Darasbari Mosque is situated in Shibganj Upazila of Chapai Nawabganj District, Bangladesh. The local people say it as Dasbari. According to an inscription in 1497 during the reign of restored Iliyas Shahi Sultan Shamsuddin Yousuf Shah (son of Barbak Shah), this mosque was built. The mosque is built with terracotta bricks and pillars of stone. Its external measurement is 34m by 20.6m and internal measurement is 30.3m by 11.7m. The mosque has 24 domes and 4 chauchala vaults. The main dome looks pretty attractive. But at present the mosque has abandoned roof and fallen verandah. The mosque is covered with green grasses and mango trees. There is a Dighi named ‘pagla’ to the North of mosque whose volume is 60 bigha. In summer it remains cool inside as its circumference is thick. There are three pointed archways in the southern wall, two in the northern wall and by seven pointed-arch openings from the verandah the prayer room can be accessed. There is a royal gallery inside the prayer chamber and the Qiblah wall contains total eleven mihrabs and those are decorated by terracotta plaques.
HOW TO GO THERE:
The transportation route is Nawabganj-Rajshahi and Nawanganj-Shibganj. The biggest bus stoppage is called Chapai Nawabganj Bus Terminal. There are some buses starting from Dhaka to Rajshahi and then finally to Chapai Nawabganj whose details are given below.
|NAME OF SERVICE||DEPARTURE TIME||PHONE NO.|
|Green Line (Volvo)||08:30AM, 03:15PM, 11:30PM||01730-060080|
|Hanif Enterprise||04:30AM to 11:30PM||0173-402670|
|Shyamoli Paribahan||05:00AM to 12:00Pm||02-900331, 02-8034275|
|Modern Enterprise||06:00AM to 12:00Pm||9123743, 327293, 806099|
After reaching Chapai Nawabganj, tourists may head there by bus, CNG or auto rickshaw.
WHERE TO STAY:
There are many hotels and Government Rest House in the city area to stay
|Hotel Name||Address||Phone No.|
|Hotel Nazma||Kansat, Shibganj, Chapai Nawabganj|
|Hotel Rose||Station Road (Mohananda bus stand), Lakherajpara, Chapai Nawabganj Sadar||01761855471|
|Hotel Shopnopuri||Arambag Mor, Bissho Road, Chapai Nawabganj||01711416041|
|Hotel Al Nahid||Shantimor, Arambag, Chapai Nawabganj Sadar, Chapai Nawabganj||01713376902|