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Buddhism Temple in Bangladesh

Buddhism Temple 

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 18:  Parents pray for their children's success at the College Scholastic Ability Test at Chogye Buddhist temple on November 18, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.  More than 700,000 high school seniors and graduates sit for the examinations at 1,100 test centers across the country. Success in the exam, one of the most rigourous standardized tests in the world, enables students to study at Korea's top universities.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Buddhism is the third largest religion in Bangladesh with about 0.7% of population adhering to Theravada Buddhism. Over 65% of the Buddhist population is concentrated in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, where Buddhism the predominant faith of the Chakma, Marma, Tanchangya and other Jumma people, while 35% of the population are from the ancient Bengali Barua community in Chittagong. Buddhist communities are present in different cities of Bangladesh, particularly Chittagong and Dhaka. Continue reading “Buddhism Temple in Bangladesh”


Dhakeshwari National Temple

Dhakeshwari  Temple

dhakeshwari-templemDhakeshwari National Temple (Bengali: ঢাকেশ্বরী জাতীয় মন্দির Ðhakeshshori Jatio Mondir) is a famous Hindu temple in Dhaka, Bangladesh and is state-owned, giving it the distinction of Bangladesh’s “National Temple”. The name “Dhakeshwari” (ঢাকেশ্বরী Ðhakeshshori) means “Goddess of Dhaka”. The temple is located southwest of the Salimullah Hall of Dhaka University. Since the destruction of Ramna Kali Mandir in 1971 by the Pakistan Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War, the Dhakeshwari Temple has assumed status as the most important Hindu place of worship in Bangladesh. Continue reading “Dhakeshwari National Temple”

Khan Jahan’s Tomb (Bagerhat)

Khan Jahan’s Tomb

khan-jahans-tombIt is popularly called the dargah complex of khan jahan. The complex consists of the square tomb building of Khan Jahan himself; a sarcophagus of Muhammad Tahir, his diwan; a single-domed mosque and the so-called kitchen. An intermediate wall encircles the tomb of Khan Jahan and the sarcophagus of his diwan.

The Tomb of Khan Jahan, measuring 13.7m a side externally and 9.1m internally, is a brick-built square building and forms the nucleus of the complex. The four exterior angles of the building are emphasised with solid circular towers. Continue reading “Khan Jahan’s Tomb (Bagerhat)”

Nayabad Mosque, Dinajpur

Nayabad Mosque, 

noyabaad_mosque1Nayabad Mosque is situated on the bank of the Dhepa river in village Nayabad in Ramchandrapur Union under Kaharol Thana of Dinajpur district, about 20 km to the north-west of the district town. The mosque, built on about 1.15 bighas of land, has been renovated by the Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh. A madrasa has recently been built in front of the mosque. Continue reading “Nayabad Mosque, Dinajpur”

Nine-Dome Mosque, Bagerhat

Nine-Dome Mosque, Bagerhat

nine-dome-mhhosqueNine-Dome Mosque is located on the western bank of the Thakurdighi, less than half a km away to the southwest of the tomb-complex of Khan Jahan. The mosque is now a protected monument of the Department of Archaeology, Bangladesh.

It is a brick-built square structure measuring about 16.76m externally and 12.19m internally. The 2.44m thick walls on the north, south and east sides are pierced with three arched-openings on each side; the central one, set within a rectangular frame, is larger than the flanking ones Continue reading “Nine-Dome Mosque, Bagerhat”

Baitul Mokarram

Baitul Mokarram

baitul-mokarramBaitul Mukarram, also spelled as Baytul Mukarrom (Arabic: بيت المكرّم‎‎; Bengali: বায়তুল মোকাররম; The Holy House) is the national mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the center of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque was completed in 1968.[1] The mosque has a capacity of 30,000, giving it the respectable position of being the 10th biggest mosque in the world. However the mosque is constantly getting overcrowded. This especially occurs during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which has resulted in the Bangladeshi government having to add extensions to the mosque, thus increasing the capacity to at least 40,000. Continue reading “Baitul Mokarram”

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