Bayazid Bostami

This holy place in Chittagong attracts a large number of visitors and pilgrims. At its base there is a large pond with several hundred huge tortoises and fishes floating on the water. It is a complex consists of a tomb surrounded by brick made structure along with an old mosque and a large pond. The whole complex is located on a hillock of Nasirabad, considered to be a holy place and attracted by a large number of visitors and pilgrims daily.

The tomb and the sarcophagus it houses were originally discovered in 1831, and at the time were enclosed by a wall with protective pillars, which has since been replaced by a more modern structure. There is an ancient three-domed mosque, which is believed to date from the time of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb (1658–1707), at the foot of the tomb hill. The interior of the mosque is sparsely decorated, while the mihrab on the qibla wall (indicating the direction of Mecca) has an identical projection on its opposite side.

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