Sixty Domes Mosque

Sixty Domes Mosque
  The Sixty Dome Mosque more commonly known as Shait Gambuj Mosque is the largest in that country from the Sultanate period. It has been described as “the most impressive Muslim monuments in the whole of the Indian subcontinent. In the middle of the 15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the mangrove forest of the Sundarbans, near the coast in the Bagerhat District by a saint-General, named Khan Jahan Ali. He preached in an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah, then known as ‘Khalifalabad’ Khan Jahan adorned this city with more than a dozen mosques, the ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multi-domed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid  The construction of the mosque was started in 1442 and it was completed in 1459.  

Quick Facts

Location: Bagerhat, Khulna, Bangladesh.

Built: 15th Century.

Built for: Khan Jahan Ali.

Area:  160 feet long, 108 feet wide

Style: Tughlaq

Total Domes: 81. 77 main domes(60 stone pillars), 4 domes in the corner pillars. 

Prayer time: Regular 5 times a day.