Keyword
Match



Historical

ADALAJ VAV
AINA MAHAL
Ashokan Rock Edicts
Bhadra Fort
BHUJIA HILL FORT
CALICO TEXTILES MUSEUM
Digvir Niwas Palace
ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM
Fort Of Diu
KACHCHH MUSEUM
More Info...
Region
East India
West India
North India
South India
Central India
Adventure Wildlife
Beaches
Historical
Spiritual
Deccan Odyssey
Fairy Queen Train
Palace on Wheels
The Royal Orient
World Time
Train Schedule
Currency Info
Distance Calculator
Indian Railway Reservation
Weather Report
STD Code
ISD Code
FAQ
Tips
Packing List
Must Explore
How to reach India
Travel risks
Foreign embassies in India
Indian embassies in Foreign
Facts about India
Visa & passport
Home>>West India>>Gujarat>>Historical>>Shaking Minarets

Shaking Minarets

Shaking Minarets

SHAKING MINARETS, SHAKING MINARETS historical, SHAKING MINARETS travel, SHAKING MINARETS tourism
Location : Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Part of : Sidi Bashir Mosque.
Unique Feature : On Shaking One Minaret, Other Also Shakes.


The Shaking Minarets are two minarets located at the Sidi Bashir mosque, near the Sarangpur Gate and about 1.5 kilometers south of railway station of Ahmedabad city, in the state of Gujarat. They are uniquely designed in a way that when one minaret is shaken the other one shakes too.

Unique Feature
If one of the minaret is shaken the other vibrates too, as if following the principal of resonance. In a trial, a small ball was hung to one of the minarets and when the other minaret was shaken, the hanging ball on the other exhibited swinging effect.

The famous shaking minarets aroused so much curiosity in British rulers that one of the minaret was dismantled by them, in vain, to fathom the secret of its construction and the mystery behind the swinging effect.

The Architecture
SHAKING MINARETS, SHAKING MINARETS historical, SHAKING MINARETS travel, SHAKING MINARETS tourismThis is a unique historical architectural marvel in the state of Gujarat. Each minaret is three storeyed with delicately carved balanced stone balconies, which girdle the minarets of each storey. These minarets are about 21.34 meters high.

Mystery About its Original Builder
Though popularly named after Sidi Bashir, a favourite slave of Sultan Ahmad Shah I, it is perhaps likely, the designer was Malik Sarang, a noble of Sultan Mahmud Shah Begada's court in whose name the adjoining locality of Sarangpur was built. Malik Sarang was a Rajput Hindu converted to Islam under the influence of Sultan and soon after became the Governor of Ahmedabad , in 1521 AD, during the reign of Muzaffar Shah II (1511-1526 AD). Popularly these are called as Siddi Bashir Minars.

 

More Historical Places in Gujarat  

>> Adalaj Vav

>> Aina Mahal

>> Ashokan Rock Edicts

>> Bhadra Fort

>> Bhujia Hill Fort

>> Calico Textiles Museum

>> Digvir Niwas Palace

>> Ethnology Museum

>> Fort Of Diu

>> Kachchh Museum

>> Kanthkot Fort

>> Lakhota Fort

>> Madansihji Museum

>> Rani Ni Vav

>> Ranjit Vilas Palace

>> Rao Pragmalji Palace

>> Rudra Mahal

>> Sarkhej Monuments

>> Shaking Minarets

>> Sharad Baug Palace

>> The Toran Of Vadnagar

>> Uperkot Fort

>> Vadodara Museum And Picture ...

>> Watson Museum

 

More Information About Gujarat

 
>> City >> Cuisine >> Arts and Crafts >> Fairs and Festivals
 

 

Comments for Shaking Minarets

 
 
 
 

User Gallery for this Page

 
View All Images for this Page (0)
 

Please login to add comments or upload Images

 
Email : Password :

 

 
 

East India  |  West India  |  North India  |  South India  |  Central India  |   By State  Theme tour  |   Rail tour  |  Travel Links  |  Site Map Contact us