Kazimar Street

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Coordinates: 9°54′48″N 78°6′51″E / 9.91333°N 78.11417°E / 9.91333; 78.11417

Kazimar Big Mosque at Kazimar Street, Madurai
Madurai Hazrats' Maqbara inside the Kazimar Big Mosque at Kazimar Street, Madurai

Kazimar Street is an ancient street in Madurai, India, where people inhabited during 13th century AD.[1] Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin is the one who settled here after preaching Islam in South India.99.2% population of this street are Muslims and 0.8% Hindus.The famous Kazimar periya pallivasal which is the first Muslims' place of worship in madurai and Madurai Maqbara, the dargah of famous Madurai Hazrats are located in this street.

Descendants of Kazi Tajuddin[edit]

This is one of the rarest street in India where around 400 families, being descendants of a single common ancestor live in the same street for more than 700 years having deep matrimonial relationships within the families. This is believed to be a miracle of Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin the founder of Kazimar Big Mosque and on whom the street is named as Kazimar Street.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mehrdad Shokoohy (2003). Muslim architecture of South India. Routledge curzon. p. 52. ISBN 0-415-30207-2.