The shrine of Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali (ra) is located in the Bagerhat district of the Khulna division. Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali (R 🙂 is one of the prominent people of the Bagerhat district who has gained a good reputation in Bangladesh. Although he was born in India, he came to Jessore, Bagerhat area of Bangladesh to preach the religion. The famous sixty-domed mosque of the Golden Age was built at Bagerhat. Here is his shrine. His mausoleum is built on high ground on the north bank of Khanjeli Dighi. The mausoleum is square, measuring 42 feet x 42 feet and the wall is 25 feet high, with a dome on the roof. The tomb of Hazrat Khanjahan (RA) is located on a stone altar inside the mausoleum. The architecture of a dargah or mausoleum is much like a sixty-domed one. The inscription contains the date of death, the name of Allah in addition to the date of burial, a few suras of the Qur’an, and may Allah’s peace be upon him.
Every day thousands of devotees from different parts of the country and abroad come to visit the shrine in the hope of receiving his spiritual blessings. Besides, a huge fair is held every year on the occasion of the annual Orash Mubarak and the first full moon of the month of Chaitra in the premises of the shrine of this great saint on 25 Agrahayan. Thousands of devotees from far and wide gathered at his shrine to pay their respects at this fair. Introduction of Khan Jahan Ali (RA): By reading the inscription carved in the tomb of Hazrat Khanjahan (RA), some clues of his identity can be found. But the real name and detailed identity of this saint is still not known. The inscription bears his name “Khane Azam Khanjahan” and “Ulugh Khanhajan”. In the inscription, the date of his death in Arabic and Persian is 63 AH 26 Jilhaj Wednesday (according to the opinion of 23 October 1459, 24 October). “Ulugh” is a Turkish word and it is a family title. This suggests that he is the equivalent of a Turkish family called Ulugh.
According to some writers, he came to this country from Arabia as a Dilsni in the opinion of Persia. Khane Azam was the honorary title of the commander during the Turko-Afghan period. It appears that he was also an army hero and was awarded the title of “Khane Azam Khanjahan”. This great army hero and devotee did not write anything about his own identity. In folklore, he is known as Khan Jahan Ali (RA). Not much is known about his personal and family life. As far as is known he lived a happy married life and had one or more wives. But he was disillusioned. Researchers speculate that he was a contemporary of Sultan Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah and was probably a close friend and general of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah of Gaur. As a representative of the Sultan, he and his followers created a large settlement in the Bagerhat area and continued to rule the state. That is why he named the region “Khalifat-i-Abad”.
Khan Jahan (RA) was a great man whose great virtues have benefited and blessed the entire Bhati region including Bagerhat. It is said that this great man was inspired by human love and started from Barobazar of Jessore and built 360 mosques and dug 360 dighis all over the lower Bhati region. Mosques for worship in this region, which was first planted by the Muslims, and these lakes of drinking water in the lower reaches of the saltwater country, seemed to be a blessing from God to our people. It is said that he built 360 mosques and dug 360 dighis, probably in keeping with the number of 360 auliyas who came with him on his arrival in this country. Although he started his life as a ruler at first, later Dharma Chimatma and public service was the main motto of his life. To the local people, he was a supremely powerful man.
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How To Go To Mazar
You can go directly to Bagerhat from Dhaka. Many vehicles leave from Saidabad in Dhaka every day from 6 am to 10 am and from 7 pm to 10 pm – Meghna (01717388553), Banful, Paryatak (01711131078), Falguni, Ara, Baleshwar, Hamim, and Dola.
Besides, Sohag (01718679302), Shakura (01711010450), Hanif, and Eagle Paribahan left Gabtali. Rent 300 to 400 rupees. The journey takes about 6 hours. You can also go to Khulna by train from Dhaka. You can take the intercity train Sundarban Express and Chitra Express to Khulna and then take a bus to Bagerhat. It takes about 40 minutes to reach Bagerhat from Rupsha. You have to walk or take an autorickshaw to get off the bus.
Where to stay
There are various hotels in Bagerhat Sadar. There are also government guesthouses. Here you can stay at the Mumtaz Hotel on Rail Road. The hotel has fewer facilities but the quality of the service is quite good and the cost is a bit high. There are also a few more hotels to stay in the vicinity of this hotel. Moreover, you can stay at Hotel Avi on the main highway in front of Khan Jahan Ali’s shrine. Rent 400 rupees. Phone: 01833742623.
Apart from this, for staying in Bagerhat, Hotel Al Amin (0468-63168, 01718692737, AC dual room Tk. 1000, non-AC room 100 to 400 Tk) and Hotel Mohana (0468-63075, 1722858313 in Karmakar Patti) There are non-AC rooms for Tk 100 to Tk 400. It takes 1 hour to reach Bagerhat from Khulna, so you can stay in Khulna.
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