Historical Places:

Lalmai Moinamoti and Shalbon Bihara:

They are famous historical and archeological places around Comilla. These are a series of hillocks, where the Northern part is called Moinamoti and the Southern part is called Lalmai; and Shalbon Bihar is in the Middle of Lalmai and Moinamoti, which the was established in 8th century by King Buddadev. Salban Vihara, almost in the middle of the Mainarnati-Lalmai hill range consists of 115 cells, built around a spacious courtyard with cruciform temple in the centre facing its only gateway complex to the north resembling that of the Paharpur Monastery.

Kotila Mura situated on a flattened hillock, about 5 km north of Salban Vihara inside the Comilla Cantonment is a picturesque Buddhist establishment. Here three stupas are found side by side representing the Buddhist "Trinity" or three jewels i.e. the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Charpatra Mura is an isolated small oblong shrine situated about 2.5 km. north-west of kotila Mura stupas. The only approach to the shrine is from the East through a gateway, which leads to a spacious hall.

If you are in Comilla and already visited Lalmai, Moinamoti then don't miss to go Moinamoti museum where you will find the historical things found in Lalmai & Moinamoti of 7th & 8th centuries. The Mainamati site Museum has a rich and varied collection of copper plates, gold and silver coins and 86 bronze objects. Over 150 bronze statues have been recovered mostly from the monastic cells, bronze stupas, stone sculptures and hundreds of terracotta plaques each measuring on an average of 9" high and 8" to 12" wide. Mainamati is only 114 km. from Dhaka City and is just a day's trip by road on way to Chittagong.

Decidedly untypical of Bangladesh in topography and culture, the Chittagong Hill Tracts have steep jungle hills, Buddhist tribal peoples and relatively low-density population. The tracts are about 60km (37mi) east of Chittagong. The region comprises a mass of hills, ravines and cliffs covered with dense jungle, bamboo, creepers and shrubs, and have four main valleys formed by the Karnapuli, Feni, Shangu and Matamuhur rivers.

Itakhola Mura:

Locally the site is known as Itakhola Mura. As a result excavation a ground plan of an east facing Buddhist temple has been exposed. Five building are rebuilding phases have been found in the temple besides this the remains of small vihare has been exposed on northern side of the temple.

Itakhola Mura

Among the discovered antiquities are 18 tola solid gold on silver coin and a copper plate is noteworthy. Besides these a bust of a large size stucco image which is still instu. In consideration of the antiquities and architectural features the temple may be dated in 7 th to 12 th century A.D.

Buddhist stucco image

Rupban Mura:

Locally the site is known as Rupban Mura. But after excavation here brought to light remains of a shrine, a monastery and octagonal votive stupa.
Among the antiquities found here are on Gupta imitation gold coin, 4coins of debased metal, 3 silver coin and a buikey sand Buddha image of postgupta period.On the basis of all the evidences found here the original monastery and shrine may be dated prior to the 8 th century A.D.

Rupban Mura

Kotila Mura( Tri-Ratna Stupa) :

It is located on the top of a low Hillock in the Mainamati Cantonment area and about 5 kilometers north of Shalban Vihar. A wide staircase on the east lead to three rectangular entrance halls. Behind the halls are three stupas. Representing three Jewels, namely, the Buddha (order), Dharma (Discipline), and Sangha ( Unity).

Their square basement are surmounted by circular drums and hemisperical domes. There are nine more stupas at the extreme west side, Archaeological excavation from 1956 onward having yielding a large number of broken pieces of stone sculptures, unbaked vitive stupas and sealings of 7 th and 8 th century AD. Besides a gold coin of Mutasim Billah , the last Abbasid calipha (1242-1258) was recovered from the site. This establishment was flourishing in active from 7 th century to 13 th century AD. The architectural plan of this site is quite different from other Buildings of this region.

Kotila Mura

Charpatra Mura
Charpatra Mura
 is a small but interesting archaeological site in mainamati. It is situated in the northern part of the Lalmai ridge at about the centre of the Comilla Cantonment area. A small Hindu shrine, 45.7m x 16.8m, was uncovered here.

Charpatra Mura, Mainamati

In plan, shape and architectural design and decoration, it is unique; differing basically both from the Buddhist architecture of Mainamati and the traditional Hindu temple architecture of the Gupta or other Indian types. It appears to represent a synthetic Bengal type that has evolved gradually by assimilating certain elements and features of local Buddhist architecture.

The temple has two distinct parts, an open pillared hall in the badly damaged front part and a cella at the back in the west. The latter part was found less damaged and decayed, that is to say, better preserved and undisturbed. It could therefore be properly excavated and uncovered. The exterior of this cella or temple proper at the back shows a fantastically complex and variegated shape produced by a multiplicity of angles and corners resulting from a combination of symmetrical projections and offsets at lateral and vertical planes, maintaining, nevertheless, a delicate balance between exotic growth and basic strength and proportions of the original form and the traditional plan. The overall effect is highly pleasing.

A few very significant objects were discovered in this monument. These are a bronze relic casket and four copperplate grants - three of them issued by the last two kings of the chandra dynasty and the fourth by a Later-Deva king, all in favour of a Ladaha Madhava (Visnu) temple situated in devaparvata. One record identifies the locality as Pattikeraka. On the basis of our present knowledge and information, it may be stated with absolute certainty that this new settlement was definitely located in the Lalmai -Mainamati area, and occupied a part or the whole of the old city of Devaparvata, and that the Ladaha Madhava temple of the inscriptions may reasonably be identified with the excavated Charpatra Mura temple . The temple was probably reconstructed, if not originally built, by the Chandra King Shri-Ladahachandra (c 1000-1020 AD) who derived his name from that of the consecrated deity. Alternatively, the deity derived its name from that of the builder king who appears to have been especially devoted to him. This king issued two of the four grants found here. The appellation, Charpatra Mura, is related to the discovery of four copperplates

Lotikot Mura:

The side is locally known as Lotikot Mura. But as a result of excavation a ground plan of a Buddhist monastery has been exposed measuring 47.24m x 44.8m with 33 monastic cells. Hence it is now renamed as Lotikot Vihara. Two construction phases main approch of the monastery was on the north. Inconsideration of exposed architectural remains its date may be assigned to 8 th 10 th century A.D.

