অনুরণন: Revival of Anderkilla Shahi Jame Mosque
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The Ander Killa (meaning "the inner fort") Shahi Jame Mosque is a 362 years old mosque of Mughal era standing at 32 feet high from the ground on a hilltop. It was built during 1667 AD by Umed Khan, son of Nawab Shayesta Khan, as a symbol of triumph of the Mughals’ over the Arakani Moghs and Portuguese pirates in 1966 AD. Over time many alterations took place in the mosque. The visibility of the Mughal mosque has been cloaked completely due to the extension of the mosque and surrounded buildings. Currently 3000 people can pray in the mosque at once while many people pray on the road during Friday prayer. In addition to that, the book market below has extremely natural poor ventilation and little or no light. The design thrives to meet up its necessity with an added flavor of exposure of the Mughal mosque, accommodating twice the number of people to pray, relocating the shops, creating public interaction and tourist attraction.