The Thousand Lights Mosque spread over an area of three acres is one of the largest mosques in India and is situated on Anna Salai Road. Built by using Nawab Umdat-ul-Umra in 1810, the mosque bears a story at the back of its name. It is said that 1000 lighting fixtures needed to be lit with the intention to illuminate the assembly hall and consequently it turned into named Thousand Lights Mosque. It is also believed that the lighting fixtures have been cm first visit to Madras.
The mosque has been constructed in medieval architectural style and has multiple domes and spearing minarets which can be about sixty four metres tall. Another mosque with tall minarets and 5 inward curving domes which depict the western Asian have an effect on became brought in 1981. The main corridor situated on the ground floor is used to offer prayers by way of men. Women provide their prayers in a separate room. There are two rooms on the second one floor known as as Bargah and are used to represent sanctuary.
The Thousand Lights Mosque is a pilgrimage web site for the Shiite Muslims and it's far located at an area which used to be the standing area for them at some stage in the month of Muharram. It witnesses a huge crowd at some stage in the annual muharram pageant. The mosque is likewise home of Chief Shia Ghazi Moulana Ghulam Mahadi Khan of Tamil Nadu. The Thousand Lights Mosque additionally has a Shia burial floor.