Nayabad Mosque

Type: Landmark
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Nayabad Mosque is located in Nayabad village of Ramchandrapur Union under Kaharol upazila in Dinajpur district. Its location is on the west bank of the river Dhepa, 20 km northwest of Dinajpur district headquarters.

The mosque was established on 1.15 bighas of land. The mosque has been renovated by the Department of Archeology recently. A madrasah has been established in front of the mosque.

From the Persian script on the entrance of the mosque, it is known that it was built during the reign of Emperor Shah Alam II in 1793 AD. King Vaidyanath was the zamindar of the area at that time. He was the last descendant of the Dinajpur Raj family.

It is heard from the residents of the area that, when the famous Kantanagar Temple was being built in the middle of the eighteenth century, the architects of the temple were Muslim. Those Muslim architects and staff, who came to build Kantanagar Temple also built this mosque for their worship. It is heard that they came from a Western country and started living in Nayabad. At that time the mosque was built for their own needs. This mosque is a witness to the country’s ancient history. Every day lots of tourists from home abroad come here to visit the mosque.

Besides this landmark, there are nine more landmarks listed in Dinajpur. There's also ten attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Nayabad Mosque on the map above.

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