Mausoleum of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমানের সমাধি) is located at Tungipara, 19 km from Gopalganj district. Thousands of people come to the tomb daily to pay tribute to the father of the Nation.
It is located in a village area and its name is Tungipara. The village is under the Patagati Union Parishad. But by the village name of Tungipara its upozilla name has been change. Tungipara has been chabged by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s mausoleum complex.
On an average, around 5,000 people from all over the country come to Tungipara every day to pay their respects to the beloved leader. They were delighted to learn about Bangabandhu’s memory, agitation, struggle, colorful life and sacrifice. Standing beside the altar of the tomb of Bangabandhu, the soldiers of Mujib Adarsh paid homage to the grave, cried for him and made special prayers.
The greatest Bengali of all time, the architect of independent Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on March 17, 1920 in Tungipara. He returned to Tungipara on 15 August with the deathless life of a deadly bullet. He was buried next to his parents in the family cemetery the next day.
After the Awami League government came to power in 1996, plans were taken to build Bangabandhu Mausoleum complex in Tungipara. Former President Justice Sahabuddin Ahmed laid the foundation stone for the construction of the tomb on March 17, 1999. The archeology department built the mausoleum in collaboration with the Army’s Engineering Corps.
The mausoleum complex has been built on the banks of the Baigar river in Tungipara. Painted with red ceramic brick and white-black tiles, the paintings of the masonry built in the style of Greek architectural art have emerged. The tomb of Bangabandhu is located in front of the complex, after two parks. Next to the grave of his parents.
The original tomb was built around these three tombs. A round dome made of white stone is cut into a wall on a madfish. The sun shines through this jafri cut. Lighting is also spread through the glass carving above. Black tiles all around Bangabandhu’s grave in white tiles in front of him. The upper part is empty. The graveyard is surrounded by a short railing.
The complex has a library and a museum. There are about 6,000 books in the library, including books by Bangabandhu and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. There is a research center, exhibition center, open stage, public plaza, administrative building, cafeteria, bakultala square and souvenir corner.
In the center of the exhibition, there are various portraits of the life of Bangabandhu’s fighter, besides the paintings of various artists. In addition, various newspapers published from various countries of the country and abroad of the Liberation War. The coffin, which was brought to Dhaka by military helicopter from Dhaka, has also been carefully guarded. The visitors came here and were overwhelmed. Pay homage to Bangabandhu.
The tomb is open daily from 8am to 6pm. The library is open from 9am to 5pm. Sheikh Russell Shishpark has been built on the initiative of Tungipara Municipality next to the Bangabandhu Mausoleum complex. There are also tours.
Not only the tomb complex, there are many more areas to visit. The original ancestral home of Bangabandhu, the playground of childhood, the favorite child of Bangabandhu Amgach, Sheikh Ghar Jame Mosque (established in the year 4), etc. There is Hijaltala Ghat, where Bangabandhu used to bathe as a kid. Meet the traditional and large pond of the Sheikh family.
How to get to Tungipara:
From Dhaka to Gopalganj – Directly you can go Tungipara from Dhaka. The bus has two routes. One is from Patturia from Gabtali, the other is from Gulistan to Mawa Ghat. The distance from Gabtali to Tungipara is 240 km. It takes about five and a half hours to reach Tungipara by bus called Golden Line, Seva, Green Line, Comfort Line. Half an hour of continuous buses are available. Rent is Tk 350 per person.
Distance from Gulistan to Tungipara is 160 km. On this route Tungipara Express, Seva Greece Line and Madhumti can be reached by bus on Tangipara bus. The bus will be available continuously every half hour. Rent 300 Taka per person.
From Gopalganj to Tungipara – From Gopalganj city Bedagram or police line turn left local bus. Rent 40 Taka. Apart from this, you can reserve CNG operated autorickshaw from Gopalganj Sadar to see Bangabandhu tomb in Tungipara. Rent 300 to 350 Taka.
Where to stay at Tungipara:
There are a few general quality residential hotels for staying at Gopalganj district headquarters. Chowrangi, the center of the city, has Hotel Palash, Hotel Taj at Launchghat, Hotel Sohag at Post Office, Hotel Rifat and Hotel Shimul in front of Chorangi main road. Room rates for these hotel types range from 400 to 1200 taka.
Besides, there is a motel named Madhumati of Bangladesh Tourism Corporation at Tungipara Police Station Road. The motel has AC and nonAC rooms. Rent 800 to 1500 Taka. In addition, there are 12 seats in the dormitory. Rent is Tk. The motel also has a meal system.
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