Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jhulta Minar, Ahmedabad

Sidi Bashir Mosque is located opposite to the city railway station in Ahmadabad is one of the historic monument. This mosque was completed in 1452. Unfortunately the body of the mosque was later destroyed in a war between the Marathas and Gujarat Sultanate. But even today the minarets and arched central gateway still remain intact.



Each of this minarets is 100 feet tall and has 3 levels with intricately carved balconies. A gentle shaking of either minaret after climbing to a height of 84 feet results in the other minaret vibrating after a few seconds, though the connecting passage between them remains free of vibration. 



Due to this mysterious feature the minarates of mosque are also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. The actual reason behind this phenomenon is not yet known.



This minaret strong enough to withstand the pressure of fast moving trains that pass from a close distance. This architects has attributed to the way these minarets have been built layer by layer. The motifs on this minaret are of exceptional craftsmanship.

19 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful captures. Never seen minarets with such intricate works.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Great pics.

joshidaniel.com said...

looks so great :)

jMo said...

That is an impressive structure. Thank you for the term "minarets" I forgot that's what you called them.

Alok singhal said...

The shaking part is quite unique. Anyway, good coverage here.

Al said...

Those are amazing - do they allow people to climb the minarets, or is that forbidden or disrespectful?

Light and Voices said...

Beautiful craftsmanship for sure. See you next week.
JM, IL

Irene said...

Stunning shots! Impressive constructions and crafts.

Photo Cache said...

Awesome minaret.

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Thomas Lee said...

Solidly build minarets

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Minarets with a mystery!

NatureFootstep said...

nice image.

Lady Fi said...

Love the intricate details.

Jeevan said...

Beyond its beautiful and intricate architecture the connecting between the minarets sounds interesting. Superb capture!

Alexander said...

Beautiful work by the stone masons. That is intricate!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alexander
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Forest Dream Weaver said...

Amazing...thanks for the explanation!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Exceptional craftsmanship indeed. I hope archeologists or historians find out the reasons for the design. it would be interesting to know.

Ravish Mani said...

Great clicks and info :)

Anil Sahu said...

So Nice.