Pakundia kishoreganj

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Places of interest in Pakundia:

Pakundia upazila of Kishoreganj district covers an area of ​​160.52 sq km, with Hossainpur and Kishoreganj Sadar upazilas on the north, Kapasia and Manohardi upazilas on the south; Katiadi upazila on the east and Gafargaon upazila on the west. Description of the sights of Pakundia at a glance.

Fort of Egarasindu:

At the mouth of 11 rivers, on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, the high hard clay red soil area was known as the place of trade, commerce and residence, hence the name Ganj Hat. Ganj's Hat was at the confluence of 11 rivers, so the wise people of that time called 11 rivers as Sindu river and the place was named Egarsindur from Ganj's Hat. It developed as a town rich in history. However, there are differences of opinion as to who built the fort of Egarasindu. Some say that Raja Azahaba is again Bebud Raja according to some and Raja Gaur Gyevind according to some. After the Sultanate period, the area of ​​Egarasindu came under the control of Koch Hajong. Isha Khan, the chief of the Bar Bhuiyan of Bengal, defeated the Hajong kings and captured the fort of Egarasindu. From this fort he was able to defeat the Mughal general Raja Durjan Singh and later Raja Mansingh. Since then, the fort of Egarasindu has been known as the fort of Ishakhan. It is located on the Mathkhola-Mirzapur-Pakundia road, about 11 km from the upazila headquarters.

Saadi Mosque:

The mosque is located in the fort area of ​​Egarasindur in Pakundia upazila. This mosque was built in 1642 during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. This mosque is rich in terracotta ornaments and is made entirely of bricks. It is a square mosque with one dome. The length of each arm is 26 feet. There are four towers around. There are 3 entrances on the east wall and 1 on the north and south walls. There are terracotta plaques around the entrances. Inside there are 3 beautiful arches decorated with terracotta. The mosque was built on the initiative of Saadi, son of Sheikh Niru, during the reign of Shahjahan Badshah Ghazi in the month of Rabiul Awal, 1062 AH, hence the name Saadi Mosque. The Bengali translation of what is written in Arabic and Persian in a rock inscription in this mosque is:

“There is no god but Allah. Muhammad preached the word of God to the world. He who believes in God Almighty builds mosques one by one. Whoever builds a mosque on earth, Allah has prepared for him sixty mosques in heaven. By the will of Allah Almighty, this mosque was built during the reign of Shahjahan Badshah Ghazi under the supervision of Neeru's son Saadi. Hijri Abd 1062, Rabiul Awal. ”

Shah Mahmud Mosque and Balakhana:

The Shah Mahmud Mosque and the magnificent Balakhana at Egarsindur in Pakundia Upazila are a shining example of Muslim architecture. According to Dr. Dani, this mosque was built around 1800 AD. The waqf land given to Jangalbari on 23 Magh 1145 BS to meet the expenses of the mosque is a deed of seven and a half ganda lands. Each arm of this square mosque is 32 feet. There are 4 towers at the four corners. There is a huge dome. There are two narrow minarets on either side. Inside there are 3 arches on the west wall.

Balakhana: The entrance of Shah Mahmud Mosque is in the shape of two huts which is known as Balakhana. The size of the house is 25 feet 13 feet 6 inches. You have to enter through the middle of this balakhana and go to the main building. The mosque was named "Shah Mahmud Mosque" because it was built by Shah Mahmud.

Salanka Jame Mosque:

The mosque is located at Salanka village in Narandi union of Pakundia upazila. The mosque was built in the early seventeenth century and is made of large stones. The one-domed mosque has four brass pitchers, two doors and a wide verandah at the top. The front entrance has a beautiful Persian inscription. In the ancient Bengali writing system, Hare Krishna and Hari were inscribed on a large jug at the top. Some say that initially there was a Hindu temple and later some conquerors of Islam came and converted it into a mosque. This ancient and huge mosque is still in ruins and dilapidated condition. The Bengali translation of what is inscribed in Arabic on the inscription of this mosque is: “I am starting in the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of God. I have five, I will extinguish the heat of Ulauthar (Abadevi) in their name. The five are - Mostafa, Murtaza, Abna, Huma and Fatema (.. (The last two umbrellas of the inscription are written in Persian and obscure).

Harshi Jame Mosque:

The one-domed mosque is located at Harshi Bazar in Sukhia Union of Pakundia Upazila. It was built during the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb in 1060 AH 179 AD. Although the mosque is known as "Masjid Para Mosque" in various texts including Mymensingh District Gazetteer (198), it is actually Harshi Jame Mosque. The length of each side of this square mosque is 29 feet. There are octagonal towers at 4 corners. There are 3 entrances on the east wall and 1 on the north and south walls. There are 3 arches in the Kabla wall. The surface of the parapet is decorated by Marlon. Mughal architectural style stands out in this magnificent mosque.

