This is a beautiful cream-colored, multi-domed mosque
with walls bearing recently-painted sayings from the
Holy Koran. It stands at the junction of Mount Road and
Peters Road in an area known as Ayiramvilakku (Thousand
Lights), which derives its name from the ancient
practice of profusely lighting this triangular wedge of
hallowed Muslim buildings. The original mosque was
constructed here by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah in 1800 for the
assemblage of Shias during Muharram mourning.
Sydenhams Road, Chennai-600 006
Tel : 28267406.