Goripalayam Dargah is one of the largest and oldest Mosques of India. Quite a famous Dargah and a tourist attraction place in Madurai, this Mosque is situated at about 70kms away from Madurai at Azhagar Kovil Road.
The Dargah is popular for it’s Hindu architecture and stone pillars. Located on the Northern banks of the Vaigai river, the Mosque houses two tombs of two great saints of the Madurai Sultanate namely: Syed Sultan Alavudeen Howlia and Syed Sultan Shamsudeen Haulia.
The dome of the Dargah is huge with a height of 20ft and 70ft Diameter wise. The Mosque was built by Thirumalai Nayak and in the 13th century, two brothers from Oman came to Madurai to spread the message of Allah who later became prominent saints.
Sundara Pandian king’s illness was cured by these brothers Syed Sultan Alavudeen Howlia and Syed Sultan Shamsudeen Haulia. Impressed by this, the King gave them the power of ruling nine villages.
Inside the Mosque, Tamil inscriptions can be seen. Now, it is believed that any prayer is answered at this Mosque.
People come here from various places to make their wishes come true. The Mosque is open from 5 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.