Majlis Awlia Mosque or Pathrail Mosque

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem


This mosque is known as “Pathrail Mosque”. But to the local people, it has other names, and it will be easier for you to find the place if you remember the other twos. People used to call this as “Dighir Par Mosque”, also it has a name that is listed at Bangladesh government, “Majlis Awlia Mosque”. This Masjid has three domes at the top of it. After taking the mosque under the Archaeological Heritages of Bangladesh, the government did some furnishing task over the mosque, so that it doesn’t collapse, or doesn’t become a ruin.

This mosque was built during anytime between 1393 AD to 1410 AD. The pundits are assuming that the mosque was built by the great ruler, Sultan Azam Shah. At the Southern side of the mosque, “Majlis Awlia Khan”, the mosque was named after his name. There is a majar just near the mosque. The mazar was formed using the name of “Mastan Darbesh Nazimuddin Dewan” and “Fakir Salimuddin Dewan”. There was a large Dighi(water tank) was created just near the mosque. The water tank was made to ease the water problem of the peasant. Thats why people used to call the mosque as “Dighir par jame moshjid”.

How to go

If you wish to visit the place, you have two choices to take. One is from Dhaka, and another one is from Faridpur.

1. If you are from Dhaka, then you have to first come at Mawa Ferri Ghat. To come from dhaka, you can use Bus “Elish” from Gulisthan. Then cross the river Padma using speed boat, launch, or ferry. After crossing the giant river, take any local bus that will take you at “Pulia”. It will take around 20-25 minutes to reach the bus stand.

2. If you are from Faridpur, then take any local bus from the old bus stand, or you can take the bus of Madaripur. Ask the bus driver to drop you at “Bhanga Point”. From there, you have to take another local bus that will drop you at “Pulia”. It will be about 20 minutes from Bhanga to Pulia.

Now you are at Pulia Bazar Bus Stand. You have to take a Van from the bus stand, and it will drop you at Shimul Bazar. It will be around 8-10 taka fare. From the Shimul bazar you have to go at Pathrail Dighir Par Mosque. It’s hard to get any van to take with you towards the mosque. So you can walk at the village path for 30 minutes, or you can wait to manage a van.

How To Reach: Faridpur District

It would take around 3 hours and 52 minutes to travel Faridpur from Dhaka city via Tongi and Baipayl (বাইপাইল) through crossing the river. The distance is around 138.1 km. Air distance from Dhaka to Faridpur is 56 km.

1. Nabil Paribahan
Address: 15/1, old Gabtoly Mirpur, Dhaka-1218
Phone: 02-9007036, 02-9011143

2. Goldenline & Azmiri Enterprise ( AC Bus Service, Faridpur>Dhaka)
Tel : 0631-66988,
Cell: 01755-522 200, 01733-208 87

3. Zaker Enterprise ( NON AC Bus , Faridpur> Dhaka)
Tel: 01712- 424 134

4. Saudia Paribahan ( Faridpur>Dhaka)
Tel : 0631-63644
Cell: 01916-136 531, 01717-605 576

Where to Stay

1. Hotel Raffell Inn

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
32 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-61106

2. Hotel Laxury, Resident

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
65 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-62623

3. Hotel Padma, Resident

Mujib Road, Faridpur
45 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-62685

4. Hotel Park Palace, Resident

38 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 01556327067

5. Hotel Shyamoli, Resident

Mujib Road, Faridpur
13 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-64538

6. Hotel jonaki, Resident

Gowalchamot (গোয়ালচামট), Faridpur
44 rooms, Non-governmental,
Phone: 0631-64168

7. Regional Rice Research Institute, Guest House

Chief Scientific Officer, Regional Rice Research Institute,
Vanga (ভাঙ্গা), Faridpur
Governmental, 100/- for Non-AC
Phone: 06323-56329

8. সুকন্যা ভবন
Address: Faridpur District

9. Jui House
Faridpur – Magura – Jhenaidah – Jessore – Khulna – Mongla Road

Things to do

The village is really wonderful for its scenic beauty, also take photos to share with friends and families.

Eating Facilities

There are many restaurants in Faridpur district to have food. Referred to where to eat in Faridpur District, click here


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