Sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque ,Ahmedabad

Recent visit of Prime Minister Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Abe has once again brought attention of the world to beautiful lattice windows of Sidi Saiyyed Mosque of Ahmedabad.
filigree work in stone at sidi saiyyed mosque ahmedabad
Intricate filigree in stone  at Sidi Saiyeed Mosque
It was built in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed , slave of Sultan Ahmedshah , in last year of his rein. Built in Indo-saracenic tradition , it is famous for its beautiful stone carving. Beautifully intertwined tree and it’s foliage is delicately and artistically carved out. 
Sidi Saiyyad's  Mosque Ahmedabad
Beautiful lattice Window of sidi Saiyyed’s Mosque, Ahmedabad

Center window of the western wall of the mosque is left uncarved. Two different versions are attributed to this. According to one version, it could not be completed as Mughals invaded Gujarat before it could be finished. Another version blame it on British. It is hinted that this beautifully carved window was carved out and shipped to London.

Western wall of sidi saiyyed mosque ahmedabad
Western wall of Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

To be continued..

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Published by Sonali Dalal

Photo Artist.

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