is the second largest seaport of Bangladesh.In Bangladesh
Economy Mongla Port plays a vital role. There are a
good number of prawn hatcheries in Mongla.
Shat Gambuj Mosque
mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the
inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near
the seacoast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure
saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest
torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus
of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin
Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as 'Khalifalabad'
(present Bagerhat). Khan Jahan aborned his city with
numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings,
the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the
most imposing and largest multidomed mosques in Bangladesh,
known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid (160'X108'). The stately
fabric of the monument, serene and imposing, stands
on the eastern bank of an unusually vast sweet-water
tank, clustered around by the heavy foliage of a low-laying
countryside, characteristic of a sea-coast landscape. So
in the year 1459 the great Azam Ulugh Khan Jahan established
this mosque, which called Shat Gambuj Mosjid. In Bengali
Shat means the number 60. Though it is called Shat Gambuj
Mosjid, actually the numbers of Gamboj in the mosque
are 81. The mosque roofed over with 77 squat domes,
including 7 chauchala or four-sided pitched Bengali
domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall, although
provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each
on north and south for ventilation and light, presents
a dark and somber appearance inside. It is divided into
7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of
slender stone columns, from which springs rows of endless
arches, supporting the domes. Six feet thick, slightly
tapering walls and hollow and round, almost detached
corner towers, resembling the bastions of fortress,
each capped by small rounded cupolas, recall the Tughlaq
architecture of Delhi.
Gombuj Mosque - Bagerhat]
general appearance of this noble monument with
its stark simplicity but massive character reflects
the strength and simplicity of the builder. This
mosque is 160 ft long and 108 ft. in its width.
This is one of the most beautiful archeological
and historical Mosque in Bangladesh made by red
archeological beauty of this Mosque enchants the tourist
till now. Besides this Mosque an archeological museum
is there where you can find that times archeological
and historical materials.
Shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali
the Shat Gambuj Mosque, shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan
Ali is only 3 km ahead. You can go there by rickshaw
(a three wheeled peddler). A great number of tourist
goes the shrine to pray for this great man Hajrat Khan
Jahan Ali. From this shrine a steamer goes to the Thakur
Dighi where you will find the ancient crocodiles in
this Dighi. (Dighi is a local name of larger pond) Besides
this Dighi a Nine Gambuj Mosque is an attraction also
for the tourists.
is another tourist spot, which is in Jessore district,
under Khulna Division. Sagordari is famous for the residence
of Great poet Michael Modhusudon Datta, famous for his
wonderful composition of sonnets. He was born in the
year 1824 and died in 1873. This two-storied residence,
which is known as Michel Modhusudon museum, is now under
the custody of Bangladesh Archeological Department,
where you can see the daily usage materials of the great
poet. Every year from 25-30 January a great mela (exhibition)
is organized here, which is called Modhumela need after
our beloved poet. A huge crowd comes to Shagordari every
year for the occasion of this mela.
Shilaidaha Thakur Bari
Thakur Bari was made by the forth father-in-law Prince
Darkanath Tagore of great poet Robindranath Tagore.
Now it is a museum where you can see the daily usage
materials of Tagore family.
In Kustia you also can visit the Shrine of Lalan
Shah, the great folk singer of Bangladesh. His folk
songs are popularly known as Lalan Giti. You can
also visit to the Mujib Nagar. Mujib Nagar Smriti
Shoudh is built by 23 Stambha at 20 acrs areas of land.
At the time of liberation war in 1971 Mujib Nagar was
the temporary capital of Bangladesh.