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Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Shat gombuj Mosque(Bangladesh)

The shat gombuj Mosque is a 15th century Islamic edifice situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, on the edge of the Sand The shat gombuj Mosque is a 15th century Islamic edifice situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, on the edge of the Sundarbans, some 175 km southwest of Dhaka. It is an enormous moghul architectural site covering a very large area. The mosque is unique. It has sixty pillars, which support seventy seven exquisitely carved domes that have worn away with the passage of time, the mausoleum of the city founder. Khan Johan ali can be found nearby, with the declaration of the mosque as a world heritage site, khan Johan ali adorned his city with numerous mosques , tanks , roads and pubic buildings. The most spectacular of which is the imposing multi domed mosque in Bangladesh known as the shat gambuk majid. The stately fabric of the monument stands on the eastern bank of the vast sweet water tanks dustered around by the heavy foliage of a low laying country side characteristic of a seacoast landscape. The mosque is roofed over with 77 squat domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall is provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each on north and south for ventilation and light. It has 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of slender stone columns, from these columns spring rows of endless arched, supporting the domes. The arches are six feet in thickness have slightly tapering hallow and round walls. The interior of the mosque give a view of rather plain architecture but the interior western wall of the mosque was beautifully decorated with terracotta flowers and foliage. Besides being used as a prayer hall the mosque was also used as the coury of Khan Johan ali , Now it is one of the great tourist attractive place and best architectural beauties of Bangladesh. It is hoped that this beautiful architectural monument will be preserved from further decay. arbans, some 175 km southwest of Dhaka. It is an enormous moghul architectural site covering a very large area. The mosque is unique. It has sixty pillars, which support seventy seven exquisitely carved domes that have worn away with the passage of time, the mausoleum of the city founder. Khan Johan ali can be found nearby, with the declaration of the mosque as a world heritage site, khan Johan Ali adorned his city with numerous mosques , tanks , roads and pubic buildings. The most spectacular of which is the imposing multidomed mosque in Bangladesh known as the shat gambuk majid. The stately fabric of the monument stands on the eastern bank of the vast sweet water tanks dustered around by the heavy foliage of a low laying country side characteristic of a seacoast landscape. The mosque is roofed over with 77 squat domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall is provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each on north and south for ventilation and light. It has 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of slender stone columns, from these columns spring rows of endless arched, supporting the domes. The arches are six feet in thickness have slightly tapering hallow and round walls. The interior of the mosque give a view of rather plain architecture but the interior western wall of the mosque was beautifully decorated with terracotta flowers and foliage. Besides being used as a prayer hall the mosque was also used as the coury of Khan Johan ali , Now it is one of the great tourist attractive place and best architectural beauties of Bangladesh. It is hoped that this beautiful architectural monument will be preserved from further decay.

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