Monday, 22 June 2009

Star Mosque

Star mosque, a 19th century establishment.It is a very beautiful mosque of the city situated at Armanitola, in the old part of Dhaka City. In faultless Mughal style architecture, it is a five­-dome mosque with hundreds of big and small twinkling stars as surface decorations. The stars have been created by setting pieces or chinaware on white cement. Seen from the front and from far it looks as if it were shining above the surface of the earth. The inside or the mosque is even more beautiful than the outside, with a lovely mosaic floor and excellent tiles with many floral patterns set on the walls.I think it's a wonderful mosque in Dhaka.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Baitul Mukarram-the National Mosque of Bangladesh

It is the National Mosque of Bangladesh. Its construction began on 1960, and has been going on in phases. Architect T Abdul Hussain Thariani was commissioned to design the mosque complex.

The design of the mosque reflects the architecture of the period as can be seen from the use of a white and almost cube-form for the main building. A Mosque without a dome over the roof of its main prayer hall must have been a unique experiment.

The main building is eight storied and 33 meters high from the ground level. The area of the main prayer hall is 2464 SQ meters with a mezzanine floor of 171 SQ metres at the eastern side. Verandas surround the hall on three of its four sides. The mihrab of the hall is rectangular instead of semi-circular. The Baitul Mukarram mosque is modern in its architectural style. It has found its place in the hearts of the Muslims because of the resemblance of its form to the Holy Kaaba at Makkah. It's also a wonderful mosque in Bangladesh.

Martyr's Intellectual Memorial

Located in capital Dhaka, it pays tribute to the martyrdom of the intellectuals and professional Bengalis killed by the Pakistani force and their cohorts in Bangladesh's liberation war.

The Martyr's Intellectual Memorial is located at Rayer Bazar in Dhaka. It is a nice place.