Ketchimala

554881_267198113389549_379454275_nAshraf Waliyullah Dharga Shareef

ASHRAF Waliyullah Dharga shareef  Ketchimala, Beruwala – Sri lanka

High on a rock in Beruwala, tall, white and towering, surrounded by coconut fronds, stands Ketchimala mosque. The ancient historic site has been a place of reflection and prayer for centuries, calling unto it every year, scores of pilgrims from all over the island.

It is of ancient Arabic architecture, as it stands tall and white upon a rock, surrounded by swaying coconut palms. Viewed from the Galle Road, it looks picturesque. The sound of the sea blends with the sounds of prayer, when devotees flock there.

High on a rock in Beruwala, tall, white and towering, surrounded by coconut fronds, stands Ketchimala mosque. The ancient historic site has been a place of reflection and prayer for centuries, calling unto it every year, scores of pilgrims from all over the island.
It is of ancient Arabic architecture, as it stands tall and white upon a rock, surrounded by swaying coconut palms. Viewed from the Galle Road, it looks picturesque. The sound of the sea blends with the sounds of prayer, when devotees flock there.
The name Kachchi malai is generally believed to be a distorted from of kachchi malai which means the hill of traders. The word kachcha in the terminology of tamil speaking Muslims was unset to dercribe or business which also used to name the south west monsoon that brought the saling vessels of arab traders to the shore of srilanka specialiy to beruwela. So it is widely believed that kachchi malai had in the process of history became kachchi malai the present name.
To add weight to the fact the crew the Devid Amdid of aramco world institute who traveled through the silk route have said that the kachchimalai mosque is a living monument is prove the fact that Muslims were living in and around Beruwela since 1024A-D.
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