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Katra Masjid, Murshidabad

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The Katra Masjid is a mosque and the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan built between 1723 and 1724. It is located in the north eastern side of the city of Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal. Its importance lies not only as a great centre of Islamic learning but also for the tomb of Murshid Quli Khan, who is buried under the entrance staircase. The most striking feature is the two large corner towers having loopholes for musketry.At present it is maintained and protected by the Archaeological Survey of India and the Government of West Bengal.EtymologyClose to the mosque was a bazaar and Katra means bazaar while Masjid means mosque. So the total sums up to: Katra Masjid or Market Mosque, a mosque in a market.ConstructionMurshid Quli Khan on reaching old age, expressed his desire to construct his tomb adjacent to a mosque. He entrusted the responsibility for constructing the mosque to his trusted follower who was an architect, Murad Farash Khan.
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  • The architecture had been well planned. The tomb is located in secured place. There is a Shiva temple just besides this architecture indicating co-existence of 2 religions  more »
  • Another best attractive tourist spot is katra... better visiting time is between 2pm to 5pm to avoid sun light  more »
  • Been here while I was on tour to my offices in murshidabad district. Not very far away from the main town of berhampore. Amazing architecture. A place with tranquility and peace. Must visit in berhamp...  more »
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  • There was a market during the time of nabab and people used to pray here. A great place must visit. Guides are not that bad they will charge ₹ 50~60
  • It's a beautiful mosque (masjid) one's upon a time here gather so many Muslim people for pray .now it's a beautiful historical place.
  • I am so happy katra mosjith daklam
  • It is the historical place where thousand history is hidden. Beside the State highways. Thousand of traveler come here every day. Very nice place.
  • Karta masjid is good ..... There is a big yard ... No need to hire a guide .... Around garden is very nice & greeny .... The wall of this masjid is very old and you can see the work nicely ....

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