Kudroli Mosque


The Kudroli Mosque is one of the most important tourist spots in the city of Mangalore in Karnataka. The Kudroli Mosque of Mangalore is situated in one of the most renowned regions of the city called Kudroli.

The Jode Mosque has been completely destroyed to build a new mosque in its place. The mosque of Kudroli is not only a religious site but also an educational center of the city. The authorities of the mosque at Kudroli also take part in a lot of social work. The construction work for the new Kudroli Mosque has been started in the month of March in 2007.

Two mosques were built at this part of the city. These two mosques were together known as the 'Jode Masjid', 'Jode Mosque' or 'Jode Palli'. The Jode Mosque was built a long time back in the pre-independence era.
The mosque is as old as 150 years. There used to be two different authorities who were in charge of these twin mosques. Two different jamaths, namely, Jamathul Muslimeen and Momin Juma Masjid, used to look after these two mosques.

It was probably due to some sort of differences between the two sects that they maintained two separate mosques. For the last 30 years, the people who belong to these two sects have maintained a quite friendly relationship with each other. These friendly ties have instigated them to unite the two mosques. The Waqf board of Karnataka, which has its rights over a major part of the mosques, has appreciated this effort of the jamaths.




Last Updated on 21 September 2011