Beemapally Mosque is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The mosque is widely visited by people of all religions and castes. Tomb of Syedunnisa Beema Beevi is one of the major attractions of this mosque. She was a Muslim lady who had divine powers. Her son Syedushuhadamaheen Abubacker also is entombed here.
Every year, a feast is held in honor of Beema Beevi. Pilgrims from across the state and globe come to the mosque to witness the feast. However this is not the major festival. The most important festival at Beemapally Mosque Thiruvananthapuram is the Chandanakudam festival.
Beginning on the first of Jama dul Akbar, the festival lasts for the next 10 days. The mosque is also renowned for the yearly Urs. Chandanakudam Mahotsavam, also known as Beemapalli Uroos, is a very colorful festival that is celebrated to mark the death anniversary of Beema Bheevi.
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.
Beemapally Mosque Thiruvananthapuram is easily accessible from both Trivandrum International Airport and Trivandrum Central Railway station which lie 2 km and 8 km away respectively.