Friday, September 07, 2007

Qassabtuly Mosque - most ornate mosque of Dhaka !

West view of Mosque

Entry from north

Design, interior

Ornate outer wall

Outer wall to main prayer room

Room, interior - north side

Space between the mihrab

Central mihrab

View from outside

Muhalla Panchayet hall and club

Entry road to Panchayet hall

Side lane of the Mosque

Qassabtuly Mosque, better known as ‘Koshaituli’ Mosque located in the area once where the ‘Kashais’ (butchers) lived, stands graciously in the narrow lane of old Dhaka amid the dense brick and concrete jungles. The inscriptions on the Mosque express the name as "Qassabtuly Jam-e Masjid (Hijri 1338)” now referred as Koshaituli Mosque. It is said the inhabitants of this locality were followers of Maulana Keramat Ali and the females excelled in embroidery works exported to Central Asia and Europe. The old Muhalla Panchayet room and a club that exist, equally ornate, next to the mosque were built by local dignitary Qamaruddin Sardar (Ref: Kingbadantir Dhaka by Nazir Hossain).
This exquisitely beautiful Mosque, possibly the most ornate decorated by ‘Chini-tikri’ (small chips of coloured Chinaware-plate, jar and cup etc.), has flower-vases, flower branches, crescent, star, and Arabic calligraphic writing on walls and domes of the mosque. One other such decorative mosque, the Tara Mosque", is located close to it in Armanitola. These two Mosques still hold their heads high with their dazzling beauty and present the evidence of Islam dominance in this country.

Also see, Dhaka Mosques;


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Shireen said...

wow' Qassabtuly Mosque', beautiful!That really should be a 'must see' for tourists.
Thanks for the pictures.

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Env said...

A fair example to uphold dhaka's muslim tradition among the peace loving Muslim of Bangladesh.

Dhaka is a city of mosques and islamic institutions which are very important to sustain it's thousand years tradition.

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