Shait-Gumbad Mosque

Shait-Gumbad Mosque, Bagerhat

Shait-Gumbad Mosque
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Sixty Domes Mosque was built in 1454 and is the largest brick mosque of Bangladesh.
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Khulna City, Bangladesh37 contributions
Historical Place in Bangladesh
Jan 2020 • Business
Its Amazing and Historical Place in Khulna, Bangladesh. Travellers known about Hazrat Shahjalal and his work to visit Sixty Gumbad Mosque
Written January 15, 2020
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Kazi Y
Dhaka City, Bangladesh131 contributions
The Sixty Dome Mosque; a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bangladesh.
Aug 2019
The Sixty Dome Mosque, more commonly known as Shait Gambuj Mosque or Saith Gambad Masjid. Is a m0osque in the mosque city of Bagerhat, Bangladesh. Saith Gambad Masjid is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bangladesh. The construction of the mosque was started in 1442 and it was completed in 1459 during the Bengal Sultanate by Ulugh Khan Jahan, the Governor of the Sundarbans. It has been described as “one of the impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian sub-continent, The mosque is locally known as the “ Saith Gombuj Masjid”, however, there are 77 domes over the main hall and exaxtly 60 stone pillars. The prayer hall is 160”X190” and it can accommodate 2000 person at the time of prayer. The outer part of the mosque is ok but the inner part is not maintained properly. Hope it will be taken care properly.
Written October 2, 2019
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NURUL ALAM S
329 contributions
Shait Gumbad Mosque
Jan 2019 • Friends
On our way back from the Sundarban, we made a short break at The Shait Gumbad Mosque in Bagerhat. It is a 15th century Islamic edifice situated at about 7 km from Bagerhat town.
The Sixty Dome Mosque, on the eastern bank of a pond (the takur dighi), is one of the oldest mosques in the country and is described as a "historic mosque representing the Golden Era of Muslim Bengal". The structure of the building also represents the 15th century Turkish architectural view It is laid is over an area of 49 m by 33 m. The mosque is unique in that it has 60 pillars that support 77 exquisitely curved "low squat domes" that have worn away over time; it has seven central domes that are four-sided and built in Bengali style. It was established in 1440 by Saint Ulugh Khan Jahan Ali.
The large prayer hall has 11 arched doorways on the east and 7 each on the north and south which provide ventilation and light to the hall. There are 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays in the midst of slim columns made of stone. These columns support the curving arches that are overlaid by the domes. It now attracts a large number of tourists and visitors. The mosque is decorated mostly with terracotta and bricks. It’s a “must-see” tourist attraction site of Bagerhat.
Written July 4, 2019
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Teddy R
32 contributions
Amaizing!
Dec 2018
A wonderful historical place in Bangladesh! There are a Museum with ancient staffs & Map, Also a pond Behind the masque.
Written March 20, 2019
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Waiz Mahmood
Mirpur, Bangladesh6 contributions
Bagerhat Shait Gumbad Mosque
Feb 2019 • Solo
Ambient and a beautiful place to visit. The whole structure stands majestically on a vast expanse of land surrounded by gardens on all sides and two banian trees on either side of the grand mosque. It also has a museum near it on the same land. A must place to visit when in Khulna. Just a mere 1 hour away from main city Khulna by bus!
Written February 12, 2019
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Richard B
Sydney, Australia214 contributions
An unusual architectural form and the gardens are a peaceful haven
Jan 2019 • Solo
A local bus from Khulna gets you to Bagerhat - remember to show the bus assistant a photo of this mosque to let him know where you want to get off , as the bus goes right past on its way into Bagerhat . It will save you the effort of going back 2km. The mosque is an empty cool void - the imam was chanting at the time I visited and it was a blissful refuge from the heat and chaos of the street . The mausoleum is right across the road. Nearby a huge crocodile can be touched in a pond . Just ask around .
Written January 31, 2019
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David H
Cambridge, MA679 contributions
Historic mosque with great surrounding grounds
Jan 2019
This mosque, roughly 600 years old, has relatively simple, symmetric external architecture. The interior is plain and somewhat ill-lit. There are some impressive ancient trees in front of the mosque and a large fresh water pond with lovely water lilies behind the mosque. The cost to entry is only 20 taka for Bangladeshis but is 200 taka for foreigners. There are some plaques describing the history of the mosque and the grounds that make for interesting reading but overall not a lot to see at this historic site.
Written January 11, 2019
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,955 contributions
UNESCO world heritage site
Oct 2018 • Solo
1 of only 2 UNESCO world heritage sites in Bangladesh.
To get here I got a local bus for 60 taka, hopefully your one doesn't break down around 3km away from the ruins...
There is a bunch of different ruins in the area but this is the main event. The grounds are nice enough. The mosque itself is fine, I didn't think it was that spectacular tbh but it's worth half a day trip if you have a few days in Khulna.
Written December 27, 2018
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,450 contributions
STUNNING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON SUN
Dec 2018 • Friends
The name is a misnomer. There are actually 77 domes, including 7 chau-chala Bengali domes in the center. The ‘60’ comes from the number of interior columns. The words for column and dome were similar, hence the confusion. Let’s say something got lost in the translation. Built by Khan Jahan in the 15th c, it is the most impressive of the World Heritage Site-listed structures in Bagerhat. The interior is not ornate but it is refined. The local cleric was quite happy to chat. To see the setting sun on the exterior walls is to see the mosque at its best. It is the largest brick mosque in the country. Arches on the northern and southern sides let light in.
Written December 25, 2018
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Moinul Kabir
Dhaka City, Bangladesh283 contributions
History and beauty mixed together
Apr 2018
Located beside the Bagerhat-Khulna Highway, around 5 km from Bagerhat town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the largest mosque from the Sultanate period. Though it is named as shait-gumbad or sixty domes mosque it has actually 81 domes based on stone pillars. Somehow it has lost it's ancient look after being refurbished specially the pillars. There is a large dighi (huge pond) and a museum in the compound. The whole compound is also very beautiful. A must watch for history lovers.
Written June 11, 2018
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