Sura Mosque

Type: Mosque/Eidgah
Contributed By: Nayeem
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Brief

The Sura Mosque stands in the village ChorGasa under Ghorahat Upazella in Dinajpur District, about 6 km from upazella headquarter. Although unadorned, the Sura mosque is dated back to the early sixteenth century in the light of its close links with dated monuments of that time. Recently an inscription from the time of Alauddin Hussain Shah, dated at 910 A. H. /1504 A. D. was discovered in the village Champatali, a few miles away from the place. It records the construction of a mosque. If this inscription is taken to have any connection with the mosque at Sura, the year 1504 A. D. can be assumed as the date of its construction.

The mosque stands on a raised mound of earth and is approached from the east by a flight of steps. It is belongs to the group of a square shaped room with a fore room. It has a 4.87m square Prayer chamber flanked on the east by a 1.82 m wide fore room and measures externally 8.53 m by 12.50 m.

The kiblah wall contains three mirhab niches of stone enclosed within rectangular frame. The brick walls are faced with stone slab from within and the outside surfaces have some evidence of rich carving work of terracotta imitation. The combination of the terracotta-paneled outside facade with stone faced octagonal corner turrets is the only example of the “brick and stone style architecture” in Bangladesh.


How to go

How To Reach: Dinajpur District

Dinajpur and Dhaka are also linked by road. You take a bus from Dhaka to get to Dinajpur. Some of the bus services are listed below for your assistance:
1. Keya Paribahan
Contact: Gabtoli: 88-02-9000812, 01193-255 944. 01193-255 943
Shyamoli: 01193-255 941
Arambagh: 01711-704 171
Uttora: 01197-435 092

2. Bablu Enterprise
Contact: Shymoli: 8120653, 01716 932 122
Fair: BDT 600 (Approx.)

3. Nabil Enterprise
Contact: Asad gate: 02-9007036, 02-8012136
Fair: BDT 600 (Approx.)

4. Mim Paribahan
Contact: Gabtoli: 01911013694, 01734422971

Where to Stay

The accommodation facilities in Dinajpur are developed than before. Some of the places you may consider staying in are listed below for your assistance.

1. Al Rashid Hotel
Contact: 01716 535956, 0531 65658

2. Hotel Diamond
Contact: 64629

3. Hotel Unique
Contact: 01736 335264, 0531 52203

4. Parjatan Motel
Contact: 64718

5. Caritas Guest House
West Shibrampur, Dinajpur,
Phone: 0531-65673, Email: cbdinaj@btcl.net.bd

6. Dinajpur Circuit House
RK Mission Road, Dinajpur.
Phone: 0531-63112, 63377

7. FPAB Guest House
Ghashipara, Dinajpur.
Phone: 0531-63214, Email: dinajpur@fpab.org

8. Hotel Capilla
Hili, Dinajpur.
Phone: 05329-75364

Things to do

You must enjoy architectural beauty of this mosque

Eating Facilities

The food management is also very good. You can get different types of food items there. It won’t be a great problem to find a suitable restaurant for you to eat. The foods are also very delicious. You can get foods also from the resident hotel where you are staying.

Travel Tips

There is a small market where you can find different types of items that are related with these places. These are really nice places that are very charming.

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