Bibi Begoni Moshijd, Bagerhat [Travel guide]

Bibi Begoni Mosque, Bagerhat, Credit: Johan Parves

Bibi Begani  Mosque is approximately 800 meters from the Bagerhat district, sixty-domed mosque is located on the west bank of the domed ghoradighira an ancient mosque. The Department of Archeology of Bangladesh has been rebuilt according to the original plan of the mosque including the extensive renovation of the mosque.

This mosque is made of brick. Although modeled on the mosque's qibla wall of the mosque sinra or Singra has a semi-circular arched inward three mihrab. The mihrab projection is different from other mosques. A circular peak position on the two corners of both sides has partially disrupted the construction style. There are four minarets in its four corners.

The length of the mosque outside the mosque is 16.15 m and inside 10.058 m and the walls are 3.048 m thick. The east wall has 3 arches and an arched doorway on the north and south walls. The hall of the building is covered with a large hemispherical brick-shaped dome which is placed on half-domoidal squints.

Outside the narrow square round towers of the four corners, the lower part of the turret is made and the top is homemade. Their height did not exceed the ceiling cornice limit.

At present there is very little left of terracotta ornaments in the mihrab, archway and four-tower monastery. These include lingerie and chain design, rose petal blossom and ornamented artistic arches.

According to a local tradition, Bibi Beguni was one of the wives of Khan Jahan Ali. Accordingly, She was a concubine and built the Khan Jahan building on her grave. However, there is no excavation inside the building so there is no cemetery inside it.

How to go

From Saidabad in Dhaka every day, from 6am to 10am and from 7pm to 10pm, many vehicles leave - Meghna (0171717388553), Bonfool, tourist (01711131078), Falguni, Ara, Baleshwar, Hamim and Dola.
Apart from this, the villages of Sohag (01718679302), Shakura (01711010450), Hanif and Eagle leave from Gabtali leave. Rent 300 to 400 taka It takes about 7 hours to travel.

Intercontinental train can go to Khulna on Sundarbans Express and then go to Bagerhat by bus. It takes about 40 minutes to go from Rupsa to Bagerhat.
Seven kilometers from the bus stand and sixty-domed mosque square in the west, 3 kilometers away from the mausoleum of Khanjahan Ali (RA). Rickshaw worth Tk 30 The north-west dikere Shatgumbad horses along the way passing the tank on the left hand straight to the west, you'll see the path of the mosque Bibi begani.

There are many hotels in Bagerhat Sadar. There are also government guesthouses. Stay here at the Momtaj Hotel on Rail Road. Although this hotel has fewer facilities, the quality of service is fair and cost is a bit more. Apart from this, there are more hotels to stay around this hotel. In addition to Khan Jahan Ali's shrine, he can stay at the Main Highway in the "Hotel Abhi". Rent 400 Taka Phone: 01833742623

In addition to staying in Bagerhat, Hotel Al Amin (0468-63168, 01718692737, AC double room 1 thousand taka, non AC room 1 to 4 hundred taka) adjacent to the central bus station and hotel estates (0468-63075, 01722858313, 1 st There is no AC room for `4 hundred rupees).
It is also possible to reach Khagna from Bagerhat for 1 hour from Khulna.

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