Kazimar Big Mosque
Kazimar big mosque, also known by the name kazimar periya pallivasal is situated in the heart of the city of Madurai.
The mosque gets its name Big Mosque or Periya Pallivasal because of its size. With a capacity of 2500 people, it is one of the biggest in the area. There is also a dargah of the Madurai Hazarat is located within the mosque complex. The dargah is known as Madurai Maqbara.
Kazimar big mosque was constructed by one of prophet muhammad's descendants, Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin. He came to Madurai in the 13th century from Oman and constructed a mosque on the same land provided by Kulasekara Pandiyan, the then Pandiyan ruler. In fact this long living mosque stands on the first place of worship by muslims in Madurai.