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Star Mosque description and photos - Bangladesh: Dhaka

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Star Mosque description and photos - Bangladesh: Dhaka. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Star Mosque.

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The Zvezda Mosque, which is also known as the Tara Mosque, is located in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, in the old part of the city. The Muslim temple is decorated with decorative elements, and the stylization of blue stars in its interior gave the mosque its name.

According to documents, construction under the protectorate of Mirza Golam Pir was completed in the middle of the 19th century. The original form of the base of the mosque is a rectangle, it had three domes and three arched entrances on the east side. There were also doorways, one each on the north and south walls. The towers were completed later. Now the temple has four corner minarets and five domes, an elegant white building on the outside is also decorated with stars and resembles a carved casket.

With the financial assistance of the businessman and industrialist Ali Jean Bepari, in the 30s of the 20th century, the reconstruction and redevelopment of the temple was carried out. The outer veranda was completed, with the help of English and Japanese ceramic tiles, fragments of blue Chinese porcelain, images of stars and crescents were laid out in the Chinitikri technique outside and inside. Thus, the mosque, which had no historical significance, is now one of the few remaining examples of piece decoration in the Chinitikri style.

In 1987, by order of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, the area of the prayer hall was increased and two more domes were erected.

The interior of the mosque is designed in two directions, decorated with Japanese and English kaolin tiles. One approach uses a solid color, cut-from-pattern shapes placed in white plaster. The domes and outer walls are covered with multi-colored star tiles. On the upper part of the eastern facade, there are sickle-shaped motifs. Three mihrabas and doorways are decorated with a floral mosaic pattern. The motifs of plants and amphorae are repeated as a decorative element on the sails, as well as on the inside of the veranda wall. There is an image of Fujiyama as a decorative element on the wall between the entrances.

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