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Hazrat Shajalal

In the north of city, off Airport Road, lies the region's holiest place, the shrine of Hazrat Shajalal. The 14th- centuary sufi saint shah jalal is buried here, making it a major pilgrimimage site fir Bangladesh Moslims.

Being buried near the saint is considered a great honour. Shahjalal's sword and robes are preserved within the large new Mosque but aren't on display. The tomb is covered with rich brocade and at night the space around it is illuminated with candles - it is quite magical. If you are invited to see the tomb, behave with appropriate solemnity.

The pond in front of the shrine complex is filled with sacred catfish that are fed by pilgrims and are, according to legend, metamorphodsed black magicians of the Hindu Raja Gour Govinda, who was defeated by Shajalal in 1303.Nearby, on a hillock named Rama Raja's Tilla , you can get some partially blocked views of the city legend has it, a Hindu temple that once stood here was destriyed by an earthquake, instigated by Shahjalal.
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