Jamia Mosque was the first Mosque built in Pondicherry in the 17th Century and also referred as the Khuthbha Mosque, predating Colonial occupation and is a glaring example of the secular culture of the region and country. In all probability. It was initially built at the present location of the Seventh Day School.
With the coming of the French, the area of the Khuthbhapalli (as known locally) came to be categorized as a ‘White area’. Thus an order was promulgated which demanded the shifting of the mosque and the entire Islamic society to the Southern end of the city.
The mosque is built facing Mecca, the most revered pilgrimage for Muslims. The Khuthbha Mosque also houses the Dargah of Moulla Saiubu and organizes regular sessions of prayer.
Timing: 6.30pm to 8.00pm