Photographer's Note

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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