Sidi Bhashir Mosque, Ahmedabad
Sidi Bhashir Mosque, Ahmedabad - Address
Address: Saraspur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
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About Sidi Bhashir Mosque, Ahmedabad
The Sidi Bashir Mosque is famed for its 21.3m-high shaking minarets (Jhulta Minars) . Built to seek to protect against earthquake damage, this certainly worked in the earthquake of 2001. The mosque is located opposite the Ahmedabad Railway station and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Ahmedabad. Entry to the shaking minaret was prohibited following an incident at Qutb Minar in Delhi, where a stampede resulted in many children being crushed.
Each minaret is about 21 meters high and has three stories which have delicately carved stone balconies. The mosque and the minarets were built in 1461 but reason for this design is uncertain.
Sidi Bhashir Mosque Information
- Entry to the mosque is restricted.
How To reach Sidi Bhashir Mosque by Public Transport
- Sarangpur Bus Stop
- Khadiya Char Rasta Bus stop
Restaurants Near Sidi Bhashir Mosque
- The house of MG
- Shreeji Sandwich
- Green signal
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Great architectural design... Inaccessible to Public... Minaras' are visible from a long distance... Though the Minaras' are being crossed while going inside railway station mostly not noticed by people... Not maintained... No proper parking...
A wonder not known to many locals.. not publicised well too .. either by state Govt. or by central govt. .. entry is banned.. so can't experience the wonder.. not very well maintained.. shamed to state these details
Also known as the Shaking Minarets, they are playful but with a whir of quivering mystery. They have left the best of architects and pioneering design engineers intrigued and in unresolvable wonder. What they cannot unravel is when one minaret is shaken the other begins to vibrate, though the connecting passage between the two remains vibration-free; what causes this vibration is unknown. There are two well-known pairs of Shaking Minarets in Ahmedabad, one located opposite the Sarangpur Darwaja and the other near the Kalupur Railway Station Area. The one near Sarangpur Darwaja is within the vicinity of the Sidi Bashir Mosque built in 1452 AD by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. They are three storeys talls with carved balconies where visitors were once allowed to climb all the way up. The other set of minarets near the Railway Station is taller in height.
One of the heritage sites of Ahmedabad, very well built. Architectural Design is great. Vibration can be felt in one minar from another. Yet it's not well preserved by authorities. Located near central railway station.
This is wrong place. This is only minsra Not jhulta minara