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Nagore Shrine, Penang

Posted by on Jun 3rd, 2007
Filed Under: Penang, Sights

Nagore Shrine PenangNagore Shrine

Constructed in the early 1880s, the blue-and-white Nagore Shrine is founded by the Maricans (Mericans) from Tamilnadu in memory of the most celebrated saint of Nagore, Sharul Hameed Qadirvoh, the famous 13th century Muslim Saint Nagore, the most celebrated saint of South India. This is the earliest Indian Muslim shrine in Penang which survives in its original condition. South India. In the side alcove is an Indian Muslim maker of songkok or Muslim headgear. Visitors are not allowed inside but they can still marvel at the “hole-in-the-wall” shops that trade beside the shrine.

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