Lotikot Mura

Bhoj Vihara:

Locally it is known as Bhoj Rajar Bari, but after excavation here revealed a square ground plan of Buddhist monastery measuring 173.43m x 173.43m. So this site is now renamed as Bhoj Vihara. The monastery contains a building and 3 rebuilding phases, The approach was discovered on the north and a four faced temple was exposed in the centre of the courtyard.

Bhoj Rajar Bari

Among the find antiquities one giganitic bronze Buddha image and two local soft stone image is notewarthy. In consideration of the exposed architectural features and find antiquities the site may be dated 7 th to 12 th century A.D.

Bhoj Rajar Bari

War Cemetery:

Second World War warrior's graveyards are in this Cemetery. These graves in this graveyard of the great warriors who died d in world war from1939 to 1945 in Comilla areas.

In this well-preserved cemetery at a quiet and picturesque place within the city lie buried in eternal peace over 400 soldiers from British, India, Japan, Myanmar, who laid down their lives on the Myanmar front during the World War II. Every year a number of tourists come here to visit this Cemetery

Shah Shuja Mosque:

Shah Shuja is not known to have made extensive conquests, though he appears to have sent campaigns against Hijli and Tippera. Bahadur Khan, a habitual rebel, ruled Hijli (Medinipur district of West Bengal) in the southwestern corner of Bengal. In Shuja's time he delayed payment of revenues; Shuja took prompt action. Bahadur Khan was defeated, but he purchased a pardon by promising to pay more revenues than before.* Shuja's war with Tippera is mentioned in the Rajmala, the traditional history of the kings of Tippera. The Raja was defeated, but he made peace by ceding a slice of his territory bordering on modern Comilla. Shuja commemorated his victory by building a mosque, which is still extant in good condition and bears his name, on the bank of the river Gumti near Comilla town.

কুমিল্লার ঐতিহাসিক গুরুত্বপূর্ণ এবং পর্যটনের স্থানসমূহ

শালবন বিহার ও প্রত্নতাত্ত্বিক যাদুঘর, কোটবাড়ী, কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৮ কিলোমিটার। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

২য় বিশ্বযুদ্ধে নিহত সৈনিকদের সমাধিক্ষেত্র ময়নামতি ওয়ার সিমেট্রি

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৬কিলোমিটার। ইহা ক্যান্টমেন্ট এলাকায় অবস্থিত। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

বাংলাদেশ পল্লী উন্নয়ন একাডেমী (বার্ড), কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৮ কিলোমিটার। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

শাহ সুজা মসজিদ, মোগলটুলী, কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহরে অবস্থিত)

জগন্নাথ মন্দির, জগন্নাথপুর, পূর্ব বিবিরবাজার রোড, কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহরে হতে ৫ কিলোমিটার পূর্ব দিকে অবস্থিত। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে রিক্সা অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

ধর্ম সাগর, ত্রিপুরার মহারাজার খননকৃত দিঘী, কুমিল্লা শহরে অবস্থিত

(কুমিল্লা শহরে অবস্থিত।

বৌদ্ধ বিহারের ধবংসাবশেষ, রূপবানমুড়া ও কুটিলামুড়া, বার্ড সংলগ্ন

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৬কিলোমিটার। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

জোড়কানন দীঘি, সুয়াগাজী, কুমিল্লা সদর দক্ষিণ উপজেলা

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৮কিলোমিটার। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস অথবা সিএনজি যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

জগন্নাথ দিঘী, চৌদ্দগ্রাম উপজেলা, কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহর হতে প্রায় ৪০কিলোমিটার। কুমিল্লা শহর হতে বাস যোগে যাওয়া যায়)

বীরচন্দ্র গণপাঠাগার ও নগর মিলনায়তন,কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহরে কান্দিপাড় সংলগ্ন)

শ্রী শ্রী রাম ঠাকুরের আশ্রম, রানীর বাজার, কুমিল্লা

(কুমিল্লা শহরে রাণীর বাজার সংলগ্ন)

রামমালা পাঠাগার ও নাট মন্দির, লাকসাম রোড, কুমিল্লা

নবাব ফয়জুন্নেছার বাড়ী, নবাব বাড়ী, চৌমুহানী, কুমিল্লা

সংগীতজ্ঞ শচীন দেব বর্মনের বাড়ী, চর্থা নবাববাড়ী, চৌমুহানী, কুমিল্লা

রাজেশপুর বনবিভাগের পিকনিক স্পট, সদর দক্ষিণ উপজেলা, কুমিল্লা

গোমতী নদী, কুমিল্লা শহরের উত্তর পার্শ্বে, সদর উপজেলা, কুমিল্লা

পুরাতন অভয় আশ্রম (কেটিসিসিএ লিঃ), সদর উপজেলা সংলগ্ন

বাখরাবাদ গ্যাস ফিল্ড, মুরাদনগর উপজেলা, কুমিল্লা

কবি কাজী নজরুল ইসলামের প্রথম স্ত্রী বেগম নার্গিসের বাড়ী, দৌলতপুর, মুরাদনগর, কুমিল্লা

নবাব ফয়জুন্নেছার পৈত্রিক বাড়ী, পশ্চিম গাঁও, লাকসাম, কুমিল্লা

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