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About the photo : It is an old mosque that influnced by Indian style, it is also a mosque that locate at a busy junction, I wait untill all passing cars gone.


* Nagore Durgha Sheriff Mosque *

Nagore Durgha Sheriff is a shrine to a Muslim saint. It was built in the early 1800s, at about the same time as the Kapitan Keling Mosque nearby. It is the oldest Indian Muslim shrines in Penang, and is located along Chulia Street. The name Chulia denotes the people from the Coromandel Coast of South India who are Muslim merchants and moneylenders. I photographed the Nagore Durgha Shrine as part of the documentation of heritage sites in Penang for Penang Travel Tips and AsiaExplorers.

The Nagore Durgha Shrine commemorates Syed Shahul Hamid, a 13th century Muslim Saint of Nagore. In Nagore, there's a religious complex dedicated to him. This shrine in Penang is just one of many similar durghas that have been built in the Saint's memory across southern Asia. It has stood on the original section of Chulia Street from the time of Francis Light.

The Nagore Durgha Shrine in Penang is well-kept and painted a brilliant white, making it stand out on clear days. On its side wall is a sort of arcade for a shop. There used to be a well attached to the shrine on the King Street side.

Source/ More Informations : Penang Travel Tips.com

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