Adina Mosque - Things to Know Before Visiting
Pandua Road, Pandua, West Bengal 732102, India
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About Adina Mosque
The Adina Mosque was the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built by Sikandar Shah in the 14th century. It bears a strong resemblance to the Great Mosque of Damascus as it consists of bricks designed with stones. Its construction absorbed materials from pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist structures.
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This is a mausoleum located at Pandua in Malda district which was built around 1425 which houses 3 tombs. The structure represents a village hut with a sloping roof and serves as a prototype for the various other buildings constructed during the Bengal Sultanate.
This is one of the fascinating places in West Bengal for historical enthusiasts and peace seekers. The meaning of Baro duari is “the mosque with 12 gates”. This magnificent mosque is one of the largest monuments of Gour and the greatest mosques in Malda and was established built in the 1526 A.D. this is the perfect example of Indo-Arabic form of architecture.
Dakhil Darwaza literally an entrance gate is the largest structure of its kind in the architectural history of Sultanate Bengal. it was the main entrance to the fortress of lakhnauti. The gateway was the most Architecturally solid and most elegant entrance portal ever erected in Bengal.
This five-storey tower is also called as Malda's Qutab Minar built by Sultan Saifuddin Feroze Shah built in the Tughlaqi style of architecture and is also known as the Pir-Asha-Minar or the Chiragdani. one can climb to the top of the tower and can see the stunning views of the minar and surrounding.
Sultan Yusuf Shah built the Mosque in 1475 which bears a Hindu temple architecture. The name has a very unique origin. It is called the Chika Mosque because it sheltered a number of Chikas i.e. bats. There is still partly visible the Beautiful Arabic carvings.
Kadam Rasool Masjid derives its name from the stone tablet, which bears the footprints of Prophet Muhammad, kept in the mosque. The masjid was built in 1530 by Sultan Nasiruddin Nusrat Shah.
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Kolkata district is a district in the Indian State of West Bengal, headquartered in Kolkata