Katra Masjid, Murshidabad
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TheKatra 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.Plan to visit Katra Masjid and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Murshidabad attractions using our Murshidabad vacation trip planner.
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When I visited the Mosque a question came to my mind. What it must have been looks like in its full glory!! Situated amidst a large garden, this mosque stands proudly, although in deteriorating state.... read more »
Murshid-Quli-Khan was a converted Muslim and established this mosque as an Islamic center. Now there is nothing to see except his grave under the stair of entrance
Now a set of ruins which hint at former glory - Still a charming and peaceful place. The enclose courtyard infront of the mosque is amazing. Well worth a visit
katra masjid was built by Nawab Murshid kuli khan.He was buried under the stairs of this mosque.This is a quite big mosque.
Katra meaning bazar & market,katra masjid is tomb and mosque of murshid quli khan,this mosque is owned by asi/archaeological survey of india and travelled sonspered by west bengal tourism
I mosque with large historical importance
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