(Last Updated on : 11/03/2016)
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is one of the famous mosques of Ahmedabad
. Located near the Lal Darwaza in Ahmedabad, this was constructed in 1573 by Sidi Saiyyed, an Abyssinian who was in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of Gujarat Sultanate. Known for its fabulous architecture this mosque is included among all the major historical monuments of Ahmedabad.
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is mainly known for splendid architecture. This is well known for ten windows that are carved with beautiful lattice work. The wall of the mosque is decorated with square stones which create a geometrical impact. The mosque is further flanked with two bays which provide a passage for the visitors. Mainly constructed in Indo- Sarascenic architecture this mosque is represented as the unofficial symbol of Ahmedabad. The decorative filigree work on the marble window of the mosque had inspired the architecture of a number of buildings in Ahmedabad. Because of its attractive architecture it is now maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India
as monuments of Ahmedabad.
Thus known for its legends and superior architecture this is one of the prominent tourist spots of Ahmedabad.
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