Kozhikode: Kerala is going have India's largest mosque covering an area of 12 acres on the sprawling 'Knowledge City' complex of Islamic religious and Cultural Jamia Markazu Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya near Kozhikode.
Estimated to cost Rs 40 crore for construction, the mosque would be able to accommodate 25,000 people for prayer at a time.
However it would strictly follow the green-building concept so that the built-up area will harmoniously blend with the greenery around. While the building alone would cover an area of 8 acres, it would surrounded by a green-belt and beautiful garden of four acres.
Besides the vast prayer hall, the complex would have auditorium for conducting seminars, huge library and facilities for accommodating over 1000 people at a time.