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Sidi Sayiad's Mosque in Ahmedabad

The Sidi Saiyyed mosque Ahmedabad, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. Known for its intricate jails, the Sidi Sayiad's Mosque Ahmedabad in India, makes a travel to Ahmedabad a worthwhile endeavor. The Sidi Saiyad Mosque is also one of the holy places in Ahmedabad.


The Sidi Sayiad's Mosque was built in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. The mosque was built in the last year of the Sultanate of Gujarat and is now one of the most famous monuments in Ahmedabad.


The mosque is entirely arched and has ten screen windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The twin windows of pierced stone are carved in style of a tree with palm leaves and curved tendrils. These screens are framed in ten semi-circular windows. This mosque is a superb and peerless example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree. The beautiful carved stone windows depict the intricate intertwining of the branches of a tree. This intricately carved stone window is called the Sidi Saiyyed Jali. Wooden models of these windows, which are a fine example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture, are kept in the New York and Kensington museums.

The rear wall of the Sidi Sayiad's Mosque Ahmedabad is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved again in designs of intertwined trees and foliage of the Kalpa tree, a Hindu motif; a palm and parasite motif. This mosque was once part of the city wall, and is now close to the river end of Relief Rd.


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