Hoseni Dalan - Dhaka

Hoseni Dalan, Dhaka


Hoseni Dalan (also Hussaini Dalan or Hosaini Dalan) is another old edifice from Dhaka. This is located at the Nazim Uddin Road of Old Dhaka. It is believed as a Shia Shrine, and was built during 17th century. There is a pond in front of the building, and I found all the doors were locked to reach near the pond.


Hoseni Dalan, Dhaka


It was built by Sayyid Murad during the governorship of Shah Shuja to commemorate the martyrdom of Al-Hussain, the grandson of holly prophet Muhammad in Islam. Shah Shuja was a Sunni Muslim, but he had a predilection for Shia and patronized several such institutions.


Hoseni Dalan, Dhaka


This building has gone through several renovations and none of its antiquity left for the visitors. People only use to visit this place for its historical value. During the British period it was repaired heavily during 1807 and 1810. Also the massive earthquake of 1897 caused a severe damage over this edifice. Now a days it just looks like a modern day's building covering with rich tiles with heavy ornate.


Hoseni Dalan, Dhaka


During the first 10 days of Muharram Shia people use to gather near the Hoseni Dalan to mourn for Al-Hussain. Though it's a festival of Shia people, but local Sunni people use to join with them and bemoan with them. This ends at the day of Ashura. More about this building and festival is available in WikiPedia.


Hoseni Dalan, Dhaka


How to Go:


It's easy to locate Hoseni Dalan. Just few minutes of walking distance from Doyel Chattar of Dhaka University. Any rickshaw puller from that circle would lead you towards it. GPS coordinate for Hoseni dalan is (23°43'20.52"N, 90°23'52.60).


Hoseni Dalan,
Hoseni Dalan Road,
Old Dhaka,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS Coordinate: (23°43'20.52"N, 90°23'52.60).



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



Saturday, 11 June 2011


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