Sidi Bashir Mosque, Gujarat

Sidi Bashir Mosque, also known as Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets in English, is a former mosque located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (a state in India). This mosque was built in the year 1452 by the Khan of Gujarat Sultanate. There are two cases of origins when it comes to the Sidi Bashir Mosque. It is said that the mosque was either built by Sidi Bashir, who was the slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah (Sultan of Gujarat) or by Mali Sarang who was a noble court's man of Mahmud Begada, another Sultan of Gujarat.

The architecture of the Sidi Bashir Mosque has been a mystery for years now as the minars of the mosque shakes every now and then. When one of the minars gently shakes, the rest of the minars start vibrating for a few seconds. This doesn't imply to the passageway connecting the minars as they don't either shake or vibrate when the minars of the mosque are vibrating. The phenomenon of vibration was first observed by Monier M Williams who was an English Sanskrit scholar in the 19th century.

From the year 1452 till the year 1981 the Jhulta Minar was being used by the locals and people used to visit the mosque for 'Namaz' prayers. In 1981, an unfortunate incident occurred where many children died during a stampede. This incident led to the closing of the mosque as the upper section of the mosque was also damaged over the years. Tourists can now see the exteriors of the mosque as it is not open for public viewing.


Sidi Bashir Mosque (Jhulta Minar) open at 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM

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