Monday, May 3, 2010

Sonargaon: Goaldi Mosque


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Saturday, 01st May 2010

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

Bara Bhuya chiefs, Isa Khan and Musa Khan and Prior to them some independent sultans of Bengal had their capital at Sonargaon. Besides the city and the miscellaneous picturesque establishments of state like Royal Palaces, court buildings, etc, this mosque is one of the few remnants from the Sultanate period in Sonargaon.

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

It was built by Mulla Hizabar Akbar Khan in the early 16th Century, during the reign of Alauddin Husain Shah. If you are familiar with the Bagerhat "Shat Gambuj Mosque", then you can easily notice that its dome is almost similar like that one. But this one is having only a single dome, and the wall of this mosque is much thicker than that of Bagerhat Mosque.

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

To reach at the mosque, just ask anyone, and they will show you the path. My suggestion is to take a rickshaw for taka 25 from Mograpara crossing of Sonargaon. Easy path.

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

Sonargaon, Goaldi Mosque, narayanganj

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