This holy place of muslim pilgrimage lies about five kilometres southwest of Central Railway Station of Trivandrum , on the shoreline towards Poonthura.
This famous place of worship is dedicated to Beema Beevi, a religious Muslim lady who is was bestowed with miraculous spiritual powers. She is a member of the family of Prophet Mohammed and is believed to have arrived from Mecca (Saudi Arabia) to preach the Muslim religion-Islam. Beema Beevi and her son Sayyidussaheed Maheen Aboobaker were interred here.
The yearly ten-day Uroos festival at Beemapalli is observed in remembrance of Beema Beevi and her son.
The most important part of the festival at Beemapalli is Chandanakudam Mahotsavam which is celebrated for ten days to commemorate Beema Beevi’s death anniversary.
It commences at the beginning of jama dul Akbar of the Hijra year and the place surges with massive crowds of pilgrims, irrespective of caste, creed and community.
The pilgrims carry with them coin filled clay pots (kudams) for offerings and sandal wood paste (chandanam) is put on the surface of these pots. So this festival is known as ‘Chandanakudam’.
Several art forms like daharamuttu (done with sword) is performed within the mosque and Religious discussions, dance and Islamic songs are performed outside. At the culminating day of the festival, a flag from Beema Beevi’s grave is taken out and a procession follows accompanied by the music of panchavadyam and barded eleplants.
The offerings such as silk, flowers and oil that are made as offerings at Beemapalli are circulated among the pilgrims of this religious site.
Nearest railway station: Trivandum Central Railway that is about 12 km away. Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 4 km away.