Sidi Bhashir Mosque

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: Saraspur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Mosque, Historical Site, Monument

Sidi Bhashir Mosque - Review

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

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  • 95% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Sidi Bhashir Mosque in their plan

  • 33.54% of people start their Sidi Bhashir Mosque visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sidi Bhashir Mosque

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sidi Bhashir Mosque

People normally club together Swaminarayana Temple and Jama Masjid while planning their visit to Sidi Bhashir Mosque.

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  • Sidi Bashir Mosque is a former mosque in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Only the central gateway and two minarets survive; they are known as the Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. Entry to the shaking minaret was prohibited following an incident in 1981 at Qutb Minar in Delhi, when a stampede resulted in the deaths of many children. There is also damage to the upper sections.

  • Jhulta minar situate in ahmedabad station....no way to go over minar... but wgen train pass from station.. thecminar was shaking

  • A unique identity of Ahmedabad. buit by sultan of Ahmedabad in 1452. Attractive place for visitors. unique architecture and sclupture.

  • It's a beautiful example of our excellent architecture of the past. It's a surrounding area is quite noisy but inside the complex its a very peaceful atmosphere.

  • 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. However, these are not in a very good condition as it is believed that the British had dismantled them to understand the cause of vibrations. They could not resolve the engineering and it was not possible to put them back in their original condition. Demonstrations of the minarets shaking or vibrating are not carried out anymore.

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