The ancient mosque on the hill of Ketchchimalai has stood for almost 800 years, rising majestically in the backdrop of the ocean. One day, the chief priest of the Maradana Jumma Mosque had climbed this rock and was viewing the ocean. Some say, the Governor fell off the horse, while some opine he managed to safely dismount, but the frenzied horse raced towards the Ketchchimalai hill. Upon reaching the vicinity of the mosque the horse seemed to have calmed down and stood still. The cousins Hidayathulla, Nafeel and Hafeefdeen, have faithfully guarded the Ketchchimalai mosque for almost forty years and their enthusiasm has not diminished.
Source: Sunday Observer October 13, 2018 21:56 UTC