A Hisotric Moholla "Sakharibazar"
Shakhari Bazar is one of the oldest traditional neighbourhood in Puran Dhaka (Old Dhaka)....See more
Shakhari Bazar is one of the oldest traditional neighbourhood in Puran Dhaka (Old Dhaka). Shakhari Bazar stretches along a narrow lane, lined with thin slices of richly decorated brick buildings, built during the late Mughal or Colonial period. Despite rampant modifications, accretion, extension over time, even redevelopment, many still bear the testimony of a rich tradition.The mohalla belongs to the Shakhari Community, who borrowed their name from Shakha, a richly decorated bangle crafted from slices of Shankha or conch-shells. Shakha is the symbol that indicates that a Hindu woman is married. Besides Vadya Shankha used as a trumpet, for mangal-dhoni (tune of good omen), other crafts include Jal-shankha for offering holy water to the deity and other decorative ornaments. Almost every use of Shakha has some sort of a religious connotation.