Nizamat Imambara of Murshidabad is the largest (about 207 meters) imambara of Bengal, built in 1847, exactly opposite to the Hazarduari Palace, by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali Khan. The mammoth construction was wrapped up in a period of just six to seven months! This rectangular building of Nizamat Imambara is divided into three equal blocks, each with a large quadrangle. The central quadrangle which is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India contains in the center the single-domed Medina on a square platform and surrounded on all sides by spacious prayer halls and an upper balcony covered with the ornamental stained glasses in front. Although the Hazarduari Palace steals the show before conventional tourists, I'm quite sure that an avid traveler would find this massive white monument equally interesting.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Nizamat Imambara of Murshidabad
Labels: Archaeological survey of India, Bara Imambara, Black and white photography, Hazarduari, Historical, Monument photography, Murshidabad, Nizamat Imambara, West Bengal
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