|Address Z5856, Bangladesh|
|Similar Taltoli Jama Mosque, Momin Mosque, Nakhalpara Sapra Mosque, Nine Dome Mosque, Binat Bibi Mosque|
The Sura Mosque is a mosque in the village ChorGasa under Ghoraghat Upazila in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh.
Location and history
The Sura Mosque stands in the village ChorGasa under Ghorahat Upazila in Dinajpur District, about 6 km from Upazila headquarters. There is no inscription table at the mosque, but it has been dated to the early sixteenth century in the light of its close links with dated monuments of similar style. An inscription from the time of Alauddin Hussain Shah, dated at 910 A. H./1504 A. D. was discovered in the village Champatali, a few miles away from the place. It records the construction of a mosque, and if this inscription describes the mosque at Sura, the year 1504 A. D. is the date of its construction.
The mosque stands on a raised mound of earth and is approached from the east by a flight of steps. It has a single dome over one large square room, and a verandah that has three domes. It has a 4.87m square Prayer chamber flanked on the east by a 1.82 m wide foreroom and measures externally 8.53 m by 12.50 m. At one time it was surrounded by high walls, which is a style otherwise unknown in Bengal.
The kiblah wall contains three mihrab niches of stone enclosed within rectangular frame. The brick walls are faced with stone slab from within and the outside surfaces have some evidence of rich carving work of terracotta.