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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  • It's a very nice place. Must take a local guide. They charge few bucks, but it will be worthy. It's a rare beauty where history will whisper in ur ears. Must visit once.  more »
  • Worth visiting this place.. history will knock your thoughts.. quite nicely maintained ..but you may feel little disturbed the way a few locals posed as guides and follow up with you .. You may not ac...  more »
  • This is an awesome place near hajarduari. Its familiar and there is group of place like this. So u can visit with family and children's also.  more »
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  • Good historical place to visit, neat and clean , feel like hanging out there for a long tine
  • It is also a famous historical place of murshidabad.murshid kuli khan made this masjid in his time...after his death he was buried under the stairs of this masjid....and the name of murshidabad came from his name....good place for kids...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This place have a great historical interest.

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