Chika Masjid, Gour
Gour Road, Gour, Chandangar, West Bengal 732216, India
About Chika Masjid, Gour
Chika Mosque was built under the patronage of Sultan Yusuf Shah in 1475. The mosque was named Chika because it was a guarded refuge of bats, locally called Chikas. The mosque features a single-domed edifice, which has almost been turned into ruins.
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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.
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.
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.
Tantipara means the quarter for the weaver class. This Ancient mosque was probably built by Mirshad Khan in 1480 AD. Its ornamentation is rich and effective, and the large decorated panels stand out in high relief against the plain walls. A lot of people visits this Ancient architectural wonder everyday.
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 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.
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