Ek Lakhi Masjid (Mosque) was built, with material from older sculptures, around the period 1412-1415 at the cost of Rupees 100000 (One Lakh) which was an enormous sum in those days. That is it is known as the "Ek Lakhi" mosque. King Ganesha probably commissioned it for his son Jadu who had converted to Islam.
Jadu assassinated his father, took the name of Jalaluddin and ruled Bengal from 1415 to 1431. The outer walls of the mosque are covered with intricate terracotta work on brick. The inner walls of the doorways show examples of such work.
Now Jalaluddin, his wife and daughter lie buried inside the main hall.
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baleze (133) 2005-12-28 14:31
Awesome use of shadows, that's a very wise shot. I appreciate the fact that her face is covered in dark, that adds a mysterious touch to the picture.
Cormac (26565) 2005-12-28 15:55
Wonderful composition! I like the way you framed the person in the arch, with the light coming from behind. This makes her look otherworldly, or mystic. Well done!
pranab (5354) 2005-12-28 23:59
a wonderful shot with lot play with light and shadow. i like the detail on the brick wall. framing with the arch was a great idea.
krishindu (469) 2005-12-29 3:19
An excellent composition with great lighting and extremely interesting note. Well done.
pmthanh (676) 2005-12-29 13:55
Great light and composition.
Very liked this shot.
Great work. Congratulation
rosaline (0) 2006-01-04 18:50
Great effect here with the framing and lighting. The exposure is good and the modelling works well. Nice shadow too. Good work..
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-01-15 6:03
This picture is beautifull for the composition and the beautifull light under the arch; The woman give an elegant aspect.
Very well done.