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Pandua near Malda contains the third largest concentration of Muslim monuments in Bengal. A ten-kilometre long, old brick-paved road runs through the entire town.
Qutub Sahi Mosque or Sona Masjid (The Golden Mosque) built in 1582 is a doubled aisled mosque with ten domes and corner turrets was erected in the nonour of the Saint Nur Qutub-Ul-Alam by Makhdum Shaikh, the descendant and a follower of the Saint. It is also known as the Sona Masjid because of its earlier gilded wall surface and crowns of the turrets.

It was also used as a court of justice later. The Judge used to sit on this raised dais.

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