Miya Bari Jame Mosque in Barisal

Miya Bari Jame Mosque  An ancient establishment of the country built in the Mughal period, Karapur Mia Bazar Mosque. The Jami Mosque is located in the village of North Karaapur under Sadar upazila of Barisal district. There are six doors below the double-storey mosque, three doors in the double-storey, three domes, eight large and 12 small minarets.

Miya Bari Jame Mosque 

It is a mosque built at the beginning of the British period in the greater Barisal region. The founder of this mosque, Hayat Mahmud, was exiled to the Prince of Wales because of his revolt against the British rule and his zamindari of Bourgeoog Ummedpur was taken away. The storied mosque has a large tank on the east side and a small pond on the west. It is easy to reach this mosque in 30 to 45 minutes by motorbike, autorickshaw and mahudra carton from Nathulabad bus station of Barisal Sadar and Hatem Ali Chowmatha.

Historical no inscription is found in this mosque in the traditional Barisal region of south of Bangladesh. According to historians, the mosque was probably built in the early 18th century. According to the locals, a person named Hayat Mahmud, the founder of this mosque, He was exiled on the island of Prince of Wales because of the rebellion against British rule at the beginning of British rule. During this exile, he lost his zamindari of Umedpur.

He returned home after 16 years of exile and constructed a double-storeyed mosque and excavated two dighies. The mosque is originally built on a height of 3.0 meters or on the second floor. The main prayer room or mosque room located on the high ground or in the staircase is 13.49 meters long and the width is 6.10 meters. The front of the mosque has an unhindered courtyard. The brick, rectangular rectangular wall of 1.65 meters thick, is made of lime-stocking.

With the architecture of the mosque, there is a slight match with Shaista Khan Mosque built by Shayta Khan in old Dhaka. The east wall of the mosque has 3 entrances. Each of the entrances has two arches. The outer vault is multifunctional and the higher and the inner arch is peak or Gothic. The walls of the north and the south have a window similar to the same doorway. There are three mihrabs on the western wall inside the mosque. In the middle of the peak arch design mihrab, the middle is bigger than the middle.

Besides, there are several niches on the wall inside the mosque. The top of the mosque has 3 dome with orange peak. The middle dome is a little larger in size. There are twenty-four minarets on the four sides of the dome, namely 8 large and 16 small sized monuments surrounded by roofs. The walls of the mosque, dome, minarets, carnis and interior walls have beautiful ornamental floral and flowers.

There is a 16-steps ladder on the east side to enter the mosque. There are two graves in the empty space below the stairs. A madrasa is located beside the ground floor of the mosque. At present, Muslim architecture is listed and supervised by the Department of theories of theories as a protected archaeological heritage of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Locals said that the road to the house of Athath Mia inside the mosque from Karapur road was beneficial for people’s commute if the road was paved. Presently, due to brick fielding (fireball), the visitors are worried about rain in the rain.

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