Monday, February 18, 2013


One  of  the  most  graceful  monument of the  Sultanate period is the  Chhota Sona Masjid  or Small Golden Mosque  at  Gaur in Chapainawabganj  Rajshahi
  Built by one Wali Muhammad  during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Husain Shah (1493-1519). Originally it was roofed over with 15 gold-gilded domes including the 3 Chauchala domes in the middle row, from which it derives its curious name.he mosque was built during the reign of

SultanHussain Shah  between 1493 and 1519. The fifteen domes of the mosque were once gilded, giving the mosque the name of Choto Shona Masjid (Small Golden Mosque). The mosque is one of the best-preserved

, sultana  monuments under protection by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Governments of Bangladesh. The gilding that gave the building its name does not exist anymore. The mosque premise, which covers an area of 42 m from east to west by 43.5 m from north to south, was originally surrounded by an outer wall (now restored) with a gateway in the middle of the east side.

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