11 Mosques to Explore in West Bengal
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Mosques to Explore in West Bengal
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.
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.
One of the oldest double storied mosque built by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan in 1723. The mosque had four minarets out of which two were destroyed. A winding staircase takes you to the top of the minaret from where one gets a spectacular view of the surroundings. It is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.
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.