Azimpur Graveyard

Azimpur Graveyard

Thousands of people throng the graveyard to pray and show love to their deceased relatives and friends specially on the major festivals. Some of them place flowers, flower wreaths,bouquets and flower petals and foliage on the grave site of their beloved persons. They also place incense and agar sticks.In the night candles are lit by […]

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Sri Sri Siddeshwar Vasudev Temple

Sri Sri Siddeshwar Vasudev Temple (Siddeshwar Vasudev Mandir) is a Hindu temple in Old Dhaka. The temple is an important pilgrimage destination for many Hindu traditions, particularly worshippers of Krishna and Vishnu. Location

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Azimpur Dayera Sharif

Azimpur Dayera Sharif

Hazrat Shah Sufi Syed Mohammad Dayem was one of the most prominent Sufi Saint of his time. He came into the lime light in the Eighteenth century. He was one of the few Saints of high order in Bangladesh and the Indian sub-continent. The famous historical shrine of ‘Dayera Sharif’ situated at Azimpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, […]

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Bangladesh Brahmo Samaj

Bangladesh Brahmo Samaj

Brahmo Samaj is the societal component of Brahmoism, a monotheistic reformist and renaissance movement of Hindu religion. Brahmo Samaj is a society of intellectuals that started in 1828 by eminent social activist Raja Rammohon Roy and the highly decorated Debendranath Tagore. Though East Bengal was a backward region with high illiteracy rate, within 18 years […]

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Dhakeshwari Temple

Dhakeshwari Temple

Dhakeshwari National Temple (Dhakeshshori Jatio Mondir) is a Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is state-owned, giving it the distinction of being Bangladesh’s ‘National Temple’. The name “Dhakeshwari” means “Goddess of Dhaka”. Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed […]

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Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque

Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque

Chawk Mosque (also Chawkbazar Shahi Mosque) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is located in the Chowk Bazaar area of the old town of Dhaka, south of the current city centre. Today the original building design has been lost through multiple renovations and extensions. History The construction has been dated to 1676, as noted by an inscription in […]

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Binat Bibi Mosque

Binat Bibi Mosque

Binat Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (r. 1435–1459).The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari’s Bridge in Narinda area. Location

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Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Mission

Ramakrishna Mission, Bangladesh branch of the Ramakrishna Mission, inspired by the teachings of sri ramakrishna (1836-1886). Ramakrishna believed that all religions are true and that each person can approach God in his or her own way. He stressed that human beings are essentially divine and that it is better to make positive efforts for progress […]

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Musa Khan Mosque

Musa Khan Mosque

Musa Khan Mosque is located on the western side of the Shahidullah Hall of Dhaka University, and is less than half a km to the south of the Khwaja Shahbaz’s Mosque. A high vaulted plinth with a three-domed mosque above and the grave of Musa Khan to its northeast comprise the mosque complex of Musa […]

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Saint Thomas Church

Saint Thomas Church

St. Thomas Church, Dhaka: The official name of this Anglican Church, better known as the St. Thomas Church, is the ‘Church of Bangladesh’. Built in 1819, and consecrated two years later by Bishop Reginald Heber of Kolkata (Calcutta), the church premise was in an area of lush greeneries with the famous Bahadur Shah park in […]

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