Jahan Kosha Cannon, Murshidabad

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  • It was bulit by Janardan Karmakar of Dhaka. A large cannon and one visiting Murshidabad must watch it. Very near to Katra Masjid..  more »
  • Its a really big cannon it is the best scene of our history you can came here by an auto or a bus so please visit.  more »
  • From historic period this is a canon used by Ancestors and it's beautiful work of human brain of pre computer era.  more »
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  • Very good historical place,last year I visited this place & enjoyed very much.
  • This place is famous for the Jahan Kosha Gun, made during the reign of Shah Jahan in 1637 AD.
  • 'Destroyer of the world' as it literally means, Jahan Kosha Cannon is one of massive war cannons present in Murshidabad. The cannon is one massive Iron body located in small square land encircled by houses of local residents which in many ways defies the historical aura of its time. However, this is still a place to visit and admire the history. There is a saying that the cannon when measured from one end to the other does not measure the same when measured vice versa. :)
  • Historical place where u will find a huge old canon 7- 8 feet in length.which belongs to nawab of bangla
  • A quarter of a mile to the south east of Katra Mosque is Tope Khana, the site of the Nawab's Artillery Park and the east entrance gate of the old capital, protected on the east, throughout the length of the eastern limits of the city, by Gobra Nala, known locally as the Katra Jheel. Here lies the great gun called the Jahan Kosha "destroyer of the world", which originally rested on a carriage with wheels, embedded in a peepal tree which had grown by its side and held it about four feet high from the ground lifting it up en masse. The wheels have disappeared. The iron work of the carriage and the trunnions are still visible. The cannon is made of a composition of eight metals, namely gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, mercury, iron and tin. It is 17 ft and 6 inches long, with a girth of 5 ft at the touch hole end. The diameter of the touch hole is 1-1/2 inches, and that of the orifice is 6 inches. The cannon weighs about 7,900 kgs and 17 kgs gunpowder was required for a single shelling.
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