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Adina Mosque

Adina mosque, one of the largest mosques in the Indian sub continent, is located at Pandua, about 15 km from Malda. Built by Sikandar Shah, the second sultan of the Ilyas dynasty, to commemorate his victory over the Delhi ruler, Firuz Shah Tughluqit. It is the only hypostyle mosque in West Bengal.

Adina Mosque is a rectangular structure, with an open central courtyard. It measures 524 by 322 ft. The prayer hall is located to the west, and is divided into two symmetrical wings by a central nave. The interior of the courtyard is a continuous facade of 92 arches surmounted by a parapet wall. The main entrance to the holy place consists of three arches on the south-eastern corner. The mosque is now in a ruined condition following the earthquakes in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Malda
Location: Pandua


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