Shahi Eidgah, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Sylhet is a division of Bangladesh and it is the biggest city of the district with 500,000 inhabitants. It is a lush green area in the country with tea plantation and forests all around. The Sylhet valley is bounded by two beautiful rivers by the name Surma and the Kushiara. These rivers get water from the various streams which lie in the north and the south of the rivers.

The valley provides refuge to many birds that travel to this area during the winter season from the Serbian region across the Himalayas where there is very cold weather. Sylhet is a very rich city after Dhaka and Chittagong because people from western countries remit huge amounts to their family members. This city has many posh residential areas where rich people live.

Shahi Eidgah is an open ground where Eid congregations are held. Sylhet is situated in the North Eastern sector of the country. The capacity of the ground is to cater for more than 100,000 people at one time. This eidgah is the largest place in Bangladesh where so many people can offer Salah at one time. The walls around the ground give a look as if they are the walls of the fort. This ground is used by the Muslims for offering prayers on the two festivals of the Muslim Ummah which are Eid-ul Fitr and Eidf-ul-Azha. This place is located on the top of a hill, which gives a gorgeous look.

The Eidgah was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century. The ground contains a big Mihrab in the center of the wall which gives the direction of the QIBLA, with smaller Mihrabs on either side of the main Mihrab.  People can enter the ground from the three gates with beautiful Stands which give a fantastic look to the place. The people visit this place quite often and it is mostly used for the two Muslim festivals when congregational prayers are held.

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