The coloured bricks of Lottan Masjid are not there these days.

July 5, 2017 11:50pm CST
In Malda there is a heritage site called Lottan Masjid. There was a courtroom dancer named Lottan and the Masjid or Mosque was built in her name. During the reign of the muslim ruler the mosque was built with coloured bricks. Today only remains are there. The coloured bricks were either stolen or taken away and ordinary bricks are kept. But the architecture of the mosque is worth seeing.
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@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
6 Jul
Which state is this located?
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6 Jul
Thanks Saiji, this is located in state of West Bengal. It is in the city of Malda.
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@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
7 Jul
@sathviksouvik Thanks for letting me know :) I hope there is no tension at your region, saw protests on tv
7 Jul
@vsai2008 Thanks Saiji, in West Bengal the only unrest is in the hills for demand of separate state of Gorkhaland. There is no tension among Hindus, Muslims.
@vandana7 (57493)
• India
6 Jul
We only remember Babri masjid. We forget that they gave us many monuments too which fetch us tourist income and feed our ever growing population.
6 Jul
Thanks Vannyji in Malda there is no tension between Hindus and Muslims. Both the communities lived as villagers and relied on agriculture.
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@vandana7 (57493)
• India
6 Jul
@sathviksouvik .. There never is...it is politicians and priests who like to keep communal disharmony alive..
7 Jul
@vandana7 Thanks Vannyji, yes where people live in a community, it does not matter whether they have different faith, caste, etc. They work together, celebrate festivals together.
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@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
6 Jul
Thank you for this piece of history my friend. That's so informative and educational.
6 Jul
Thanks Peter, yes the Lottan Mosque is very impressive.
@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul
@sathviksouvik That's great to hear!
@just4him (92028)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul
So sad they took the colored bricks.
7 Jul
Thanks Valerie, yes the mosque used to look like rangmahal at one time.
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@jstory07 (58207)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Jul
That is sad that the colored bricks are gone.
6 Jul
Thanks Judy, yes, otherwise the mosque would have looked even better.
@prashu228 (22865)
• India
6 Jul
Most if the historical minutes are damaged and their valuable things are stolen, that's really sad