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Siddi Bashir Mosque

Also called Shaking Minaret and Jhulta Minar


Siddi Bashir Mosque, also called Shaking Minaret or Jhulta Minar, is one of the prominent tourist interests in the city of Ahmedabad. The mosque is supposed to have been built in 1461 by a slave of Sultan Siddi Bashir.

The main attraction of the mosque is its two minarets, of which when one is moved with force, the other begins to shake. It is surprising that the passageway that connects the towers is free from vibration. The fundamental mechanism which causes the vibration is still a mystery.

The masjid is an example of master craft works and the three storied minarets carry richly carved stone balconies around each storey.

The mosque is one km away from the Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station.



Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Ahmedabad
Location: Ahmedabad

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