Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque - Dhaka

Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque is another archaic mosque from our Dhaka city. Unlike other mosques, this one has plenty of spaces around it, and not consumed by the proximity buildings. The mosque was built over a very high vault like platform. Using the stair anyone could go to the upper floor and able to have the beauty of the mosque. From the inscription of the central doorway of the mosque we came to know that the mosque was built during 1704–05 AD by someone named Khan Muhammad Mridha, and it was named after him. More detail about this mosque is available at WikiPedia


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


The mosque has three domes at the top of it and has four pillars at the four corners with traditional ornate. During my visiting of the mosque, I found the door of entrance was locked. It supposes to be open only before the prayer time. At the eastern side of the mosque, there is a tomb exists, but no epigraph over the tomb. It is hard to find anything further about this. Also there is a garden available at eastern side having various kind of seasonal flowering plants.


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


There are plenty of spaces around the mosque. It would allow you to observe the mosque without any obstacle unlike any other old mosques from Dhaka city. Having roads at west and north of the mosque kept it detached from other buildings.


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


How to Go:


The location of Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque is at several hundreds meter west of Lalbagh kella. One could easily go by walking straight from the gate. The Google Map coordinate is (23°43'15.13"N, 90°23'2.71"E).


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,Dhaka


Khan Mohammad Mridha mosque,
Old Dhaka,
Country: Bangladesh,
GPS coordinate (23°43'15.13"N, 90°23'2.71"E).



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



Saturday, 11 June 2011


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  1. Nice article. Also see this article for more : http://www.ourdhakacity.com/khan-mohammad-mridha-mosque

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