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| Last Updated:: 05/08/2017

Beemapalli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beemapalli is located in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. Beemapalli Dargah Shareef is one among the ancient places of worship for Muslims in Kerala. The Dargah is dedicated to Beema Umma a pious Muslim woman who was believed to possess great spiritual powers.  She also belonged to the family of Prophet Mohammed. Centuries ago, Beema Umma and her son were believed to have come here from Arabia, to preach the religion of Islam. The annual Urus Chandanakkudam festival at Beemappalli is held in memory of Beema Umma and her son Sayyidussaheed Maheen Abubaker, who were laid to rest here. Chandanakudam Mahotsavam, also known as Beemapalli Urs, is a very colorful festival that is celebrated to mark the death anniversary of Beema Beevi. 

 

 

 

Hoisting of the mosque’s traditional flag marks the beginning of the festival. Devotees carry money in pots that are decorated with flowers and incense sticks. These pots are called Chandanakudam (pot of Sandal) as Sandal paste is smeared on these pots. While a white cloth covers the opening of the chandanakudam, a garland decorates its neck. 

 

 

 

Urs are celebrated annually starting on the first of Jama dul Akbar and continues for ten days. Flowers, silk cloth and oil offered at the tombs are distributed to the devotees as prasada. The festival starts with a dua (prayer) and a procession led by the Imam of Beema mosque. Religious speeches and cultural programmes are conducted during the festival. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is believed that the medicated water from the wells of Beemapalli is capable of curing any disease. Among the two wells of Beemapalli, one contains hot water and the other cold water. It is said that even in the most severe drought, the water in these wells don’t dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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