Binat Bibi Mosque
|Binat Bibi Mosque|
|বিনত বিবির মসজিদ|
Binat Bibi Mosque in 2007
|Location||Narinda, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
Binat Bibi Mosque is the earliest surviving mosque in Dhaka built in 1454 by Bakht Binat, the daughter of Marhamat. It was during the rule of the Sultan of Bengal, Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (r. 1435–1459). The mosque is located beside the Hayat Bepari's Bridge in Narinda area.
The mosque is a square, single domed mosque measuring 12 feet (3.7 m) square internally with a single hemispherical dome atop the square room. Entrances are from east, north and south. Pre-Mughal features included the curved cornices and battlements, corner octagonal turrets, and arches on the south, north and eastern sides. The ornamentation is modest and the building is coated with plaster.
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- "Pre-Mughal structure in ruin: Binat Bibi mosque partly demolished". The New Nation. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
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