Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka

Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Notes on paper, made from marble stone. And the dead leaves from the deciduous tree made the place is more touchy.



As a part of my Old Dhaka expedition, I have gone to the Dhaka Christian Cemetery in old part of Dhaka. I don't know exactly how old this cemetery is. But I've found several graves inside the cemetery which are around 200-300 years of old.


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The exact location of the Cemetery is at Wari. This is just beside the Salahuddin Specialized Hospital, Wari. Also it's just one minute walking distance from Baldha Garden. This place is not open for public visiting. Only if you have relatives are buried inside the cemetery then you are allowed to enter.


Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
An Old fashioned grave



We don't have anyone there, so at first they didn't show any interest to enter us inside the cemetery. But after our humbled request, and our interest about cemetery they have allowed us to enter inside the cemetery. If they guy didn't allow us to enter, we had nothing to do except leave the place.


Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Most of the graves from this part of cemetery are older.



I love cemetery. Every cemetery is a quiet place. When you enter inside the cemetery you'd feel peace from your heart. Hundreds of our beloved people are buried here. I always try to read the notes those are written at grave. People wrote the words from their heart. Also you'll feel mournful when you'd find a grave where a son wrote about his mother (lets say at 1867), and later just beside the grave you'd find another grave where the son itself sleeping since his death. It's an exonerable fate, you can't avoid it. Everyone will die someday.


Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
This is a grave of Elizabeth, the wife of Marcar David. She was only 29 years of old when she died. It was 18th November 1878. Now she has no body here who can give flower at her grave



If you notice the Wari Cemetery, you can easily distinguish two different types of architecture of the graves. One part is older one, the holy cross or the pillar beside the grave has baroque style, just like the Greek or roman style. These are older graves, around 200-300 years of old. Other part of the graves are newly build. Most of those are looks like our modern building structure. No fancy design or something like that. Only plain white painted.


Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Main Gate, Entrance of the grave



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka


Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Older part of the grave



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Newly built graves



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Greek style pillar over grave



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
Another Greek style pillar



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka
I don't know what it's called, may be some holy object



Christian Cemetery in Wari - Dhaka


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dhaka, christian cemetery, wari, tomb, ruins, east india company


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 17th April 2010


Comments

  1. This is one of my most favorite places in Dhaka. I'm glad that there's someone out there who's intrigued by this very place as much as I am!

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  2. I had been to this cemetery twice. The first time I went during my visit to Baldah Garden opposite to the cemetery. My second visit was at the time one of my collegiate Mr. Jack D' Cruze 's funeral who was laid to rest here in peace. I remember his one word he expressed his wish to be laid here no matter wherever he lives. It is very surprising that God has fulfilled his last wishes. He was about to fly for States after a long weekend here with his family but his last breath was the day his scheduled to fly. Finally he has been laid to rest in this cemetery for ever. May Allah bless him in a heavenly place.

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  3. Such beauty in your compassion and words. Thank you for sharing your thoughts to those of us who needed to read such an amazing insight from such a beautiful soul.

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