Shrine of Nirgin Shah:

Nirgin Shah was a spiritual devotee. He was a great devotee during the reign of Isha Khan. He used to live in the guise of a madman for fear of distraction and oppression of people. He lived in a small hut in a forest in Egarasindur. He often walked around the hat-bazaar naked and picked up the rotten fish, meat, entrails etc. thrown from the bazaar and went to the deep forest and miraculously cooked it which filled the forest with its fragrance. Both Hindus and Muslims have equal devotion to the shrine.

Shrine of Shah Garibula:

It is known that Shah Garibullah was the younger brother of Nirgin Shah. There are rumors of 11 Auliyas including Shah Garibullah in Egarasindur. Among them Shah Garibullah became famous. It is said that when he came to the area of ​​Egarasindu to trade with a large number of camels, he became disillusioned with his family and immersed himself in spiritual pursuits. He was buried 30 cubits above the fort pillar of Egarasindu. The tomb of this saint exists on that hill.

Bebud Raja Dighi:

A Hajong king named Bebun lived in Egarasindur. Once, due to a severe drought, Bebud Raja cut a lake of fifty acres of land for the benefit of the people. But the name of the water does not smell. Meanwhile, the king dreamed that if his queen descended into the lake, the water would rise. When the king told the queen about the dream, the queen agreed to go down to the lake instead of drinking from the mouths of the people. Immediately clear water came from around the lake and filled the lake but the queen could not get out of the lake anymore. In the blink of an eye, the queen's hair was engulfed in a circle. The king went mad for the queen. The lake is deep so the water looks very clear. Since Bebud Raja dug the lake, it is known as Bebud Raja Dighi after his name. If leaves or anything else falls in the water of this lake, it is collected on the bank the next morning. It is said that dishes, utensils and other utensils could be found on the banks of the lake the next day. But the condition was that whatever was taken should be returned properly. But one day the body violated this condition and since then the utensils are no longer available.

Shrine of Bahadia Panch Pir:

On the west side of the Mirzapur-Mathkhola road, 100 yards north of Bahadia Bazar, on the east bank of the Brahmaputra river, is the mausoleum of Panch Pir, under a huge old banyan tree. It is said that five Auliyas came here from the Middle East and preached Islam, the word of eternal truth. The five auliyas stayed here together and were intoxicated with spiritual pursuits. Later, the shrine here was named after the shrine of Panch Pir.

Shrine of Malang Shah:

To the south of Pakundia Bazar, on the west side of Pakundia-Mirzapur Road, is the shrine of an Auliya saint named Malang Shah. In the Middle Ages he came to this area to spread Islam. Some say he was one of the 11 auliyas who came to Egarasindu. He used to stay at the site of the present shrine. He used to preach Islam by staying here. According to some, he came to Pakundia area in the Middle Ages and the area was named Pakundia after him. Ursh sits here every year on the first Thursday of the month of Magh.

Monastery Kali Mandir:

The temple is located at Mathkhola in Egarsindur union of Pakundia upazila. An ink bench was built on the banks of the Brahmaputra as a famous text of the Shastra Dharma. The present temple was built in the seventeenth century by a landlord, a descendant of King Navarang Roy of Charipara, who was initiated into the scriptures. The pinnacle of the temple is quite high. One part of the temple is built in Dochala Parton in Gaudiya style. This temple is a masterpiece of mixed architecture. Durgotsab is held every year at Mathkhola Kalimandir. The eighth child is born every year in the month of Chaitra / Baishakh in the river Brahmaputra flowing through the side of this temple. On the occasion of the eighth child, Purnathi Hindu devotees from far and wide come here to visit the temple.

Vaishnava Churamani Sri Sri Banshidas Babaji's Ashram, Majitpur:

Vaishnava Churamani Sri Sri Banshidas Babaji's real name is Bhairab Chandra Varman. His father's name was Sunatan Barman and his mother's name was Sarva Sundari. Bhairab Chandra Varman was indifferent and thoughtful from an early age. In his youth he was initiated into Vaishnavism at the Baralghat akhra in Navadwip and sat in austerities. He visited pilgrimage places like Navadwip, Gaya, Kashi, Mathura Vrindavan etc. and took Japanese name. He forgot the differences of the class community and established the communism of Sri Chaitanya Deva. In Navadvipa he was conferred the title of Vaishnava Churamani Banshidas Babaji. He returned to this country in 1344 Bengal. When his old age was approaching, he was kept in a tent in the present Majitpur arena. He passed away at 8 o'clock in the morning on the 6th Shravan Sunday of Bengali 1350. Devotees from Navadwip wanted to take his body there, but these native devotees buried him in the present arena. Every year in the month of Shravan, devotees from remote areas of the subcontinent gather at the Majitpur Ashram and chant Harinam in his memory. On this occasion, Purnathi Hindu devotees come to the ashram from far and wide. During the festival in memory of Sri Sri Banshidas Babaji, fairs of local products are held in the region.

