Destination: SONARGAON

Sardar Bari at Sonargaon

Sardar Bari at Sonargaon

 

SONARGAON: The  oldest capitals of Bengal, Situated near the eastern peripheral land of Dhaka at about 27 km distance from the zero Point, the site represents the substantial remains of an early medieval bygone city called Suvarnagram>Sonargaon. It now accommodates a beautiful mosque of Shah Abdul Alla in Goaldi village called Gowaldi Masjid built in stone – brick masonry (1519 AD), the tomb of sultan Ghiasuddin (1399-1409 AD) entirely of carved stone called Sultan Giasuddin Azam shah Mazar, a bridge (17th cent AD), a tomb complex and some sparse structural vestiges. There is also a folk museum at one corner of the site. Another attraction of the site is an early modern settlement called Panam City. It lies on the close vicinity of Sonargaon.

 

Sonargaon was the seat of Dev Dynasty until the 13TH century. From then onward till the advent of the Mughals, Sonargaon was the subsidiary capital of the sultanate of Bengal. The ancient monuments, which are still intact over there including the shrines of Panch Pir.