Sixty Dome Mosque

The Sixty Dome Mosque (Lang-bn|ষাট গম্বুজ মসজিদ) (more commonly known as "Shait Gumbad Mosque" or "Saith Gunbad Masjid") is the largest historical mosque in Bangladesh and one of the most impressive Muslim architectural structures on the Indian Subcontinent. It is located in Bagerhat in southern Bangladesh. [cite web
url=http://banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/S_0313.htm
title=Shatgumbad Mosque
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accessdate=2007-07-11
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The mosque was built by Khan Jahan Ali in the 15th century and has walls of unusually thick, tapered brick in the Tughlaq style and a hut-shaped roofline that anticipates later styles. There are over seventy low domes while the interior is divided into many aisles and bays by slender columns which culminate in numerous arches that support the roof. [cite web
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title=Shait Gumbad Mosque
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accessdate=2007-07-11
]

The mosque is decorated mostly with terracotta and bricks.

ee also

*Mosque city of Bagerhat
*Binat Bibi mosque
*Star Mosque
*Baitul Mukarram

Notes

External links

* [http://banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/S_0313.htm Shatgumbad Mosque at Banglapedia]


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