The 'Odhikar Math' is located just west of the famous Bebud Raja Dighi at Egarsindur in Pakundia Upazila. The temple has two chambers on either side of the high vita and south door. The village of Bania is said to have been built in the sixteenth century by a devotee, an ancestor of the famous Goswami family. At one time the entire temple was decorated with terracotta and the bricks were also carved. Surrounded by banyan trees, this dilapidated monastery today bears only its former memory.

Ring Thief Bill:

A low-lying reservoir in the southeast of Bebud Raja's Dighi at Egarasindur is known as the ring-stealing bill. One day, when Bebud Raja and his friend went to the boat pond in the nearby pond and fell asleep, one of his friends stole the ring from Raja's hand and the ring fell into the water of the bill. After this situation, when the incident was told to the king, the king became insane. Because this ring was miraculously obtained from his wife Champa Rani who drowned in the lake. Then the water of the bill was filtered and the lost ring was not found. Since that incident, the name of this bill has been ring theft bill.

Value Story:

Velua Sundari's house was on the banks of the river Singua in Egarasindur. His father was very arrogant and jealous. Hiradhar Saudagar was a resident of the same village. Velua Sundari and Hiradhar loved each other since childhood. When Velua Sundari is eligible for marriage, her father announces that he will marry his daughter to a young man who will be able to dig a boat and a yard in the backyard in six months. Hearing this, Hiradhar went into trade to raise money and after six months, another incident took place when Hiradhar went into trade. A merchant named Kangoa came to trade Egarasindu and when he saw Velua Sundari at the conch river bank, he was fascinated by her appearance and kidnapped Velua. Valuera's chastity is not lost even after many tortures. One day, Velua, out of love, went out to the river in a boat with the Congo trader. Hiradhar falls in love and rescues Velua Sundari from the hands of a Congo trader, but Hiradhar's family refuses to accept it, but they resume their married life because of Hiradhar's deep love and faith in Velua. Kosakanda:

Kosakanda is a village in Pakundia upazila. It is located three kilometers north of the upazila headquarters. There is a legend about its naming. Sonamani, the younger sister of Raja Kedar Roy and Chand Roy of Sreepur, was a beautiful woman. She became a widow in her childhood. Masnade Ala Bir Isha Khan was one of the Bar Bhuiyans of Bengal. He was fascinated to see Sonamni at the Kirtinala river ghat in Sreepur on his way back to Jangalbari in the present Karimganj upazila, his own capital, by river with a certificate of twenty-two parganas from the Mughal Raj Darbar of Delhi. He kidnapped Sonamani and left Sreepur. He went to Dhaka with his fleet of funds and bought betel leaves, betel nuts, sweet gifts, vermilion, etc. from there to marry Sonamni and left for Jangalbari in another cell. The fleet of its cells reaches Egarasindur via Shitalakshya Banar and Brahmaputra rivers. At that time a tributary of the Brahmaputra was flowing towards Jangalbari through Mirzapur. After leaving the caravan of Egarasindu, Isha Khan fell asleep and dreamed that the goddess Ganga herself was saying to him, “O Isha Khan, you will marry my sister Ji Sonamani tomorrow, and you have brought sweets from Dhaka to sweeten everyone. But give me sweets in the front hut too. ” At this point Isha Khan's drowsiness was broken. As her fleet of cells crossed the Brahmaputra estuary, it was bought on the occasion of Isha Khan's wedding. Isha Khan could not lift his cell from the hut despite his best efforts. In the course of time, the river filled up and the char woke up. Even today the shape of the boat can be perceived in this place. From the legend of Isha Khan, there are still various folk tales about this part of the village that looks like a cell.

Porabariya Mela:

A week-long fair is held every year from Pohela Boishakh at Porabaria in Pakundia upazila. For this reason, the name Porabaria is a well-known name in all respects like the historical place. Every year, after a long period of resistance, people from the surrounding and far-flung districts of this upazila come to the fair with great enthusiasm. It is said that in the Middle Ages, the Hindus of the area used to worship the kite as a deity at a place called Porabari every year on the first day of Boishakh and thousands of people used to gather for this worship. Due to the gathering of the people, the place became a fair. Chill worship is no longer practiced here, but with the passage of time, due to the emotional needs of the people, the size of the fair has increased and it has become known as a huge rural fair to people from far and wide including Pakundia, Kishoreganj, Narsingdi, Gazipur and Mymensingh. There is a flurry of buying and selling toys, sweets, jillapi, moya etc. As well as entertaining in-the-wheel, Baul song sessions sit. There is an emotional connection between human feelings and this fair. Before the fair started, the daughters-in-law of the area came to visit and the people of the father-in-law's house gave her money. This payment is called Parbi here. The son-in-law goes to the fair with Parbi or Parbi. On the occasion of the fair, the festive mood prevails in the surrounding villages. The sweets of Mirzapur:

The ancient Mirzapur market of Charfaradi union of Pakundia upazila has a long history of sweets. Rasgolla made by Kartik Saha, Ganesh Saha, Gouranga Modak of this market has been known in different regions for a long time.

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