The temple of Khelaram Data has been restored by the Department of Archaeology of Government of Bangladesh, setting an exceptional example not only for its unique architectural features but also for embodying a set of cultural meanings, social relationships and heritage values that transcends beyond its materiality. This brick temple is unique in its built-form that symbolizes an interim pattern by intermingling Mughal built-form and Colonial functions. Besides these material significances, the intangible counterpart focusing on the cultural constitution of ‘authenticity’ underpinned by oral history contributed as an added value to its heritage significance.
Kutub Shah Mosque, Austagram, Kishoreganj is under-protected by the Department of Archaeology (DoA) as National Monument. Recently the architectural documentation works have been done by Architect Khandokar Mahfuz Alam and his team.
Architecture of ancient Bengal breathe with stories, spaces and interplay of light and shade. Spiritual spaces and spatial sequences shaped architectural wisdom precisely in different ages as well as period. Short research is going to address three different eras in ancient Bengal by providing illustrations of three prominent and splendid architectures in different regions in Bengal. The following sectional illustrations would be focused on spatial drama, course of action, permeability and lastly the sense of meaning of the structure. The article is more based on illustrative process of explanation.
Ghorar Mosque is an excellent example of the best conserved monument in Barobazar by the Directorate of Archaeology in the southern region associated with the history of legendary Saint Khan Jahan Ali. It is located in the village Barobazar under Kaliganj Upazilla of Jhenidah district and about one kilometer west from the Jessore- Jhenidah highway. […]
A few number of mosques, built in the outlying areas of Mughal Capital Dhaka during the early Mughal Period, reveal a happy blending of the Sultanate features with the new Imperial Mughal features, which characterise a transitional phase in the development of the mosque architecture in Bangladesh. This Atiya mosque is an illustrious example of […]
Perhaps the most graceful mosque complex in Bangladesh is the Bajra Shahi mosque, popularly known by the local people as the Tajmahal of Bengal. It is named after the village of Bajra under the Begumganj upazilla of Noakhali district, located on the west bank of a big derelict tank now used as a paddy field. […]
Kusumba mosque, termed as the Black Gem of Bengal, is situated at the village Kusumba in Naogaon. According to an inscription it was erected by a patron Sulayman in 966/1558-59 during the reign of Ghiyath Al-Din Bahadur Shah. Stone, though scarce, was used in most of the finest monuments of Bengal. Only six stone mosques […]