Thousand Lights Mosque

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Coordinates: 13°3′18″N80°15′18″E / 13.05500°N 80.25500°E / 13.05500; 80.25500

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Thousand Lights
Thousand Lights Mosque (6708375421).jpg
Religion
Affiliation Islam
Location
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Architecture
Architect(s) Nawab Umdat ul umrah
Completed1810
Specifications
Dome(s)5
Minaret(s)2
Website
princeofarcot.org/contributions.html#4

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References

  1. 1 2 "Prince of Arcot". Prince of Arcot. 22 November 1990. Retrieved 21 July 2015.