It was founded in 1608 as Jahangir Nagar, the capital of Mughal Bengal. It was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of South Asia and the center of the worldwide muslin trade.
The Nawab of Bengal shifted the capital from Dhaka to Murshidabad in the early-18th century.
With the rise of Calcutta (now Kolkata) during the British rule, Dhaka began to decline and came to be known as the “City of Magnificent Ruins”. The British however began to develop the modern city from the mid-19th century.
Old Dhaka is famous for its variety of foods and amicable living of all religion people together.
The main Muslims festival here is Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and Muharram, Hindu festivals are Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Rathyatra and Janmashtami, Christian festival Christmas and Easter Sunday, and Buddhist Festival is Vesak.
The all religion festival here is “Shakrain”(পৌষ সংক্রান্তি)and “Halkhata”(হালখাতা) with much splendor and devotion in this part of Dhaka.
Muslims are main population here, second Hindu,third Christian and Buddhist.
Here in this episode, I showed you different historical places and traditions of Dhaka City.
Some of the contents are-
1. Laalbag Kella
2. Ahsan Manzil
3. Hussaini Dalan
4. Tara Masjid & Shahbaz Masjid
5. Armenian Church
6. Dhakesshori Mandir
7. Sat Gambuj Masjid
8. Boro katra & Choto Katra
9. Shaheed Minar
10. Mausoleum of Three Leaders
11. Curzon Hall
12. Some Notable Sculptures of DU Campus
13. Tarditional Tomtom of Old Dhaka
14, Nanna Biriyani
15. Bakorkhani and so more other things…
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