Historical city Murshidabad, which was one of the largest cities in the whole world. This city is known as a very valuable historical place in India. Nawab Murshid-Quli-Khan renamed this city with his name. Murshidabad city was the capital of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa. The great Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daullah was the last independent Nawab of this city.
History of Nawab:-
The British East India Company came to India as traders. The British were smarter people then. They made Mir Jafar betray the Nawab of Bengal. Thus begun the British Raj in India and Calcutta became the capital of British India.
Most of India’s best-known Palaces are named after the cities or towns where they stand. This one is different-Murshidabad’s Hazarduari Palace.
History of the name of Hazarduari:
Hajarduari Palace is named after the number of doors it has. Therefore it is called “Hazarduari”, should strictly speaking be thousand(“Hazar” being thousand, and “duar” being the door).
The history of Hazarduari Palace:
The Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad was designed in 1837 by General Duncan McLeod of the Bengal. The Hazarduari Palace was built by Mir Jafar’s family while Shiraj-Ud-Daullah’s Palace was on the other side of the river. The Hazarduari complex has-Nizam Imambara, clock, Madina mosque, etc.
Construction of Hazarduari Palace:
The Hazarduari Palace was built in the 19th century when Bengal was under the power of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jha. The location where Hazarduari Palace is located was the site for the Nizamat Kila was demolished to build Hazarduari. The construction went on till 1837.
Enclosures within Hazarduari Palace:
The Nijamat Kila, which houses the Palace, also plays host to some other monuments of significance. The Nizamat Imambara is a hall of Shia Muslim congregation located right in the vicinity of the Palace. The ancient clock tower of Murshidabad also finds a place here. The Madina Mosque and chowk Masjid are important shrines of the Bengali-Muslim community here. If you actually wish to indulge in the Nawabi lifestyle, set a day aside for the Hazarduari Palace.
Artifacts of Hazarduari Palace:
For a history buff, this palace can turn out to a fascinating journey. The Hazarduari Palace is a safe house for many distinctive historical relics and is divided into museum galleries.
Imambara’s are places of worship for the Shia Muslims. Nizamat Imambara is the biggest Imambara in the country. The foundation stone laid by the last Nawab of Bengal. That’s Shiraj-Ud-Daullah.
Nizama Kila was once a palace belonging to the Nawabs of Murshidabad. It was where the old Murshidabad Fort was located and where the present Hazarduari Palace stands. Today, when people talk about Nizamat Kila, they mostly refer to the site. Where the Hazarduari Palace is along with other structures.
Hazarduari Palace Museum:
The Hazarduari Palace Museum is a famous tourist attraction exhibiting beautiful artifacts, paintings, weapons like Siraj-Ud-Daullah,’s swords, statues. The attraction is also vintage cars that once belonged to the Nawabs of the 18th century. Some of the galleries are dedicated only to display a marvelous collection of landscape paintings from the er. While some are just to demonstrate British Portraits, portraits of Nawab Nazim, Portraits of the Prince, dewans, and Nazims.