Six Domed Mosque At Bagerhat
The Six Dome Mosque or Reza Khoda Mosque is located in the 15th century near the Tagore Dighi pond to the northwest of the tomb of Khan Jahan Ali (ra) in Bagerhat district. Except for some parts of the walls of the Reza Khoda Mosque, it is now almost completely destroyed. This mosque had 6 columns that survived with the help of stone columns. It was probably a 6-domed mosque. The exterior of the mosque, with its 1.74 m thick walls, measured 16.5 m x 12.4 m on the outside, with three arches on the east and two on the north and south. The height of the main entrance on the east side was about 4.72 m. The mosque had four octagonal towers at the four corners. Three ornate mihrabs were built on the west wall along with the eastern entrances which still exist. The central arch is larger than the other two. Each mihrab has adjoining pillars on the octagonal wall ornately decorated.
How to get there
You can go directly to Bagerhat from Dhaka. Many vehicles leave from Saidabad in Dhaka every day from 8 am to 10 am and from 6 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 Tk. The journey takes about 7 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.
Khanjahan Ali (Rah.) The mausoleum is located 3 km south-west of Bagerhat city and 22 km south-east of Khulna city. Its location is 300 yards away from Khulna-Bagerhat highway. This is the distance you have to walk 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 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 Tk. 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) adjacent to the central bus station. There are non-AC rooms for Tk 400 to Tk.
It takes 1 hour to reach Bagerhat from Khulna, so you can stay in Khulna.
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