On the eastern banks of Bhagirathi (a tributary of Ganga), falsehoods the area of Murshidabad. It has a long verifiable importance being the capital amid Mughal run, much like Bengal was the authoritative capital amid the British Raj later. The bunch tones of the past are reflected in the very quintessence of Murshidabad.
Acclaimed for its silk materials, the Murshidabad silk saris produced using ivory and sholapith are light, energetic and an unquestionable requirement purchase. The yearly celebration, Bera Utsav, celebrated on the last Thursday of the Bengali month of Bhadra (mid-September), is led on the banks of the Bhagirathi waterway close to the royal residences of the Nawabs. The town is named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Odisha and Bihar, who in 1704 exchanged his organization from Dhaka to Maksudabad and renamed the city after himself.
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This royal residence was built in the nineteenth century when Murshidabad was under the sway of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The Nizamat Kila (Fortress of the Nawabs) is the site where there was an old post which was destroyed so as to make the radiant Hazaarduari Palace or the Palace with a Thousand Doors. It was the imaginative virtuoso of the engineer named Duncan Macleod. The castle turned-exhibition hall houses accumulations of ancient rarities from the seasons of the Nawab run the show. On the south of the royal residence, there is a Pearl Lake (Moti Jhil).
The Katra Mosque initially had 5 vaults and 4 minarets, parts of which got obliterated in the 1897 tremor. It is additionally the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan who is covered under the staircase prompting to the primary passage. The mosque is venerated as a focal point of Islamic learning. It has the ability to suit 2000 Namaz perusers without a moment’s delay.
It all in all alludes to the Katgola Gardens, Katgola Palace and the Katgola Temple here. With a region covering around 30 sections of land, mango trees are to a great extent developed in the Garden. The Temple is committed to Adishvar, with a 900 years of age icon in it. The Katgola Palace is a four-storeyed unbelievable castle which is extravagantly ornamented and is a lovely compositional site.
The Nawabs ruled Murshidabad and inhaled their toward the end in this place itself. There are various graveyards here, one is Khushbagh or the Garden of Happiness where the remaining parts of Nawab Alivardi Khan, and Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah stay covered alongside the other relatives of the Nawab, that is the Afshar tradition. There is the Jafarganj Cemetery too which has the later Nawabs of the Najafi line.
Simply inverse the Hazaarduari Palace lies the Nizamat Imambara, a holy place. The old holy place was worked by Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah which got crushed by flames twice. In 1847, the new place of worship was built by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali Khan. There is the old Madina mosque which is between the Palace and the Nizamat Imambara. It is known to be the biggest Imambara in our nation. It is inside the Nizamat Kila grounds itself.
Murshidabad permits one to go back in time, returning to the past times of the Nawab. It is the heavenly past which legitimizes its present loftiness. The Nizamat Kila grounds additionally has the Bacchawali Tope, Murshidabad Clock Tower, two Zurud Mosques and the sky is the limit from there! A trek around Murshidabad will resemble perusing a delightful annal, helping one come to an obvious conclusion of history really taking shape.
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