Ahmedabad,  Gujarat,  Historical,  India,  Religious

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque a famous place history and review

About Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

This mosque is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, popularly known as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jali. It was built by Sidi Saiyyed 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. It is situated in the heart of the 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad. The design of the mosque is entirely in the arcuate system of construction. It is consist of arches, domes, squinches, and vaults. The mosque is set up like a theatre without a fourth wall, celebrated for the intricately carved filigree work on its jalis.

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The 20th-century Indologist and art historian Vincent Arthur Smith described these jalis as the “most artistic stone lattice-work to be found anywhere in the world.”

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

If you wanted to visit mosques in Ahmedabad then you should surely visit this mosque. This place is good for photography purposes etc.

This mosque is very close to lal darwaja and its front side there is Agashiya haveli. The Agashiya haveli is one of the oldest Havelis. Later on it is converted into the heritage hotel. It is also very famous for there Gujarati thal that is one of the highest thali prices in Ahmedabad.

There is a road in between the mosque and the famous Lucky tea stall restaurant. The lucky tea stall is famous as it is on the graveyard.

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