Thursday, December 4, 2008

Choto Katra

Choto Katra which means the Small Katra. It is one of the Katras built during Mughal's regime in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was constructed in 1663 by Subahdar Shaista Khan and the architectural work was done by him. Choto Katra is rectangular in a plan of 101m X 92m. It has to gateways, one to the north and the other to the south. Basically it was built to accommodate some officials and Shaista Khan's expanding family. It has the tomb of Champa Bibi, whose history and identity is mysterious. The small mosque within it�s boundary has disappeared. Choto Katra is slightly smaller than Bara Katra, but similar in plan and it is about 185 metres east to Bara Katra.

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