Monday, September 19, 2011


Natore Rajbari

How can i reach there:   District: Natore >  Natore Rajbari

The name of Rani Bhabani is that most nearly Related with what may be the most Impressive of the many palace in Bangladesh.

The Rajbari, or Zaminder palace continues to be one of the most familier places in Bangladesh for those for whom such hold attraction, and some of the Edwardian Neoclassical and Baroque pavilions serve as offices for government administration, which at least ensures a modicum of maintenance.

There are, in fact, to palaces, or Zaminderbari, in Natore, in Rajshahi Division of Bangladesh. The most ancient is, clearly, the Natore Rajbari: the other is Dighapatiya Palace, an Edwardian brick masterpiece, now known as Uttara Gono Bhaban, the official northern Presidential and Prime Ministerial residence.

This latter palace, for security reasons, is not easy to gain admission to, and it is forbidden to photograph; however, alittle way north, towards Bogra, stand the fine Pooja halls constructed for the earlier Raja, or Zaminder. These latter are certainly worth a visit.

The original Rajbari, the Natore Rajbari, sprawls across a wide area, and it is easy to miss some of the fine array of architectural monuments. It is, howver, in the area, the old palace ruins that are, in a very interesting site, the most compelling.

It is often claimed that Rani Bhabani was responsible for building this palace, but since it is clearly of Mughal origin, it seems likely that its origins were earlier. Born in 1716, to a Brahmin family living near Bogra, in 1731, not unusually, at the age of 15, she was married to Raja Ramakanta, the landholder under the Mughal dynasty of much of the Rajshahi area. It seems likely that the old palace was already his residence.

On his death in 1748, she became the landholder, also in the Mughal period known as the zaminder, although with somewhat less onerous duties than developed later.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable women in the history of the women of the area that was to become Bangladesh, her management of the vast landholdings she inherited made her famous. She not only maintained excellent relations with the Mughal Nawabs, the last independent one being the vanquished at the Battle of Plassey in 1757, but also with the developing regime of the East India Compant, who changed the role of Zaminder to one with far greater fiscal responsibility.

Until her death in 1795, she was famous for her extensive use of her influence and wealth on behalf of the communities that were her responsibility. A devout Hindu, although much of her work included the building of fine temples, both in the lands of Bangladesh, and in what is now West Bengal, in India, it was also focussed on the well being of Muslim and Hindu alike, sponsoring medical facilities, water storage tanks, roads and road houses for travellers.

The Rajbari that she knew in Natore was largely destroyed in the Great India Earthquake of 1897, but the brickwork and terracotta of those ruins describe a magnificent palace.

The zaminders of the late 19th Century replaced the buildings ruined by the impressive structures that remain. It takes the better part of a day to do justice to all that is to be seen there in the sprawling, tree studded acres, one of the few such places in Bangladesh to offer such ease of access and reasonably well maintained grounds.
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 District: Natore >  Natore Rajbari


Shailaidaha Kuthibari
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>District: Kustia >Sub-district: Kumarkhali > Union: Shilaidaha >Shilaidaha Kuthibari 

Tagore, Rabindranath (1861-1941) is a bangali poet. It is basically as a poet that he gained renown all over the world. He was rewarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 and he was the first Asian poet to have been rewarded this award. This house is called as Kuthibari.This is Located at Kustia district of Bangladesh. Proprietor of this house was Rabindranath Tagoe and now it is used as museum.

Carries memory of  poet Rabindranath Tagore who made Regular visit to this place
and used to stay in connection with his Zamindari. It is located at a distance of about twenty km.
from main town.


Shat Gombuj  Mosque

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District: Bagerhat >Shat Gombuj Mosque

There has three world heritage sites in Bangladesh. The Shat Gombuj Mosque in Bagerhat district is one of them. It is a 15th century Islamic Building situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat, on the beside of the Sundarbans.

The Sixty Pillar Mosque or the Shat Gambuj, a mosque situated in Bagerhat district, on the eastern bank of a water tank name takur dighi is one of the ancient mosques in the country, and is described as "historic mosque representing the Golden Era of Muslim Bengal". It is Established over an area
of 160 feet (49 m)x108 feet (33 m) size. The Shat Gombuj mosque is unique in the sense that it has sixty pillars that support

77 exquisitely curved "low squat domes" that have Assumed away with the passage of time; it has 7central domes that are 4-sided and built in Bengali form. It was used for prayers, assembly hall and madrasa. Seventy 7 domes are over the roof and 4 smaller ones at the 4 corners are towers. The towers were used to call for prayers. The huge prayer hall has eleven arched doorways on the east and seven each on the north and south which provide ventilation and light to the hall. There are also seven longitudinal aisles and eleven deep-drawing bays in the midst of slim columns which made of stone. The curving arches by these columns supported that are overlaid by the domes. There has 11 mihrab inside the west wall that are decorated with stonework and terracotta's and the flooring is of brickwork. The walls and the mihrabs were invaded by sulphates. Most of the damages have been reformed. It was founded in 1440 by ruler Khan Jahan Ali.

The arches are six feet (1.8 m) thick with a slight taper over the hollow and round walls. The mosque also functioned as the court of Khan Jahan Ali. It now attracts a huge number of traveler and visitors every year. The Shat Gombuj mosque is equipped mainly with terracotta and bricks.