Pics above taken on 16 jan 2007
pic source: New Age
Pic source: Daily Star
The Eidgah (open field for Eid prayer) consists of a free standing wall on the west, measuring 137 feet 15 feet high, containing a semi-octagonal multi-cusped central Mihrab (prayer-niche) flanked on either side by panels set within frame. The whole wall surface is plastered with elegant decoration in low relief.
This beautiful structure typical of the Mughal architecture was in partial ruins for lack of maintenance after Mughal’s Bengal capital was shifted from Dhaka to Murshidabad and this portion of the Indian subcontinent was captured by the British.
This oldest Mughal monument in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, still draws a large number of visitors because of its architectural beauty. The Mughal Subehdars and Diwans living in this land used to come to the Eidgah for Eid prayers twice a year. People still gather at the place in congregation for prayers on Eid day.