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Maner Sharif

Maner Sharif

Maner Sharif
Maner Sharif

Phulwari Sharif is an important medieval and religious city of Bihar. It is located seven kilometers away from Patna. This place has a long and rich religious history that is closely attached to the birth and development of the Sufi culture in our country. Sufi saints of the medieval times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social, and cultural developments. Phulwari Sharif was one such place from where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and tolerance to other parts of the country. Being a very important medieval site in Phulwari Sharif has some exquisite medieval structures. These are Khanqah Mujeebia, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Sangi Masjid, and Imarat Sharia.

These structures manifest the influence of the Mughal architectural style. Among various structures here Sangi Masjid is an architectural masterpiece. It is not only influenced by the Mughal style but also bears influences of the local style of architecture prevalent in this region at that time. This beautiful mosque was built by Mughal Emperor Humayun. As an important characteristic of that period, it is built in red sandstone. It is not only an attraction of Muslims but also for all tourists from all parts of the globe. The importance of Phulwari Sharif is also lying in being an important religious educational institution and popularly known for an inside Madrasa which has played a significant role in spreading education to the poor masses of the region.

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