Shekhpura mosque - Jessore

Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Shekhpura mosque is located at the village Shekhpura (may be Sheikh para?). This is an 18th century mosque that was built by a muslim saint named Saiyad Pir Riaj Tulla. Our poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta used to learn the Persian language here during his childhood. That's why this mosque has gained a lot of attractions from the tourists and the fans of the poet. After visiting the house of poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta, we have gone to visit this Shekhpura mosque.


Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Shekhpura mosque is a three dome small sized mosque and very simple in architecture. No terracotta or other byzantine architecture available at the mosque. Each of the domes are in same sizes and shapes. The mosque has an extended veranda at the eastern side with archway pillars. Basically this is the main difference of this mosque from the other archaic mosques from the Bangladesh.


Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



It was afternoon when we have reached there. Probably 04:00 pm of the day. Only the eastern side of the mosque had a full view to take any photo. And unfortunately, at that time the sun was torching on the lens of the camera from the western sky, and that made all the photos dark.


Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



How to Go:

Shekhpura mosque is near from the house of the poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta. You can come here after visiting the house, or before going there. In either cases, you have to come at the Keshabpur of Jessore district. You can come here using a hired motorbike throughout the whole way from Jessore town. Or you can use the public bus as a transportation. That case you have to come at the Keshabpur. It will be around 40 Taka per person. From there you can again take bus, or motor bike, or local tempo to reach near the house of the poet. In total it will be around 60 minutes to 90 minutes of journey that varies based on your selection of vehicle.


For your information, the local people from Jessore town may not aware about this mosque. But the local people from Keshabpur are well aware about this mosque. I am not sure probably the mosque is also known as Sheikh para mosque. GPS coordinate of this Shekhpura mosque is (22°49'53.74"N, 89°10'3.45"E).


Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Where to Stay:

There are few hotels available in Jessore and Khulna. But most of them are not available to book from online. If you want a comfortable hotel then I'd suggest you to stay in Khulna as they have quite a few international quality hotels over there. You can use the below search box to see hotels from Khulna.


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Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Shekhpura mosque, Jessore



Shekhpura Mosque,
Upozela: Keshabpur,
District: Jessore,
Country: Bangladesh.
Gps coordinate (22°49'53.74"N, 89°10'3.45"E).


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



Friday, 21 June 2013


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