Star Mosque (Tara Masjid), Dhaka City

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  • This beautiful historical mosque is situated in Old Dhaka. Beautifully decorated with motifs of blue stars. A serene place from the hustle of city life.  more »
  • This mosque dates back to the 19th century and is particularly for its special mosaics. The entire Mosque is decorated with flower motifs, vases, sickles and stars, all made of colored pieces of glass and tiles. Particular the image of Mount Fuji in this mosque, less strange when you consider that Japanese have made the mosaics.
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  • The rickshaw run, arrived and was more than a little mosque (? ), I was a little disappointed. People just in the intently praying and felt the formality. Note that the person requesting the chip when you can buy "saw your shoes, take off your shoes, but there was.
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  • The Star Mosque very old Mosque in Dhaka city, but it’s looking is not old, it’s a very fashionable and gorgeous in the world. The Star mosque is the famous and historical mosque in Bangladesh. This Mosque internal and external looks fantastic and its carry our tradition. This Mosque internal design, lighting and finishing is perfect. It’s standby Armanitola in Old Dhaka. I am sure, every visitor loves this Mosque.
  • This is a great historical place. I feel glad to see this every day
  • Star Mosque was first built by Mirza Ghulam Pir, as a three-domed oblong edifice. But an over-enthusiastic and zealous merchant named Ali Jan Bepari completely remodeled and reconstructed it with extremely delicate and richly colored tiles of variegated patterns. Ali Jan has added the new verandah, that is mentioned in the introduction, on the east and spent lavishly on importing Japanese and English decorated China clay tiles to improve the inner and outer show of the mosque. It is now a five-domed structure. In 1987, two domes have been raised on an extension to the northern side without any respect to its antiquity, architectural style, and decoration. Architecture Built in the Mughal style by Mirza Ghulam in the late 18th century, this mosque was originally a simple rectangular mosque, measuring 33' x 11' with three doorways on the east façade (main façade) and one on the north wall and another on the south wall. Three domes crowned the mosque, the central one being the larger. Towers accented the corners and the façades displayed plastered panel decoration. In early 20th century, Ali Jan Bepari financed its renovation when a front verandah was added. The surface was redone in 'Chini Tikri', a popular broken china decoration. The mosque is one of the very few examples of exclusive chinitikri mosaic, found in the striking blue star mosaic, which gave the mosque its name Star Mosque. In 1987, the prayer hall was extended by the Department of Architecture to include two more domes.[2] It was decorated with imported china clay tiles and used both methods of applying chinitikri and used solid colour, cur clay tiles and formed patterns by placing the coloured tiles in white plaster. The domes and the exterior are covered with different coloured star shaped china clay tiles. The upper portion of the eastern façade also incorporates a crescent motif. The work assumed another texture by using assorted glazed tiles on the interior. The three mibrabs and the doorways are decorated with mosaic floral pattern. A plant and vase motif is repeated as a decorative element on the pendantive and the interior of the verandah wall.
  • This mosque is one of its kind. The star decorated mosque is must visit place for enthusiastic.
  • Beautiful mosque and a historical one. Tara means star in Bengali and Urdu. The designs of stars decorated in blue on the walls worth it's name. Enchanting ornate design made this mosque a unique peace of Islamic architecture.

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