Tangail: Nawabbari Mosque of Dhonbari

Friday, 22 March 2013

Last time I have written an article about the NawabBari of Dhonbari, Tangail(ধনবাড়ী নওয়াব বাড়ী, টাঙ্গাইল). This time its about the mosque which is exactly beside that royal palace. This mosque is built at the outside of the Nawab Manzil(নবাব মনজিল) premise, so that local people can access it during their prayer time.

Initially it was an old fashioned three domes mosque similar to the other ancient mosques from Bangladesh. But later this mosque was extended to accommodate more people. Extended part is having 10/12 minarets at top which are similar to Persian design. This extension with the old fashioned mosque made it a hybrid looking mosque. Not enough antiquities are left now a days.

But still, you'll love to see this mosque. Its neat and clean everywhere. Apart from the mosque, there are few micro edifices are available around the mosque. I am not sure what are those.

There are few old graves available at the graveyard which is at the western side of the mosque. Since 1929, after the death of Nawab Ali Choudhury(নবাব আলী চৌধুরী) the Holy Qur'an has been recited continually beside his grave.

How to Go:

I have written detail about this at my another article of Dhonbari Jomidar Bari(ধনবাড়ী জমিদার বাড়ী). Please read the article in detail for this.

For your information once again, this mosque is located at the Dhonbari(ধনবাড়ী) of Tangail(টাংগাইল) District. GPS Coordinate of the Nawab Bari Mosque(নওয়াব বাড়ী মসজিদ) is (24°40'30.16"N, 89°57'18.63"E).

Nawab(নওয়াব) family graveyard at the western side of the mosque.

Back side of the mosque. It was the initial mosque before extension.

Few graves at the southern side of the mosque.

Graves of the Nawab Family.

A Dighi(দিঘী) is available at the eastern side of the mosque.

This is the new look, or you can say extension.

Inside the mosque.

Ornate wall inside the mosque.

I don't know what it is, but it also looks nice.

Dhonbari Nabab Bari Mosque,
Dhonbari Upozela(ধনবাড়ি উপজেলা),
Tangail(টাঙ্গাইল), Bangladesh.

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