Sidi Sayed Jhali

Sidi Sayed Jhali

  • Ahmedabad
  • Gujarat
  • India
#29
Amont Things to Do in Ahmedabad
  • Built By Ahmed Shah's slave, Sidi Sayyid
  • Established 1573

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Sidi Sayed Jhali, Ahmedabad Overview

The most famous mosque in Ahmedabad is Sidi Sayed Mosque, acclaimed for it's splendid Jhali screen, framed, in the ten semi-circular windows. It is a superb example of delicate carving that transforms atone into filigree. The Mosque of Sidi Sayed, near Lal Darwaja is world famous for its exclusive stone tracery. The Jali screen windows are one of the best examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

 

You get miniature models of this, which will remind you of the mesmerising experiences in Ahmedabad. A part of the wall in the old citadel (Bhadra) of the mosque built by Ahmed Shah's slave, Sidi Sayyid, is celebrated all over the world for its exquisite stone window tracery - a superb example of delicate carving that transforms stone into filigree.

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