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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Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Portuguese Augustinian missionaries introduced Christianity in Dhaka. In 1628, they established a church, called the ‘Church of the Assumption’, in Narinda, southern part of the Dhaka city. The second church of Dhaka was built in 1677 at Tejgaon. The inscription on the pinnacle of the Church shows a date in Arabic numerals 1677, built by […]

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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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Armenian Church

Armenian Church

The Armenian Church (also known as Armenian Apostolic Church of the Holy Resurrection) is a historically significant architectural monument situated in the Armanitola area of old Dhaka, Bangladesh. The church bears testimony to the existence of a significant Armenian community in the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. History Following the domination of their […]

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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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Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque

Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque

The Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque on Lalbagh road is situated less than half a kilometre west of the Lalbagh Fort. Two Persian inscriptions, one over the central archway and the other over the central Mihrab, speak of its construction during 1704–05 AD by one Khan Muhammad Mridha. The large platform is 38.10 m from north […]

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Joy Kali Temple

Joy Kali Temple

The Temple of Joy Kali is situated between Thathari Bazar and Wari, on a road itself named after this temple, which is called 24 Joy Kali Temple street. Joy Kali Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to Goddess Kali Ma. People of Hindu religion of every age comes to this temple to worship Goddess Kali. […]

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Koshaituli Mosque

Koshaituli Mosque

The inscriptions on this mosque express the name as “Qassabtuly Jame Masjid” now known as Koshaituli Mosque. Built in Hijri 1338, this is one of the most ornate mosques in Old Dhaka. The exquisitely beautiful mosque surface is done with colored broken pieces of ceramic. The Mihrab’s decoration is characterized by floral motifs in dazzling […]

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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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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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