বঙ্গীয় স্থাপত্যের তিন অধ্যায় | Three Sections of Bengal Architecture

KHELARAM DATAR BARI Temple, 19th Century. Naw abgonj, Dohar © Dr. SAJID BIN DOZA
KHELARAM DATAR BARI Temple, 19th Century. Naw abgonj, Dohar © Dr. SAJID BIN DOZA
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

Ghorar mosque at Barobazar, Jhenaida

Ghorar mosque at Barobazar, Jhenaida | courtesy : Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed
Ghorar mosque at Barobazar, Jhenaida | courtesy : Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed

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. […]


Atiya Mosque at Tangail

Atiya Mosque at Tangail | photo credit: Syed Zakir Hossain
Atiya Mosque at Tangail | photo credit: Syed Zakir Hossain

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 […]


Bazra Mosque at Begumganj, Noakhali

Bazra masjid interior | © Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed
Bazra masjid interior | © Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed

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 at Naogaon

Kusumba mosque at Naogaon  | © Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed
Kusumba mosque at Naogaon | © Prof. Abu Sayeed M. Ahmed

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 […]


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