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Sidi Bashir Mosque, Ahmedabad

The Sidi Bashir Mosque is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Due to its unique construction, the mosque is also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets.  It is believed that the mosque was constructed by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah in 1452.

The Shaking Minarets at Ahmedabad, drawn in 1809 by Robert Melville Grindlay

 

The shaking minarets

There are two minarets in the mosque, each of which is 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 actual cause of this is unknown as of yet. This phenomenon was first observed in the 19th century by Monsier M. Williams, an English Sanskrit scholar.

The mosque is located opposite the Ahmedabad Railway station and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Ahmedabad.

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