Renovation of Cheraman Juma Masjid
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18 September 2021 Current Affairs:The Cheraman Juma Masjid located in Kerala, the oldest mosque in the Indian subcontinent. The Masjid dates back to 629 AD, and the Holy Cross Church at Chendamangalam built by Jesuit clergymen in 1577 AD, were renovated under the Muziris Heritage Project.
♦ The Kerala Government has initiated the Muziris Heritage Project to reinstate the historic and cultural magnitude of the legendary port of Muziris.
♦ This Muziris Heritage Project is one of the largest conservation initiatives in India, where the state & the central governments have joined together to conserve a rich culture that is as historical as 3000 years or more.
♦ The location is dotted with several monuments of a bygone era that conjure up a great and vivid past.
♦ The complete venture is designed to contain and combine the local community in all intended developmental initiatives.