One would have thought that there would be just a
few places to visit in a small village like Sualkuchi. Poa-Mecca can also be
found in this village.
It is one of the respected holy temples of Muslim
folks in India. it has been there since as far back as 1657 and this is
confirmed by the inscriptions on the wall of the shrine, there is also the
information on the wall that it was erected at the time of Mughal ruler
Shahjahan, and Mir Lutufullah-i-Shiraji was the one who erected the building.
Poa-Mecca can be found very near the Madhav
Temple of Sualkuchi. It is a place very many Muslims visit as it is the popular
belief that praying there gives faithful’s almost the same kind (1/4) of
knowledge and blessings that one could get from the holy Mecca. This also
earned it the name Poa-Mecca, where Poa means one-fourth.
One of the ways you can locate this mosque is
that it has the tomb of Gyasuddin Aulia at the front of it. It is the belief
that Poa-Mecca shrine and the tomb of Gyasuddin Aulia were both erected on a
piece of land that was bought from Mecca.