Imambara

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Mʀ Khaledy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Nizamat Imambara is a Shia Muslim congregation hall (imambara) in Murshidabad, India. It was built in 1740 AD by Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah and rebuilt in 1847 by Nawab Mansur Ali Khan after it was destroyed by the fires of 1842 and 1846. It is frequently mentioned as the largest imambara in the world.

Nice place to visit especially in winter, stay for 2/3 days, explore nawab's history and take a "Tanga " ( horse cart) ride. Beautiful experience.
Written September 14, 2022
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Rana
Kolkata (Calcutta), India47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Family
Other than the impression of hand and foot of Hassan and Hossain the monumnet is having no other collection of historical pieces. This is mainly viewed as it is adjacent to Hazarduari. But it become really interesting at the time of festival Id. The Imambara gets entirely new look decorated with small handicrafts.
Written June 15, 2012
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Angshool Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This comes as kind of a package deal with the Hazarduari Palace, although we were not allowed to enter.
Written August 27, 2019
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Tarak_Karmakar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
View is good from hazardwary .white coloured building. But you are not allowed to enter there. Restricted by local religious comunity. No need to hire any guide
Written July 2, 2015
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rajarshi2016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Can only be viewed from the outside, as entry is allowed during Muharram. It is huge, but lacks the architectural finesse of other Imambaras I have seen
Written August 16, 2017
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Bara Imambara (Nizamat Imambara). The imambara is a congregation hall for Shia commemoration ceremonies, especially those associated with the remembrance of Muharram. It is situated just opposite the Hazarduari Palace. It was built in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah, at the site of the old wooden imambara built earlier by Siraj-ud-daulah and damaged by fire. The present Imambara is 680 feet long. It is divided into three large quadrangles: the central quadrangle has the Madina Mosque and the Memberdalan; the eastern quadrangle has the Nowbat Khana; the western quadrangle has a two-storied mosque. The mosque complex is known to be the biggest in Bengal, and maybe even India. It is open only 1st to 10th Mohorrom Month. So other then this time you can see only the out-side of the Imambara.
Written June 16, 2017
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MGOSWAMI
Kolkata (Calcutta), India157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Business
Just opposite to Hazarduari Palace you will find another massive construction Imambara. Nabab Najim Mansur Ali constructed this Mosque in 1848. The reason is not known why public are not allowed to enter inside, except a few days of the year and are deprived of watching many attractions inside.
Written May 1, 2016
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Ambarish2012
Kolkata (Calcutta), India184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
It is an immense structure. It is an evidence of the level of learning and education that the Nawabs had encouraged. However, myth has it that the structure that we currently see was not the one that Sirajuddaulah had built but was built by the British after the original structure was demolished.
Sadly, it is not open to the public. As far as I could gather, it is only open to the public during Moharan.
Written March 21, 2016
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RBan26
Bengaluru, India653 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Luckily we were around the Muharram time and we found it open. Located just opposite to Hazarduari Palace and in the same complex. Hosts Mohammad's original footprints, an artificial cascade, Islamic religious curios and banners. The prayer halls are gigantic and well maintained.
Written December 19, 2015
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Anirban D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014
Supposed to be the one of the biggest in Asia. Built by Feradunja and was a meeting and resting place for Imams and Moulvis. (The name Imambara means Imam's rest house). Just bang opposite to Hazarduari place and magnificent structure as built by the nawabs. Also, this place has the holy clay brought by Siraz from Medina.

Nowadays entry is only permitted during Muharram or any special occasion.
Written June 24, 2015
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