Sidi Sayed Mosque, Gujarat

Sidi Sayed Mosque

The Sidi Sayed Mosque was built around 1573 and can be found near Lal Darwaza in Ahmedabad. It is among the most famous mosques in the city and was built by Sidi Sayed, who was a slave during the reign of Ahmed Shah.

The structure has received huge appreciation worldwide because of its splendid architecture and craftsmanship, which is unique in the world. This monument has ten semi-circular windows, which draw a lot of attention due to being covered with a mesh, commonly known as ‘Jali’. This style of covering on the windows represents the Indo-Saracenic architecture and is greatly admired by people all throughout the country due to which it soon came be known as ‘stone tracery’.

Mosque is carved entirely with stone and boasts the famous lattice work on its sides and rear curves. The two inlets adjoining the central walkway have stone slabs, which are carved in a pattern of entangled trees. This intricately carved window is an unofficial symbol of Ahmedabad as well as an inspiration for the logo of IIM, Ahmedabad.

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