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Pay a holy visit to the Malé Friday Mosque in Maldives

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Situated in the Indian Ocean and to the south of India, Maldives, which is earnestly renowned as ‘The Pearl Necklace of the Indian Ocean’, is thought as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. During the tour of this island nation, you would find a number of tourist attractions. All the year round, a great number of honeymoon couples, holiday vacationers and backpackers from all over the world flock to this charming destination to have the fun of the tour. For making the tour of this destination easy, comfortable and convenient, Maldives Holiday Package from India are specially designed by Sharp holidays. one of the leading tour and travel operators of India as well as the world. 

Malé Friday Mosque

Situated on the Kaafu Atoll in Male, the capital city of the island nation of the Maldives, the Malé Friday Mosque or the Male Hukuru Miskiy, which is counted among the most ancient and most ornate mosques in this city, is regarded as one of the most visited points of tourist interest in this island destination.

Because of being a unique example of the architecture of sea culture, this mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 A.D. The coral makes sturdy building blocks when dry although it is soft and easily cut to size when wet. It is notable that the basic materials, which have been used for erecting it and other mosques in the nation due to its suitability are coral boulders of the genus Porites, found all over the archipelago.

Maldives Male Friday Mosque
Maldives Male Friday Mosque

This grand mosque, which was erected during the reign of Ibrahim Iskandar – I (1648 – 1687 A.D.), was publicly opened in 1658 A.D. The main fact about this mosque is that it was constructed over a previous mosque built in 1153 A.D. by Mohammad Bin Abdullah, the 1st Muslim Sultan of Maldives after his conversion to Islam. The traditional Islamic architectural style was used for the construction of this grand mosque. It took the period of 1.5 years in its construction and after this it has  been continuously used since it was erected. It is notable that this mosque looks grey and very very old and that the carpet is slanted to face the direction of Kaabah unlike other mosques. As this mosque is counted among the few places conserved from the mid 1600’s, it is regarded as one of the most preferred points of tourist interest in this holiday destination.

 Location

Medhuziyaarai Magu, Malé, Maldives

Overall, it can be undoubtedly said that the Malé Friday Mosque is a must visit during the tour of the  island country of the Maldives. In case of being desirous to pay a holy visit to this ancient mosque, you can book Luxurious Maldives Honeymoon Package. All these tour packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients. For getting more information about other destinations, one can also visit online at http://www.sharpholidays.in.

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