Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Goripalayam Dargah was built in 13th century and is the largest mosque in Madurai. The dargah encompasses graves of two Muslim saints and rulers of Madurai. The saints, Hazrat Sulthan Alauddin Badusha (Radiyallah) and Hazrat Sulthan Shamsuddin Badusha (Radiyallah), belonged to Oman.
Located on the northern bank of the River Vaigai, it was believed to be built by Thirumalai Nayak. The remarkable feature about the dargah is that it has two tombs along with a dome. The size of the dome is 70 ft in diameter and 20 ft in height.
The dome is made of a single piece of stone. The entrance of the dargah holds an inscription in Tamil language. This inscription is considered as an evidence of the existence of dargah since the 13th century.
Tourists and devotees throng this dargah during the annual Urs Festival, which is held on the 15th night of Islamic month of Rabi-al-awwal by the hijri calendar.