Thursday, December 9, 2010

Riverine Natural Beauty of Shibchar, Madaripur

In our primary education, we have read that Bangladesh is criss-crossed by hundreds of rivers. The situation can not be realized without visiting the Shariatpur (শরীয়তপুর), Madaripur (মাদারীপুর) and other southern districts. If someone wants to take the taste of real Bangla, the taste of Bivutivushan's (বিভূতিভুষণ) Bangladesh then he must go shariatpur and Madaripur districts. Rivers along with green fields, Bogs, marshes, low lying lands besides the households delineates a typical nature of green Bangladesh.


It is not difficult to reach in Shibchar (শিবচর) from Dhaka. If anybody wishes then he can come back in Dhaka after visiting Shibchar within a day. At first one have to go Mawa ghat. There are a lot of bus services from Gulistan to Mawa ghat (মাওয়া ঘাট). From Mawa one can take his journey by launch, Speed boat or trawler. The shortest way to Shibchor is to reach in Shaiatpur ghat. If anybody wants to visit the Shariatpur ends then he has to go Majhir ghat by launch or speed boat.










Sunday, September 12, 2010

Celebration of Eid In Dhaka, Bangladesh


Eid Prayer


After The Eid Prayer



Someone wants to provide money to the poor. And the Beggars attacked him to grab the money.




Begging in front of Mosque


Street Urchins sharing and counting their Eid Selami.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Portraits of Dhaka City Before Eid

Dhaka is a city of 13 million people. More than half of its population leave Dhaka During Eid. But the risks, delays and not getting tickets could not stop them and such is their urge to spend Eid with their families.













Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lalbagh Fort, Dhaka


Lalbagh Fort


Lalbagh Fort Front View

The fort of Aurangabad (আওরঙ্গবাদ), popularly known as the Lalbagh Fort (লালবাগ দূর্গ), was built in 1678 AD by the then Viceroy of Bengal Prince Mohammad Azam (মোহাম্মদ আজম), son of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb (আওরঙ্গজেব). The fort has a three storied structure with slender minarets at the South Gate. It has many hidden passages and a mosque of massive structure. Outstanding among the monuments of the Lalbagh Fort are the Tomb of Pari Bibi / পরি বিবি (Fairy lady) and audience room and Hummam Khana (bathing place) of Nawab Shaista Khan (নবাব শায়েস্তা খাঁ), now housing a museum. The fort was the scene of bloody battle during the first war of independence (1857) when 260 spays stationed here backed by the people revolted against British forces. It is one of the great historical places of Mughal era. A small museum is there in this fort where you will find the clothes and weapons of the Mughols.


Lalbagh Fort inside Archetectural view 01

Lalbagh fort is in the old town of Dhaka at Lalbagh. It is open 10 am - 5 pm Sunday to Friday. The capital city Dhaka predominantly was a city of the Mughals. In hundred years of their vigorous rule successive Governors and princely Viceroys who ruled the province, adorned it with many noble monuments in the shape of magnificent places, mosques, tombs, fortifications and 'Katras' often surrounded with beautifully laid out gardens and pavilions. Among these, few have survived the ravages of time, aggressive tropical climate of the land and vandal hands of man. But the finest specimen of this period is the Aurangabad Fort, commonly known as Lalbagh Fort, which indeed represents the unfulfilled dream of a Mughal Prince. It occupies the southwestern part of the old city, overlooking the Buriganga (বুড়িগঙ্গা) on whose northern bank it stands as a silent sentinel of the old city.


Rectangular in plan, it encloses an area of 1082' by 800' and in addition to its graceful lofty gateways on southeast and northeast corners and a subsidiary small unpretentious gateway on north, it also contains within its fortified perimeter a number of splendid monuments, surrounded by attractive garden. These are a small 3-domed mosque, the mausoleum of Bibi Pari the reputed daughter of Nawab Shaista Khan and the Hammam and Audience Hall of the Governor. The main purpose of this fort was to provide a defensive enclosure of the palatial edifices of the interior and as such was a type of palace-fortress rather than a siege fort.


Lalbagh Fort Inside Architectural View 02

Lalbagh Fort Paintings

Lalbagh Fort 17th Century Paintings

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dhakeswari Temple (Mandir), Dhaka

Dhakeswari Temple (ঢাকেশ্বরী মন্দির) is one of the most oldest temple in Bangladesh. It was established by Ballal Sen (বল্লাল সেন) in 12th century. Some historians predict that the name of Dhaka city was derived from the name of this temple. Bangladesh government gave it the distinction of national temple. After the demolition of Ramna Kali Mondir (রমনা কালী মন্দির) by Pakistan army in 1971, Dhakeswari temple got the focus as a most important Hindu worship place in Bangladesh. This temple was renovated several times due to destruction in 1971 and in 1989/1990. This temple is very near to Dhaka University and can be reached by hiring a Rikshaw or Auto vehicles. It takes only 15-20 minutes from Dhaka University Campus.






Picture 007

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ahsan Manjil, Dhaka

Ahsan Manzil (আহসান মঞ্জিল) is one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bangladesh. It is a giant building and the history of the building is preserved here in the museum. This building is considered very important due to its political witness. The construction of the palace was begun in 1859 and completed in 1872. Abdul Ghani named it Ahsan Manzil after his son Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah (নবাব খাজা আহসানউল্লাহ). The newly built palace first came to be known as the Rang Mahal (রংমহল). On April 7, 1888. Recognising the historical and architectural importance of the Ahsan Manzil, the government of Bangladesh took the initiative to renovate it. In 1985 Ahsan Manzil and its surroundings were acquired. After the completion of the renovation work in 1992 under the supervision of the Directorate of Public Works and Architecture, it was brought under the control of Bangladesh National Museum (20 September 1992). A museum has been established there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Golden Temple, Bandarban

In Bandarban, you can visit Keukaradang Hill, Nilachal, Chimbuk, Meghla Lake and a lot of other natural beauty. Bandarban city itself is very different from other city of Bangladesh. It is a hilly city, full of tribal evidence. You can taste some hilly fruits from the local market. Market places of Bandarban attracts the tourists. The markets have various types of tribal clothes like Thami, Lungi and Shal etc.



There is a very interesting tourist attraction near Bandarban city is Golden temple (স্বর্ণমন্দির). This Golden Temple exhibits unique Arakanese Architecture (South-East Asia style) and houses Lord Buddha's dhatu (material remains of a holy person) and the second largest statue of Lord Buddha in Bangladesh. It is obviously an important architectural structure in Bangladesh. So, Who wants to visit Bandarban should not miss the chance to visit this temple.