.30 am to 8.30 pm. Entry is free. Tourists have to be modestly dressed, and footwear should be left outside the mosque.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Anytime
  • Facilities Food Stall, Washrooms, Lockers
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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