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Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

Mosque of Sidi Sayed Jaali

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque(સિદૂી સૈયદ ની જાળી), built in 1573(૧૫૭૩), is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. As attested by the marble tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian in the retinue of Bilal Jhajar Khan, general in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate.[1]

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

The mosque was built in the last year of the existence of Sultanate of Gujarat.[1] The mosque is entirely arcuated and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved in designs of intertwined trees and foliage and a palm motif. This intricately carved lattice stone window is the Sidi Saiyyed Jali, the unofficial symbol of city of Ahmedabad and the inspiration for the design of the logo of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

The central window arch of the mosque, where one would expect to see another intricate jali, is instead walled with stone.[2] This is possibly because the mosque was not completed according to plan before the Mughals invaded Gujarat.[2]

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad
The Sidi Saiyyed mosque 
Panorama view of the mosque from the front 
Tablet on the wall of the mosque 
Carving inside Sidi Saiyyed Mosque 

References

  1. ^ a b Nawrath, E. A. (1956). Immortal India; 12 colour and 106 photographic reproductions of natural beauty spots, monuments of India's past glory, beautiful temples, magnificent tombs and mosques, scenic grandeur and picturesque cities, ancient and modern. Bombay, Taraporevala's Treasure House of Books.
  2. ^ a b Khan, KDL (June 4, 2011). "The Symbol of Ahmedabad".  

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