It is difficult to find a person who has not heard the name of Bar Bhuiyan. The name that comes to mind at once about Isha Khan, one of the Bar Bhuiyans, is Kishoreganj, a town rich in Muslim tradition. Rich in ancient and modern architecture, this mosque is known as ‘Pagla Mosque’, one of the many places of interest in Kishoreganj.
About two and a half years old, this historic Pagla Mosque is located in the Harua area of Kishoreganj district town. The three-storey mosque is located on the west side of the city. Greater Mymensingh and its environs are known as a very sacred religious place not only to the followers of Islam but also to the followers of all religions. The Narsunda River flows past the mosque.
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Pagla Mosque Kishoreganj
The Pagla Mosque is a historical mosque located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is one of the prominent mosques in the city and was built in 1653-1656. It was constructed by Nawab Shaista Khan, who was a governor of Bengal during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
The mosque is one of the few surviving examples of Mughal architecture in Bangladesh and has been declared as a National Monument by the Government of Bangladesh.
The mosque, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, is also known as the “Pagla Mosque” because of its large dome. The mosque stands on a raised platform and is surrounded by a cloister. It has three domes and measures 60 meters (200 ft) in length and 40 meters (130 ft) in width.
The mosque has been built with red sandstone from Rajasthan and white marble from Makrana near Jodhpur. The exterior walls are decorated with intricate carvings which depict flowers, leaves, vines, creepers and geometric patterns in low relief.
History Of The Pagla Mosque
There are rumors that many years ago a mad spiritual man floated to get a mat in the middle of the Narsunda river and stayed near the present mosque and many devotees gathered around him. After the death of that mad spiritual man, a mosque was built next to his tomb. Which later came to be known as ‘Pagla Masjid’.
The Construction Style of Pagla Mosque
This mosque built on the banks of the Narsunda river is one of the examples of modern architecture and construction style. The high minaret of this three-storeyed mosque can be seen from afar. Earlier, the amount of waqfed land of Hibbatnagar Dewanbari was 10 percent. Which has now increased to 3 acres 88 percent.
A Hafezia Madrasa was established next to the mosque in 2002. This mosque, which is equally popular with people of all religions, is visited by countless devotees every day. Perform prayers in a sacred atmosphere in the mosque. The belief of the people is that if someone gives some alms in this mosque with sincere intention, the desire of his mind is fulfilled. Due to that belief, devotees donate a lot to this mosque. As a result, the mosque has been recognized as one of the most lucrative religious institutions in the country. The mosque is now named Pagla Masjid Islamic Complex. Some of the income from the mosques is given to the mosques and orphanages. Some parts are given for the development work of various mosques and in the service sector.
How To Go The Old Mosque At Kishoreganj
To reach this historic mosque of the country, you have to take a bus or train to Kishoreganj. Rickshaws can be added to the Pagla Mosque from anywhere in Kishoreganj city.
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