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Qutub Mosque


Qutub Mosque is situated in Austagram of Kishoreganj district. As there is no scripture on the walls of the mosque, its date of construction is difficult to ascertain. However, from the constriction materials and the ornamentation of the building, it is assumed to be a Sultani mosque built in the later part of 16th century. It is also assumed to be the oldest Muslim architectural remains that still exists in the greater Mymensingh district.

Qutub Mosque, Kishoreganj

The mosque is elongated along north and south and has four minarets at its four corners. There are ring-like features on its octagonal minarets. It is a medium sized mosque with five domes and curved cornices. The one in the middle of the five domes is bigger than the rest four. The mosque has three entries on the east while one on the north and another on the south. Along the west wall there are three mihrabs. There is a beautiful paneling work on its external walls, which is similar to that of kherua mosque at Sherpur of Bogra. terracotta tiles with floral decoration have also been used in the ornamentation of the external walls.

On the northeastern side of the open ground in front of the mosque, a tomb was built that is assumed to be of Qutub Shah's that is why the mosque is named after him. The tomb is in a dilapidated condition now. With its curved cornices, the mosque looks unique and stands out of all its contemporaries. [Nasrin Akhter]