Baba Adam Shahid Mosque At Munshiganj
The mosque of Hazrat Baba Adam Shaheed (RA) with six domes of the Sultanate period is located in Kazi Kasba village near the famous Rampal village of Bikrampur in Munshiganj district. There is a shrine a few yards to the east. The tomb is a paved mausoleum on a square platform of 25 (twenty-five) feet made of brick. And the mosque is established on a rectangular ground. It measures 43 feet on the north-south and 36 feet on the east-west and has four octagonal towers at the four corners. There is a step-by-step decoration of the minaret on the swollen line of the beautiful ring. The west wall has three semicircular concave arches. The walls at the back of the central arch protrude outwards. The three rectangular entrances with arched arches in the front walls have beautiful frames in the top country. The main entrance has deep flat niches on both sides and the surface is nicely grooved.
There are also hanging chains and bell ornaments but there is no verandah in the mosque. The interior has two pillars made of granite stone. With the help of these two pillars, the interior is divided into two rows on the east-west and three rows on the north-south. And these two pillars are octagonal from the middle to four feet and then hexagonal. On these two pillars and the surrounding walls are placed six semicircular small domes of the mosque. Like the interior of the dome and the mosque, it is divided into two rows on the east-west and three rows on the north-south, and its walls are very thick. The main arch and the two arches on either side and the side walls are beautifully decorated with terracotta paintings of herbs, geometric designs, and roses, hanging lamps, and chains. At one time the exterior of the mosque, especially the front wall, was adorned with beautiful terracotta plaques. Some of the plaque work is still visible on both sides of the central entrance.
It is said that at one time two pillars of the mosque were painted red by women of both Hindu and Muslim communities for taking vows. This mosque is basically the mosque of Dargabari or Baba Adam’s mosque and the shrine is known as Baba Adam’s Dargah.
How to get there
The distance from Dhaka to Munshiganj by road is only 23 kilometers. However, to reach this shrine, you have to come within 05 (about) kilometers. You can come from Dhaka in the morning, visit the shrine and return to Dhaka in the afternoon. It will not be difficult to go by road. However, if you go by water, time will be saved and you can reach the river with ease by avoiding traffic jams. Munshiganj Launch Ghat can be reached within 2 hours by launch from Sadar Ghat to Munshiganj. From Munshiganj Sadar Upazila, one can take a rickshaw to the mosque adjacent to the shrine of Hazrat Baba Adam Shaheed (RA). Rent 25-30 Tk.
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