This article has been extracted from
THE IMPERIAL GAZETTEER OF INDIA , 1908.
OXFORD, AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Note: National, provincial and district boundaries have changed considerably since 1908. Typically, old states, ‘divisions’ and districts have been broken into smaller units, units, and many tahsils upgraded to districts.Many units have since been renamed. Therefore, this article is being posted mainly for its historical value.
Peak of the Assia range in the Jajpur subdivision of Cuttack District, Bengal, situated in 20 degree 39' N. and 86° 14’ E. On the summit of the hill, 2,500 feet above the level of the surrounding country, stands the mosque of Takht-i-Sulaiman, a plain stone building consisting of a single room surmounted by a dome, built in 1719 by Shuja-ud-din, the Oris'sa deputy of the Nawab Murshid Kuli Khan.