Gutia Mosque is situated in Barisal, also known as Baitul Aman Mosque. The mosque was built 20 km away from Barisal in a place called Ujirpur. It is supposed that, it took 210 million BDT to build this mosque. This mosque is outstanding to look at as the best equipment’s have been used. It is well decorated with lights, frames, and has speakers of BOSE, so the Azan is very melodious. The area is huge with a Madrasa, Eidgah, pond and garden. It has 30 staffs to look after the mosque. This mosque has separate place for women to perform Salah.
Mr. Sharfuddin Ahmed Shantu established this mosque in 16th Dec, 2003. He spent 10 million dollars to build this Gutia Masjid. The designs and decorations used here are taken from Europe, Asia, and Middle East’s most famous mosque.
The mosque is a bit far from the Barisal town (বরিশাল টাউন). It is exactly beside the road of Barisal-Swarupkathi (বরিশাল-স্বরূপকাঠি). Also, it is a famous place. Everyone knows about this place. It will be better if you take any vehicle for round trip with you. You’ll find some bus for Guthia Mosque (গুঠিয়া মসজিদ) from the Dhaka bus stoppage near the town. GPS coordinate of the mosque is (22°46’57.64″N, 90°14’19.72″E).
Barisal is connected with Dhaka both by roads and rivers.
You can travel to Barisal district by road as well. Several buses drive from Gabtoli bus stand every hour to Barisal. Most of the buses go to Barisal by crossing Paturiya Ghat, but some of the bus services may also go by passing through Mawa Ghat.
Some of the names of buses that travel from Dhaka to Barisal are:
1. Sakura Paribahan, Contact: 01190658772, 01729556677
2. Eagle Paribahan, Contact: 02-9006700
3. Hanif Paribahan, Contact: 01713049559
Each bus leaves every hour from 6:00am until 10pm. The reaching point is Nokhullabad bus stand in Barisal and the journey may take 6 to 8 hours.
General bus rates:
AC Bus fare: Tk 700
Non AC bus fare: Tk 500
Local bus fare: Tk 250-Tk 300
Launch is the most comfortable and relatively safe option to travel to Barisal district from Dhaka. Quite a few launches drive to Barisal district from Dhaka at Sadarghat terminal. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.
4. Kalam Khan
Launch starts from Sadarghat at 8:00 pm and is expected to reach Barisal launch Ghat within 8 to 10 hours.
Rate of single cabin: Tk 850
Rate of double Cabin: Tk 2600
Rate of Deck: Tk 250
Barisal is also connected to Dhaka through air. Flight starts from Dhaka airport and arrive at Barisal. United airways are currently the only airline, offering flights to Barisal from Dhaka. Plane fare starts from BDT 3925. For more information, go to United Airways.
Some of the hotels available in Barisal district are as follows:-
1. Hotel Paradise Two International
Cell: +88-01717-072686, +88-01724-853590
2. Hotel Grand Plaza
Cell: +88-01711-357318, +88-01917-458088
3. Hotel Athena International
Phone: +88-0431-65109, +88-0431-65233.
4. Hotel Haq International
Beside the mosque, there is a madrasa, joined by walkway. The masjid area contains flower garden, shrubs, fruit tree which enriches its beauty. In the mosque area there are also several ponds and canals. Where visitors can spend leisure time by roaming around the compound.
Barisal is famous for sea foods. One can easily get taste of Barisal foods in local restaurants.
Musa Khan Mosque (মুসা খাঁ মসজিদ) is yet another edifice inside the Dhaka University premise that was built during the Mughal era. Location of the antique mosque is at south of Doyel Chattar, beside the Karzon Hall, opposite of the Dhaka University swimming complex. Exact Google map coordinate is (23°43'36.33"N, 90°24'2.92"E). You can find another mosque (Shahbaz Khan Mosque) near that place contemporary to this one.
Probably this mosque was built by Musa Khan, son of Isha Khan who was a prominent Zamindar from Baro Bhuiyan. It was quite unsure about the original time when it was built. Musa Khan died during 1623, but the structure of the mosque is almost similar to the Khwaja Shahbaz's Mosque and it was built during 1679. So neither the date nor the builder of the mosque is confirmed. Some people believe this one was built by either Shaista Khan or even later by Dewan Manawar Khan.
