Saturday, June 3, 2017

Singair Masjid (Singair Mosque) at Bagerhat, Bangladesh

In my post about Shat Gambuj Masjid, I mentioned that during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud, a saint general Khan Jahan Ali decorated Bagerhat (aka Khalifabad) town with lots of mosques. The group of mosques helped Bagerhat to be enlisted into UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Singair Masjid is one of these archeological assets.


Singair Masjid
Located on the south west corner of the great Shat Gambuj Masjid, Singair Masjid can be reached by one minute walking from the gigantic one.


Like other historical mosques of Bagerhat this one was also constructed in 15th century. The mosque has a square shaped architecture made of tempered brick (terra cotta). Each side is 12.04 meter long and its each wall’s thickness is 2.1 meter.

The eastern side of the wall contains three gates. Among them, the central gate is larger than others. The northern and southern wall has only one entrance. A decorated “mihrab” is placed in the western wall.


The beautiful architecture has a large and heavily built dome with four thick miners on four sides. Singair Masjid is an example of Tughlaq style architecture.


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