Jessore: Shekhpura Mosque(শেখপুরা মসজিদ)

Friday, 21 June 2013

After visiting the house of poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta(মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত), we have gone to visit the mosque located at the village Shekhpura(শেখপুরা). This is an 18th century mosque that was built by a saint named Saiyad Pir Riaj Tulla(সৈয়দ পীর রিয়াজ তুল্লা). Our poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta(মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত) used to learn the Persian Language here during his childhood. That's why this mosque gained a lot of attractions from the tourists and the fans of the poet.

This 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.

How to Go:

This place is near from the house of the poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta(মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত). 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(কেশবপুর, যশোর জেলা). You can come here using a hired motorbike throughout the whole way from Jessore(যশোর) town. Or you can use the public bus as a transportation. That case you have to come at the Keshabpur(কেশবপুর). 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(যশোর) town may not aware about this mosque. But the local people from Keshabpur(কেশবপুর) are well aware about this mosque. GPS coordinate of this Shekhpura Mosjid(শেখপুরা মসজিদ) is (22°49'53.74"N, 89°10'3.45"E).

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(শেখপুরা মসজিদ),
Upozela: Keshabpur(কেশবপুর),
District: Jessore(যশোর),
Country: Bangladesh

This article is written by Lonely Traveler,
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