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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  • You can come here with your family who loves history must come here I said its a good place for the history lover  more »
  • Last Sunday on 11/03/2018 visited Katra Masjid with my friend and enjoyed more & more .Captured some photos for memorable moment.  more »
  • I loved it. It has got a history to tell. ASI has maintained the place impeccably. Pay 20-50 to a guide to hear about it. read a little bit yourself if you want to filter out the exaggerations. Curren...  more »
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  • A mosque that can boast of having a Shiva Temple inside it's premises. Renovation is in progress. Maintenance is good. Guides are very friendly. Lovely place.
  • Katra mosque is a popular tourist destination place in Murshidabad. The mosque is highly maintained. It is surrounded by a huge number of trees and gardens. The whole place is so quiet and calm. It is a highly organised mosque. If you are in Murshidabad then you must visit this mosque otherwise your tour will be incomplete. Try to visit this place early to avoid queue
  • This mosque is set fairly well maintained grounds. It had cells for some 700 odd Quaranic Scholars as well as a large prayer hall. The entire structure leans because of the damage sustained in an earthquake in 1897. The ruler Murshid Quli Khan is interred in the basement, he hoped that his soul would gain salvation from the dust scatted here by the feet of the faithful.
  • Very well known place with a huge historical Masjid surrounded by beautiful garden, but lack of some caring
  • The most striking thing about the Mosque is its unique architecture.

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