Your Visit to a Place of Historical Importance (একটি ঐতিহাসিক গুরুত্বপূর্ণ স্থানে তোমার ভ্রমণ)
The occasion of the visit: In my childhood, I heard a lot about the Mazar of Peer Khan Jahan Ali and the Satgambuj mosque at Bagerhat from my elders. Since then I had been cherishing the hope of visiting the Mazar. During the last autumn vacation, I got an opportunity to visit Bagerhat. My father was with me.
Khan Jahan Ali's Mazar: The Mazar of Khan Jahan Ali stands on a raised ground. It has a beautiful dome. Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali was buried there. The tomb is made of cut-out stones. The story goes that Peer Khan Jahan Ali brought these stones from Chittagong by floating on water.
On the tomb, there are inscriptions in Arabic. On the night of the full moon of the month of Chaitra, a big fair is held beside the Mazar. Many devotees attend the fair.
Khan Jahan Ali's tank: There is a big tank in front of the Mazar. It is like a big lake. The local people call it the Dighi of Khan Jahan Ali. It has several crocodiles in it. People believe that their desire would be fulfilled if they can appease the hunger of these crocodiles with hens, cocks, or goats.
Whenever anybody makes such an offering the caretaker of the Mazar calls out the crocodiles. I saw all these with my own eyes and derived much pleasure.
The Satgambuj mosque: I also visited the Satgambuj mosque. It is a large building that stands on sixty stone pillars with its seventy-seven Gambuj. The mosque is beautifully decorated. It attracts a large number of tourists and visitors every year.
The Ghora Dighi: Near the Satgambuj mosque there is a big Dighi called the Ghora Dighi. It is said that a horse was made to run before digging the Dighi. The horse ran straight and covering a certain distance stood still.
That distance was accepted as the length of the Dighi. That is why the Dighi is called Ghora Dighi. I visited the Dighi and learned many things about Khan Jahan Ali.
Conclusion: I spent about five hours visiting the Mazar saying our prayers and giving some offerings. The visit to the Mazar filled my heart with joy. I left Bagerhat but the memory still haunts my mind.