Katra Masjid
Katra Masjid
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Prabir G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2,739 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A. Opening Hours : 8 am till 6 pm
B. Entry Ticket: Free entry
C. Location : About 2 km from Lalbag,
                       Murshidabad
                                          
D. Travel mode : Electric rickshaw available

      Katra Masjid was built in the year 1724 by Nawab Murshidkl Quli Khan. His tomb also lies beneath one of the staircases of the structure. It's a brick structure, squarish in shape and had surrounding double storied cells with domes on too. Four minars was there on four corners of the structure. The structure was heavily damaged in a major earthquake in 1897.
  We visited this place during our recent Murshidabad trip in mid January 2024. As we entered through the curated garden, two large watch towers at the corners was most visible. The tombed two storied building surrounding the mosque was glowing in the afternoon sun. These were used as mdrasa fir Islamic teachings. It's construction and design is completely unusual of a mosque ant it more looked as a fortress. The large square brick platform used for prayer, looked great. The main prayer hall was severely damaged in the earthquake and the entire roof is destroyed. The most heartening attraction of the place is the grave of Murshid Quli Khan. It is built under the Southern staircase and a iron net was built on top of the grave so that the dust from the visitors shoe can drop on the Nawab's grave. Such an unthinkable humility.
   A must visit for travellers to Murshidabad.
 

                     
                       
     
Written 23 January 2024
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Tamalika M
671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Katra Mosque was built by the first Nawab of Bengal - Murshid Quli Khan, after whom the town of Murshidabad is named. The prayer area is huge, although this mosque is no longer used for namaz now. The structure has suffered nature's wrath a lot, some of the portions of the mosque have broken down. Still, the Katra mosque is worth a visit, while in Murshidabad.
It is said that many Hindu temples were demolished and the brick from those temples were used to build this mosque. To repent for this act, Murshid Quli Khan ordered that he should be buried just below the entrance to the mosque so that every time a person climbs the stairs to reach the mosque would cross over his body, their footsteps dust would help cleanse his sin.
Written 30 May 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,539 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
One of the famous attractions in Murshidabad, Katra Masjid strikes you with its architectural beauty even as it comes into view. Full of history.
Written 25 May 2023
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Wansbrough2012
Weston super Mare, UK959 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
An interesting historical site that was a mosque in its former life. It’s where the grave of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan (the first Nawab of Bengal) lies. Our guide walked us around and explained the history then showed us the earthquake damage that destroyed two of the domed roofs
Written 2 January 2023
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Rajjak hossain
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
The Katra Masjid is a former caravanserai, mosque and the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan. It was built between 1723 and 1724.[1] It is one of the largest caravanserais in the Indian subcontinent. It was built during the 18th century, when the early modern Bengal Subah was a major hub of trade in Eurasia. The Katra Masjid is located in the north eastern side of the city of Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal. The most striking feature of the structure are the two large corner towers having loopholes for musketry.
Written 17 September 2022
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Hasanur Islam
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Historically relevant. Do hire a guide for more intrigue info about this place. Keep 1 hour to enjoy the architectural marvel of the place. It is said that no rods etc used for the construction and many bricks used for the construction are parts of razed temples.
Written 16 September 2022
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Mʀ Khaledy
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is the oldest and most imposing islamic architecture at Murshidabad built by Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan. It is also the tomb of him.You should definitely visit this place to witness such a wonderful architecture and it is completely free of cost you don't have to pay a penny for entrance. Best time to visit is obviously winter but you can explore it anytime.
Historically relevant. Do hire a guide for more intrigue info about this place. Keep 1 hour to enjoy the architectural marvel of the place. It is said that no rods etc used for the construction and many bricks used for the construction are parts of razed temples.
Written 14 September 2022
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Kolkata
Kolkata (Calcutta), India2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Like a wow Pictures . Its an old historical place .Must visit place in Murshidabad .Entry is free to Katra masjid.
Written 2 August 2022
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Radhika Sutodiya
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Its an old historical place with great historical importance. Visit this place when you are visiting murshidabad district in west bengal. It will tale less than 20 mins to stop and have a quick view. Guides are available in Hindi and Bengali. Great coconut water sold outside this mosque. Jiagung station is the closest to this place.

Written 28 February 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Must visit place in Murshidabad is KATRA MASJID. The tomb of MURSHID KULI KHAN are inside the mosque. Take a guided tour for half and hour will be more better to understand this places historical importance.
Written 22 December 2021
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