When the night of Horror became a Blind date – #TheBlindList

    I was on my way to Puri- the temple town of Orissa. The night train started perfectly on time and as passengers were getting ready for the night's sleep after dinner the train stopped. It was middle of nowhere and nothing could be seen outside. For almost an hour there was no movement … Continue reading When the night of Horror became a Blind date – #TheBlindList

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Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Through the massive Dakhil Darwaja, I went out of the Citadel of Gour and entered the ancient city. About a kilometre South of the giant gateway, where once the city centre was located, is standing a beautiful tower - Firoz Minar. The tower with its astonishing scarlet face stands amid a beautiful surrounding - tall mango … Continue reading Firoz Minar – The mark of African rule in Bengal

Boro Sona Masjid – Gour’s Golden Mosque

After an amazing Saturday spent at Pandua, the first capital of independent Sultanate of Bengal, I went back to Malda Town. The Sunday was reserved for the majestic Gour - where the very concept of Bengal was born. I started early in the morning. It is not very difficult to get a bus for Gour … Continue reading Boro Sona Masjid – Gour’s Golden Mosque

Qutb Shahi Masjid – Golden Mosque of Pandua

Before heading towards Adina Masjid from Eklakhi Mausoleum, I made a quick visit to the third most prominent structure of Pandua - the Qutb Shahi Mosque. It is a small yet beautiful mosque made of stone & brick. The enclosed mosque is nothing compared to the massiveness of Adina but I really liked its ambience. … Continue reading Qutb Shahi Masjid – Golden Mosque of Pandua

Adina Masjid – The biggest mosque in the Subcontinent

My next stop was the nearby Adina Mosque - the biggest mosque in the entire subcontinent and one of the first mosques in the region - now in ruins but thankfully well preserved.  - PIN IT FOR FUTURE - See Adina Through My Lens Sikandar Shah, the second Sultan of the Illiyas Shahi dynasty and … Continue reading Adina Masjid – The biggest mosque in the Subcontinent

Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

Soon after returning from my journey of Bishnupur, I decided to head North to Gour & Pandua to experience the Medieval Bengali Architecture. Gour and Pandua two small hamlets close to Malda Town of Malda District of West Bengal are the two most important cities so far medieval Bengal is concerned. Malda is extremely easy to … Continue reading Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

Bahulara Sidheshwar Temple – The Dashing Deul

(The article is part of the series – The Scarlet Temples of Bengal) The moment the temple architecture of Bengal is referred, Bishnupur is the first name to come up. It is true that Bishnupur has made some of the biggest contributions to the developing style of architecture in Bengal but some of the finest examples … Continue reading Bahulara Sidheshwar Temple – The Dashing Deul

Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 2 – My Travelogue

The train reached Bishnupur Station at around 9:30. It's a small yet peaceful train station. We decided to go to the Government Tourist Lodge before starting our journey through the history - firstly these lodges serve good hygienic breakfast and second, we were hoping to get some information about the places not to miss. Both … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 2 – My Travelogue

Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 1 – Its History

Whenever I had to catch an early morning train or flight I skip sleeping the night before. In fact, it's simpler than waking up and getting ready. It was not different that day. The whole night was spent watching movies. I took a shower at 4 in the morning and had breakfast in the food … Continue reading Bishnupur – The Red Temple City # 1 – Its History