Thousand Lights Mosque

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Coordinates: 13°3′18″N 80°15′18″E / 13.05500°N 80.25500°E / 13.05500; 80.25500

Thousand Lights
Basic information
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Affiliation Islam
Architect(s) Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah
Completed 1810
Dome(s) 5
Minaret(s) 2

Thousand Lights (Tamil: ஆயிரம் விளக்கு), a multi-domed mosque in Anna Salai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, is one of the largest mosques in the country and is a revered place of worship for Shia[1] It was built by Nawab Umdat-ul-Umrah in 1810.[1]

Thousand Lights is home of Ghazi Moulana Ghulam Mahadi Khan of Tamil Nadu and a burial ground is inside.


  1. ^ a b "Prince of Arcot". Prince of Arcot. 1990-11-22. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 

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