|Imambara literally means the residence of the Imam, but In the Indian subcontinent, the word stands for a house or an assembly hall built by the Shiites for observing Muharram. Build in the memory of the great philanthropist Hazi Muhammad Mohsin, the imposing structure was took 20 years to build and was completed in 1861.|
Designed by architect Keramtulla Khan, the two storied building is cnetred round a rectangular courtyard, decorated with fountains and pools. But the prime attraction of the Imambara are it two 85 feet high towers and are each approachable by a set of 152 stairs and offers spectacular views. The three storied structure connecting the tower contains a clock at the top story, while the lower stories contain the bells and the clock machinery.
The photo shows the twin towers of the Hooghly Imambara towering above the courtyard.