Kusumba Mosque of Naogaon is holding its tradition for about four hundred years. Recently, its picture has been printed on five taka notes of Bangladesh. It is located in Manda upazila of Naogaon district.
Kusumba Mosque is situated 400 meters north of the Manda Bridge on Rajshahi Highway. The mosque is about 35 kilometers away from Naogaon district. Another name of the mosque is Kalapahar.
This Mosque is 58 feet in length and 42 feet wide. The walls around the mosque are six feet thick. The outer part of the mosque is covered with stones. There are three doors at the front side of the mosque. Two doors are larger in size and the other is relatively small. The doors are in mihrab shape.
There are four minarets at the four corners of the mosque. The minarets are tall up to the ceiling of the mosque and eight angles shaped. There are six domes on the roof that are made in two rows. During the rule of the Afghans in Bengal in the reign of Ghiyasuddin Bahadur Shah, one of a Sulaiman built the mosque. He was probably a senior officer. The construction of the mosque started in 966 AH (1558-59 AD).
This mosque was severely damaged in the earthquake of 1897. Currently, it is preserved by the Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh Government.
Besides this landmark, there are eight more landmarks listed in Naogaon. There's also four attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Kusumba Mosque on the map bellow.
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Following is a list of other landmarks found within few kilometers of Kusumba Mosque. You may also view all landmarks in Naogaon, Rajshahi Division.
Bijoy Liberation War Monument,
Dubalhati Royal Palace,
Goalkandi Zamindar Bari,
Gaza Society Office,