Star Mosque

Star Mosque

The star mosque is not a sign of the Mughal or the Sultanate stamp, but the visitors have taken a lot of attention. It is also among the more aesthetic mosques of Dhaka. They are situated on the Abul Khayrat road in Armanitola, Old Dhaka. This mosque, built on a blue marble star on the white marble dome, was built in the early eighteen rituals. It was not built on the date of the construction of the mosque. Taraya starred in the mosque was not starred at first. The way I see it, it was not even there. Even when the mosque was built, its name was not known as a star mosque.

It is known that in the eighteenth century, in the ‘Mahalla Alley Abu Sayid’ in Dhaka (later Jar was named Armanitola), Zamindar Mirza Golam Pir (Mirza Ahmad Jan) was the grandson of Dhaka’s wealthy person, Mir Abu Saeed. Mirza Golam Pir (Mirza Ahmad Jan) built this mosque. It was initially known as Mirza Saheb’s Mosque. It was also known as Sitara mosque. Mirza Golam Pir died in 1860. Later, in 1926, Ali Jan Bepari, the local businessman of Dhaka, reformed the mosque. He added a verandah on the east side of the mosque. At that time, Tarar Motiep decorated with colorful tiles of Japan. From the dome to the walls of the mosque, the mosque was later known as the mosque due to the overwhelming design of the decoration.

The mosque has its impact on the mosque. This type of feature was noticed in the Masjid of Dhaka. It is interesting to note that in the seventeenth century the architecture of Delhi, Agra and Lahore, the principality of Mughal architecture styled.
At the time of Mirza Ghulam, the mosque was three domed, 33 feet (10.06 meters) in length and 12 feet (4.04 meters) in width. At the time of the reform of Ali Jan, a verandah was erected in the east of the mosque in 1926. They were made from three domes to five domes on the verandah of the mosque. The old Mehrab was broken by two domes and three new Mehrab was made. At present, the length of the mosque is 70 feet (21.34 meters), width 26 feet (7.98 meters).

How to go there?

Star Mosque is located in Abul Khairat Road, Armanitola 1100, in Old Dhaka. It’s about 350m north of the Armenian Church. From anywhere in Dhaka city can go to old Dhaka easily via the buses or CNG. Or From Gulistan, Motijeel can go to Old Dhaka via the Rickshaws.

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