Mosques in Mangalore

Ullal Juma Masjid and Darga
The Ullal darga famous for Uroos fair has an interesting history behind its presence. Located about 10 kms from the heart of the city the darga is easily accessible by buses, auto-rickshaws ans taxis. The Dargah to commemorate Saint Sayyid Mohammed Shareeful Madani, located in Ullal in South Kanara, has been drawing pilgrims from all faiths. Legend has it that about 400 years ago, Sayyid Muhammed Shareeful Madani came to Mangalore from Saudi Arabia, reaching the shores of Ullal by floating on a piece of cloth. He camped in a small mosque at Melangadi in Ullal village where he led asimple life showering his love on the poor. People from Ullal, Pemannur and neighbouring villages of Someshwar, Munnur, Kotekar and Jeppinamogaru consider this as the central Jumma Masjid. He became famous among the villagers because of his kindness and his treatment of the sick through prayers. Many miracles have been credited to this saint and to this day, people from all communities come to Ullal mosque to seek his blessings. The Sayyid Madani Dargah observes Uroos once in a five years which attracts pilgrims from all over the country and it has earned the name of Ajmer Dargah of the south. The Dargah is at present managed by a registered Trust which runs an Arabic College, a Technical Education Institute, a charitable hospital etc. 

Jamia Masjid Kudroli

More than 150 years ago (during Tippu Sulthan's era) twin mosques were built in Kudroli known as ‘Jode Mosque' or ‘Jode Masjid' or ‘Jode Palli' . Though being twin mosques, two separate Jamaths (Momin Juma Masjid and Jamathul Muslimeen) were managing the affairs of these mosques. Si nce the mosques were built more than 150 years ago the exact reason is not known for this difference . As per some reports as well as some presumptions the reason for separate Jamaths/ mosques attributed to some misunderstanding between the members of the two groups. However since the past 25 to 30 years it is found that both Jamaths' members had very cordial relationship between themselves without having any differences or rivalries. The cordial relationship between the two Jamaths persuaded them for unification of the jamaths / mosques . The matter was put forward to the Karnataka Waqf board which holds a major portion of the mosque property. 

Takwa Masjid-Pumpwell
The newly constructed masjid 'Takwa Masjid' located at Pumpwell.