Published:  12:02 AM, 16 September 2017 Last Update: 12:04 AM, 16 September 2017

The Portuguese Catholic Church in Chittagong

The Portuguese  Catholic Church in Chittagong

Patharghata Catholic Church is situated at Patharghata in Chittagong district. This beautiful church was established around 500/600 years ago. This church has a graveyard inside it. People left their beloved person at this grave, and each of the tombs is epitaph by the word from their heart. Most interesting thing from the church is, it has a grave and where "Sir Henry Leland Harrison" lied. The grave was made by white Marble Stone. Local says, it is an exceptional grave of the church, as the tomb has stairs as passageway inside.


Henry Leland Harrison was a writer, and his book's name is "Bengal Embankment Manual, Containing an Account of the Action of the Government in Dealing with Embankments and Watercourses." It was first published from Calcutta, Bengal Secretariat Press in 1875. From the tomb of the Harrison, it was found that the fellow died after suffering from Cholera on 5th May 1892. Henry Harrison was born on February 5th 1837. He was only 55 years of old when He died.Most interesting thing from the church was, it has a grave and where "Sir Henry Leland Harrison" was laid. The grave is made by white Marble Stone. This tomb has a stairs as passageway inside.


Pathorghata it is not open to the public but a visitor can enter inside the premise after acknowledging the guards or the residents who live inside. This church is mainly for the tribal people who have converted into Christian and it runs by the fund from the Christian Mission. Slight near (outside) from the place you can see a graveyard. Probably the local christian people are lying there to have a rest in peace.



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