Sidi Bhashir MosqueCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- Entry to the mosque is restricted.
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- Shreeji Sandwich
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59.22% 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
It's a historical landmark in Ahmedabad. The speciality is that if you shake one minaret, then the other minaret will shake. It's technology is advanced and unknown. During the British rule, they cut n did lots of research to find out but was in vain. Now the government has closed one of the gate and inside side gate is open at times. I was lucky to go inside through inside small gate. Wonderful
such wonderful places..👌👌👌 People come to see the culture of India. So I'm happy........❤️ Proud to be indian...🇮🇳🇮🇳 Jai hind......🇮🇳🇮🇳
A magical historical monument. Must visit and try to grab the story and speciality behind this place.✌️🙂
A must visit. It is situated nearby Ahmedabad station. Interiors are good
The minarets are the tallest in Ahmedabad and are now located to the north of Ahmedabad Junction railway station. Though much damaged, especially near the foot, the stairs inside the minarets may still be used. The minarets are three stories tall with carved balconies. A gentle shaking of either minaret results in the other minaret vibrating after a few seconds, though the connecting passage between them remains free of vibration. The mechanism of this is not known, although the layered construction is thought to be a factor. The phenomenon was first observed in the 19th century by Monier M. Williams, an English Sanskrit scholar. The minarets are able to withstand fast-moving trains passing close by. Another mosque in Ahmedabad called the Raj Bibi Mosque also had shaking minarets similar to those at the Sidi Bashir Mosque. Under the British Raj, one was dismantled in order to study the construction, but could not be put back together. There is also one in Isfahan, Iran, called Monar Jonban (shaking minarets) with almost the same properties. A further example is a large mosque built by Makhdu-Ma-I-Jahan, mother of Sultan Qutubuddin Ahmad Shah II in 1454 A.D. She is buried in the mausoleum situated to the east of the mosque. 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.