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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Hoseni Dalan

Hoseni Dalan

Hoseni Dalan, also spelt Husaini Dalan, is a Shia shrine in the old part of the Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was built in the 17th century during the Mughal Period. This commemorates the martyrdom of al-Husain, grandson of Mohammed, during the battle of Karbala on 10 October 680 CE. It is said that one Sayyid Murad […]

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Saat Masjid

Saat Masjid

Saat Masjid (Satgumbad Mosque or Seven Domed Mosque) was built in 17th century at the north west outskirt of Dhaka. Accounting the stylistic patterns of the mosque, it is suggested that it was built sometime around 1680 AD.It was during the reign of the Subahdar of Bengal, Shaista Khan (r. 1664–1688). Now the mosque falls […]

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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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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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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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Star Mosque

Star Mosque

Star Mosque (also known as Tara Masjid), is a mosque located in Armanitola area, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mosque has ornate designs and is decorated with motifs of blue stars. It was built in the first half of the 19th century by Mirza Golam Pir. Architecture: Built in the Mughal style by Mirza Ghulam in the […]

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Ramna Kali Mandir

Ramna Kali Mandir

The Ramna Kali Mandir also known as Ramna Kali Bari home of the Hindu goddess Kali was one of the most famous Hindu temples in the Indian subcontinent. It is believed that more than a thousand years old and was located in Dhaka the capital of present Bangladesh outside Ramna Park now renamed Suhrawardy Udyan. […]

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Lalbagh Fort Mosque

Lalbagh Fort Mosque

Lalbagh Mosque, part of the Lalbagh Fort Complex and built under the rule of Governor Shaista Khan, is situated in the western part of the complex, aligned with the tomb of Bibi Pari. Stylistically it belongs to Shaista Khani architecture, its form is typical of three-domed, rectangular mosques commonly found in Dhaka. Measuring 65′ x […]

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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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