The mosque has a vault platform, and over this plinth the main architecture of the mosque is planted. It is a small building just like any other mosques during that period. It has three domes over the top. Middle one is the larger than other twos. Both the inside and outside of the mosque is plastered with cement and washed white with lime. There is a grave of Musa Khan is available at the northeast side.
The mosque has gone through several renovations. Also from the first sight it seemed to me, it is currently not under proper care. The authority just placed a signboard beside the mosque and thought their works are done. It is not a good practice to color this building with yellow this year, and next year white(I have seen this mosque in several colors over the last few years), and finally let the color be disappeared. We are not in a position to do experiment on such a precious object.)  => Array ( [name] => Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque [post_id] => 7286 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/khan-mohammad-mridha-mosque/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Khan-Mohammad-Mridha-Mosque1-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Khan Mohammad Mridha Mosque is another archaic mosque from our Dhaka city. Unlike other mosques, this one has plenty of spaces around it, and not consumed by the proximity buildings.
The mosque was built over a very high vault like platform. Using the stair, anyone can go to the upper store and able to have the beauty of the antiquity. According to the inscription of the central doorway of the mosque, it was built during 1704–05 AD by someone named Khan Muhammad Mridha, and the mosque was named after him.
The mosque has three domes at the top of it and has four pillars at the four corners with traditional ornate. If you visit the mosque, you may find that the door is closed. It usually opens at the time of the prayer.
At the eastern side of the mosque, there is a tomb exists, but no epigraph over the tomb, so it is hard to find anything further about this. Also the there is a garden available at eastern side having various kind of seasonal flowers.
There are plenty of spaces around the mosque. It will allow you to observe the mosque without any obstacle unlike any other mosques from Dhaka City. Having roads at west and north of the mosque kept it detached from other buildings.)  => Array ( [name] => Kellaband Mosque [post_id] => 1907 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/kellaband-mosque/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Kellaband-Mosque-300x200-300x200.jpg [post_content] => This three-dome mosque is about 200 year’s elderly. A concrete well & an ancient cemetery are lying beside the mosque. )  => Array ( [name] => Sat Masjid [post_id] => 7883 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/satmosjid-mohammadpur/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Sat-Masjid2-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
Sat Masjid is located in the Mohammadpur area of Dhaka city, the building exhibits seven domes- three over the prayer chamber and four over the corner towers. Hence it is known as Sat Gombuz (seven domed) Mosque. The mosque occupies the western end of a slightly raised masonry plinth 26.82m by 25.60m, which is enclosed by a low wall with a gateway in the middle of the eastern side. This arched gateway with flanking ornamental turrets is exactly in alignment with the central doorway of the mosque proper. The top of the gateway could be approached from either the north or the south by an ascending flight of steps.
The mosque proper forms a large rectangle 14.33m by 4.88m on the inside and is emphasised with massive hollow domed towers of octagonal design on the exterior angles. The prayer chamber is entered through arched doorways - three in the east and one each on the north and south sides.
Corresponding to the three eastern archways there are three semi-octagonal mihrabs inside the western wall. Beside the central mihrab there is a three-stepped masonry pulpit. The central archway and the central mihrab, including two other archways on the north and south walls, have outwardly projected frontons depicting ornamental turrets on either flank.
The interior of the mosque is divided by two wide arches into three conventional divisions - a large central square bay and a smaller rectangular bay on either side. The roof is covered with three slightly bulbous domes on octagonal drums, the central one being bigger than its flanking counterparts. The large central dome is supported by the wide arches together with the two blocked arches over the central mihrab and central archway and the triangular pendentives on the upper angles. But in covering the side rectangles with domes a clever method has been adopted. In order to make a circular base for the dome, the rectangular space has first been made square above by creating half-domed vaults on the east and west walls. These half-domed vaults together with a further series of pendentives on the corners directly support the small domes.
The corner towers have flanking turrets like those in Khwaja Shahbaz’s Mosque and musa khan mosque, both in Dhaka city. Each of these consists of two storeys and is a monument by itself. The lower storey is pierced with four cardinally set arched openings in the north-south and east-west axis. Internally the roof of the lower storey is domical, but its reverse side is flat and forms the floor of the upper storey.) )
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