Photographer's Note

Murshidabad -II

This is the second image in the series,although uploaded a bit late.In this image ,you can see the Nizamat Imambara inside the Hazatduari Palace complex at Lalbagh.

Some tidbits about the Imambara :

The NizamatImambara was built by in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali Khan under the supervision and direction of Sadeq Ali Khan just opposite the Hazarduari Palace at a cost of more than INR 6 lacs.The main entrance just parallel to the north face of the Hazarduari Palace faces south. The masons took only 11 months to finish the construction as in addition to their wages they also received food which allowed them to work day and night. The present Imambara is 680 feet long, however the breadths vary. The central block that has the Madina is 300 feet long. It had been built slightly some feet away from the site of the old building in north. The Imambara stands just opposite to the Hazarduari Palace and is situated just on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. The gap between the shores of the river and the west wall of the Imambara may be a few feet.This Imambara is the largest one in India and Bengal.

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