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Historical Place of Mahasthan Garh in Bangladesh

Bangladesh figures very prominent in history since the very ancient times. She has witnessed many ups and downs of history. There are many places of historical interest in Bangladesh. One such place is Mahasthan Garh. It is about eight miles away from the district town of Bogra In Bangladesh. Mahasthan was the capital of Bengal during the reign of the Pal Kings. Some of the Pal Kings were very powerful. They were Buddhists. During their rule a great Buddhist civilization flourished in Bengal. It is paid the Shah Sultan Ibrahim, a great devotee and preacher of Islam, Came to Mahastan Garh from Balkh of Iran. His Great influence gave rise to enmity with the then rulers of Mahastan. As a result some clashes took place with the ruling kings. But Sultan Ibrahim at last won the battle and succeeded in his mission. This great saint and his disciples lie buried here. The place is thus sacred for both he Buddhist and the Muslim. At Mahastan Garh Excavations were made and many statues were found. The have been kept for display in the near by Museum. The stone made statuses of Buddha. Some old coins and old specimen’s architecture show that a high standard of civilization prevailed here.



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