Are you looking for the history of top 10 Mosque in Bangladesh? Here is the right place to know about a historical mosque in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a country of wonderful mosques & third largest Muslim country in the world. You can know more beautiful Mosques with a local architectural design built by the Nawab & Sultans in the old period this land. Let’s have a look at the top 10 historical mosques of the country.
Top 10 historical Mosque in Bangladesh
1.Baitul Mukarram :
Baitul Mukarram was established in 1968. Baitul Mukarram Mosque is the national mosque of Bangladesh.Baitul Mukarram Mosque is located at paltan near Gulistan in central of Dhaka.From the history of the mosque, it is known that the Bawani family of Pakistan planned to build a large mosque in Dhaka with the capacity to hold more devotees.
According to that source, Latif bawani, and his nephew, Yahya Bawani takes initiative to build the mosque since 1959. The design of the mosque was developed by AH Tharani the famous architect of Sindh.In this Mosque, 40 thousand peoples can pray together. Less decoration in modern architecture is a feature-noted in this mosque. A mosque is a separate place in the heart of the Muslims because it’s appearances is very similar to that of the holy Kaaba Sharif.
2.Shona mosque (golden mosque):
Shona Mosque was built in 1493 during the reign of Sultan Hussain Shah. Presently generally known as Choto Shona Masjid (Small Golden Mosque). The small gold mosque is situated at Shibganj Police station of Chapainawabganj district.
According to an inscription placed on the upper entrance of the main entrance, it is known that during the reign of Sultan Hussein, the mosque was built by Ali’s son Mozlish-e-Mosal and Majlis-e-Mansur Wali Mohammed from 1493 to 1519, on 14th of the month of Rajab. The letters containing the correct date of construction in the inscription are deleted. The outer wall of the masjid has stone artwork. This Mosque is unique in the stone industry of Bangladesh.
3.Shaista Khan Mosque:
Shaista khan mosque is one of the oldest mosques. Subahdar Shaista Kahn built this small Mosque at the bank of river buriganga. This Mosque is the design of Mughal period was worked by subedar Shaista khan who ruled Bengal from 1663 to 1678.
Earlier this area was called Katra pukurtuli. Probably the mosque was situated inside the place of the area of the subahdar Shaista khan.During the British Period, the mosque was seriously damaged by fire, and it has been rebuilt later, but the original look of the mosque has lost.
The mosque is 14.13mx7.62m in dimension. The mosque has three domes and four octagonal towers. All the door are arched. The mosque is still quite strong, but it is now almost completely covered by the buildings of the Mitford Hospital.
Chandanpura Mosque is located in northern part of Chittagong on Naban Siraj Uddoula Raod.
Although it is not known about the actual construction of this mosque, it is known that the foundation stone of this mosque was laid during Mughal rule. In the British rule, Haji Abdul Hamid handled the mosque’s reforms. For the last three years, the construction of this mosque was completed in the 1950s with about five acres of land with local and international expert artisans. In order to build this mosque, at that time, four lacs was spent. The construction materials of this mosque were collected from different states of India. There are a total of 15 domes in this mosque. To build the big dome of the mosque, it took 10 tons of brass.
The beautiful design of the mosque is truly attractive that influences individuals to recall the past of framework of the British Architecture.
It is known that the Laldighi mosque is located Gopinathpur Union, 10 kilometers west of the Upazila city. Although the exact date of construction of the mosque is not known, although according to the theorists, it is probably built during British rule. Residents said that this mosque was built in 1212.
It is said that after the construction of the mosque, the adjacent pond was dug at one night. It is found that the mosque is square and nine domes. The top of the dome is decorating the top pinnacle of the lotus. And there are a few more marble decorations in the lower. Archaeologists say that every corner of the mosque has silly octagonal minarets. There is also a four-tier monastery in the north-east corner, which is still used during Azan period.
6.Binat Bibi Mosque:
Binat Bibi mosque is a medieval mosque located in the old Dhaka area of Dhaka city of Bangladesh. According to the inscription on the north side of the Narinda Pool, in 861 AH, that is, in 1457 AD, during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah Musmat Bakht Binat Bibi, the daughter of Maharmat built it.
The architecture of the mosque was pre-Mughal period. Its domes are 12 feet long and 3.7 meters wide.
At present, the mosque is being reformed. Has added a new building and a high minaret. But the original building is inaccessible. Because Dhaka was the first mosque, many people came to this mosque from far distant places to get the good fortune of praying.
Bagha Mosque is a historic mosque situated at Bagha in the district of Rajshahi. Sultan Nasiruddin Nasrat Shah built this mosque in 1523. There are ten domes in the mosque. And there are six pillars inside.
During the winter, the area became densely populated by numerous guest birds. Four piers have constructed the Dighi. This huge dighi beside the mosque is also Sightseeing. In this area adjacent to this mosque, the Bagha fair is organized for three days from the day of Eid al-Fitr every year. The fair is a 500-year tradition.
8.Star Mosque (Tara Mosque):
Though not a Mughal or Sultanate architectural monument, but also it has captured the attention of the visitors, ‘Tara Mosque’ in Old Dhaka’s Armanitola. It is one of the beautiful mosques in Dhaka. It is not known exactly when the mosque was built. However, Mirza Golam Pir alias Ahmed Jan, a businessman, is known as the creator of this history.
In 1926, a businessman called Ali Jan Bepari revised the mosque. He decorated the mosque with a special piece of glass plates, cups, and small pieces of different color pieces. This method is called sugar granular or sugar syrup.
Beautifully decorated in this wall of the mosque, on the walls and roofs, flowers of different colors, leaves and moon-stars design. Its domes are ornamented with a star design. That’s why they called it the mosque.
In 1987, the dome of the mosque was upgraded from three to five in government funding. It was nationalized on December 4 of that year.The length of the mosque is 21.47 meters; the width is 7.98 meters. Every day many visitors came to visit the mosque from far distant places.
9.Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque:
Khan Mohammed Middhar Mosque is an ancient mosque located in Atashkhan in old Dhaka area of Dhaka city of Bangladesh. It was built during the reign of Naib Najim Farrukhshish in 1706 AD. Although it can not be said by swf. Because however, many people think that Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque was built in 1704-1705. According to historian Muntasir Mamun – Khan Mohammad Mridha built it by order of Dhaka Chief Kazi Ibn Abdullah.
Its height is 38 meters. When the mosque surrounded by the wall enters the compound with the main entrance, the main mosque structure is on the left-hand side. The main mosque structure is of three domes, and it has a small, twenty-five-minute monument-like structure. The base of the three-domed mosque is about 17 feet high on a platform. The bottom of the platform is a stretch of corridor, the small chamber adjacent to it. Here the light air game is a delightful game.
10.Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque:
Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque is a Mughal period mosque situated at Chawkbazar in Old Dhaka area of the capital city of Bangladesh. Subedar Shaista Khan built this mosque in 1676 at the western end of Chawkbazar. The three-storeyed building has been constructed to break the dome of this three-domed mosque. There were two arches between the two sides of the mosque and the four arches in the middle.
Four corners had small towers on four edges. The high tower in the northeast corner of the mosque was high. Now its height has been increased further. Under this monument was the main entrance gate of the mosque. The mosque could also be entered from the south. However, due to different constructions and constructions, its original form is no longer seen. There are several square and rectangular rooms in the vault below the platform. There are arched ceilings on top of their heads, whose upper part is parallel. It is believed that there were accommodation for the madrasa students and teachers in the lower chambers of this mosque platform, these buildings were called ‘Abysik-madrasa-mosque’.