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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  • October 3, 2017
    The Mosque is oldest and having resemblance of power and trill from outside and inside for whoever visit the same. Gardens are well decorated, passageways are finely maintained with brick tearing down...  more »
  • September 11, 2017
    A very beautiful mosque. Very big in size, with a big lush green garden out front welcoming you to this beautiful monument. Best part is these attractions are never too crowded and that makes it very ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Found this to be as compelling as the more famous Hazarduari. Take a guide for Rs. 50 and get him to explain the significance of the place. It was very interesting to see a Hindu temple within the sam...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    I am so happy katra mosjith daklam
  • April 16, 2017
    It is the historical place where thousand history is hidden. Beside the State highways. Thousand of traveler come here every day. Very nice place.
  • May 11, 2017
    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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