Sidi Bhashir MosqueCurrently Closed
- Address: Saraspur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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
Restaurants Near Sidi Bhashir Mosque
- The house of MG
- Shreeji Sandwich
- Green signal
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sidi Bhashir Mosque
59.65% of people who visit Ahmedabad include Sidi Bhashir Mosque in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
38.37% of people start their Sidi Bhashir Mosque visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sidi Bhashir Mosque
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sidi Bhashir Mosque
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Sidi Bhashir Mosque, Ahmedabad Reviews
Jhulta minara is 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.
These 2 Minars made of red bricks are inside Ahmedabad rail junction. As told, these are not the jhulta minara in true sense. Not functional & one cannot test these by shaking one!
best place near city railway station but the history of that minar is too confusing, and few people knows about it. Someone says that we can feel vibrations from one tower to another like a seesaw, i.e. it is known as Jhulta minar but don't believe that this minar may be swing if it is possible than i want to see that.
You are not allowed to climb on minar or shake it(govt. has banned to preserve the monument)
The mosque is believed to have been constructed either by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah, or by Malik Sarang, a noble in the court of Mahmud Begada, another Sultan of Gujarat. It has been dated to 1452, although the style and material of the minarets point to the close of Mahmud Begada's reign (1511) or later. The body of the building was destroyed in 1753 during the war between the Marathas and the Khan of Gujarat Sultanate; only two minarets and the arched central gateway connecting them remain.