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Baitul Mukarram Mosque, India

From series “Top Largest and Famous Mosques Worldwide”
Year: 1960.

Baitul Mukarram is the National Mosque of Bangladesh. Located at the centre of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, the mosque name translates as a “The Holy House”. The structure of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque resembles the Kaaba in Mecca. For the building were used quite unusual materials. The main building material was a light stone, then the walls were lined with the black panels.

Baitul Mukarram Mosque, India Near the entrance to the mosque you can see an artificial pond with fountains and decorative plants. The mosque was finished in 1960. Abdulhusein Thariani was the author of the project. A special attention deserves a luxurious cupola of the mosque. It is decorated with delicate curving and golden panels. The mosque is surrounded with a pure white marble square. At the background of the light shades, vivid flowerbeds look very impressive.

When the mosque was projected the architect could save the main principles of the traditional Mughal architecture. However, this mosque has several features that make it not a precise copy of Kaaba’s mosque. The building was put on a high platform. The National Mosque’s building is eight storied and its main building doesn’t have a cupola, as in many other mosques. Excessive ornamentation is avoided throughout the mosque, since minimizing ornamentation is typical of modern architecture. The building has two inner yards that’s why the temperature there is always comfortable. Next - Mezquita Mosque

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ATM bankomat: 'Sonali Bank Limited ATM' located in 0.06 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Sayam Car Rental Agency' is located in 1.58 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Energy Plus CNG Filling Station' in 0.21 km
Supermarket: 'Darus Salam Arcade' in 0.12 km
Parking: 'City Bank Car Parking' in 0.68 km
Apotheek: 'Pabna Homeo Hall' in 0.07 km
Police station: 'Paltan Police Box' in 0.06 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Tazmahal Biriany & Food Palace' in 0.06 km
Railway station: 'Kamalapur Railway Station' in 1.64 km
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Top destination around Baitul Mukarram Mosque - Dhaka

The first settlement on the territory of modern Dhaka appeared in the 7th century. However, certain historical files assume that there were settlements in this area yet in the 1st century BC. At the beginning of the 7th century, the Buddhist kingdom of Kamarupa existed in this region. According to a legend, the city got its name because of a temple dedicated to goddess Dhakeshwari that was built here. In the 8th century, Dhaka became the capital of the Bengali Kingdom. When a Muslim dynasty established its reign in Dhaka in the 13th – 14th centuries, a new religion, Islam, started spreading quickly in the region.

In the 50s of the 18th century, Dhaka together with other cities became a part of British India. At the beginning of the 20th century, local people participated in the national movement and the rebellion against the British colonizers. The main purpose of the rebels was to make their homeland independent. When India finally achieved its dream of gaining independence, it was divided into two main parts, and Dhaka became the center of one of these parts. The city became the capital of Bangladesh only at the beginning of the 70s of the 20th century.
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