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Imambara, Hooghly, Kolkata, West Bengal - India

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Uploaded on Dec 22, 2009

This Imambara building was built in 1841 by Hajee Mohummud Mohsin and completed in the year 1861. The building cost came to more than two lakh rupees in those times and has a clock which was bought from England.

This is a two storied building with a wide entrance and giant towers. The Bandel Mosque, within this building, has interiors which are decorated with marble layouts, lanterns and candles and walls inscribed with words from the Holy Koran.

The mosque is situated at the northern edge of the Imambara building and at the south there is an enclosed compound with the graves of Hajee Mohummud Mohsin and his relatives.

Hajee Mohummud Mohsin, who built the mosque had donated all his money and properties for good deeds, mostly for education, public health etc.
The deed of appropriation was sealed and signed by Hajee Mohummud Mohsin, Dated 9th Bysakh 1213 B.E., corresponding with 20th April 1806 A.D.
The entry fee over here is 5 rupees.

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