Parapally: Built on faith


Parapally stands atop the rocks on the Ezhara Beach in Kannur. Situated close to the sea, this mosque has outlived the ravages of both time and the rough seas.

According to the local lore, the mosque was built way before AD 1700. It was initially a dargah - and later converted to a mosque. There is a well next to the mosque. The water in it is not salty despite its proximity to the sea and believers consider it holy.

Without any communal differences, the fisherfolk nearby collect money and conduct Uroos festival every year.

If you are one of those people who have dreams of making it big in a foreign country, a visit to Parapally is a must. There is a popular belief that your wishes will be answered soon.

Location: Ezhara Beach, Kannur

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