Haturia House Hallroom

The Main Hall becomes a Khanka-E-Aliya

The central hall of the house was initially designed for family gatherings but over the time it has been transformed into a place of assembly. At present, the hallroom is used as Khanka-E-Aliya, a place of special spiritual gathering.

Since 1933, after being designated as a waqf estate, the hall room has been used for prayers and spiritual and religious rituals, sometimes for an individual, and at other times for a large group of people. The residents perform their daily prayers in this room, but once a week, the room becomes a spiritual space for a large group of people. Once a year, it serves as a special space where large scale musical events are held.

Related Articles

logo with text white small

The project “Hidden Heritage: Homes in Dhaka” forms part of a larger research framework on “Silent Heritage: Buildings in Bangladesh” focusing on homes and other significant buildings, from the rural to the urban, and from the Mughal to the Modern.

[email protected]

Dhaka, Bangladesh