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 (9889)
• India
6 Jul 17
Which state is this located?
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6 Jul 17
Thanks Saiji, this is located in state of West Bengal. It is in the city of Malda.
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@vsai2008 (9889)
• India
7 Jul 17
@sathviksouvik Thanks for letting me know :) I hope there is no tension at your region, saw protests on tv
7 Jul 17
@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 (68484)
• India
6 Jul 17
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 17
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 (68484)
• India
6 Jul 17
@sathviksouvik .. There never is...it is politicians and priests who like to keep communal disharmony alive..
7 Jul 17
@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 (52471)
• Hong Kong
6 Jul 17
Thank you for this piece of history my friend. That's so informative and educational.
6 Jul 17
Thanks Peter, yes the Lottan Mosque is very impressive.
@mandala100 (52471)
• Hong Kong
7 Jul 17
@sathviksouvik That's great to hear!
@just4him (128539)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul 17
So sad they took the colored bricks.
7 Jul 17
Thanks Valerie, yes the mosque used to look like rangmahal at one time.
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@jstory07 (71123)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Jul 17
That is sad that the colored bricks are gone.
6 Jul 17
Thanks Judy, yes, otherwise the mosque would have looked even better.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
6 Jul 17
Most if the historical minutes are damaged and their valuable things are stolen, that's really sad