Sidi Saiyyed Mosque

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, Ahmedabad

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
About
The Sidi Saiyyed Masjid, The most reputed Heritage marvel of Ahmedbad city, built in 1572-73 AD, is one of the most famous Masjids (Islamic place of Worship) in Gujarat, India. It was built by Sidi Saiyyid 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. The mosque was built in the last year of the existence of Gujarat Sultanate. The mosque is entirely arcuated and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The rear wall is filled with square stone pierced panels in geometrical designs. The two bays flanking the central aisle have reticulated stone slabs carved in designs of intertwined trees and foliage and a palm motif. This intricately carved lattice stone window is the Sidi Saiyyed Jali, the unofficial symbol of city of Ahmedabad and the inspiration for the design of the logo of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
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Mita K
Denver, CO38 contributions
history aside, the jali work is of supreme importance and continues to inspire anyone who is aesthetically inclined. its got a strange sense of calm inspite of being in the centre of a busy city area.
Written 6 August 2022
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Ayaz Akhunji
Ahmedabad, India11 contributions
Friends
During the nights of Ramadan, I visited the heart of Ahmedabad where the Sidi Saiyed Mosque is located. It was such a beautiful moment where the mosque was glowing with lights during the late nights of Ramadan.
Written 27 April 2022
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Afnan Vohra
Ahmedabad, India5 contributions
Peace | Beauty | Heritage |

So Beautiful and so majestic this iconic Mosque in the middle of the city "Ahmedabad"
People still pray Namaz here and it is built for that purpose only. Daily lot of Tourist people are coming here for taking some Extra Ordinary Photos and to feel the Peace here in Mosque.
Written 11 April 2022
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Prakash Mundra
Gangtok, India508 contributions
It is not worth visiting, it is not maintained well. The only attraction is that the carvings on the windows are exceptionally good.
Written 5 January 2022
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Danesh R
218 contributions
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is known famously as the Sidi Saiyyed ni Jali. It's situated in the center of a busy cross-roads in the old city of Ahmedabad. It is best known for the ornate lattice work and the famous ‘Tree of Life Jali’. We visited it in the evening and the light from within the mosque passed through the intricate carvings to display the architectural wonder.
Written 23 December 2021
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JawaharJoshi
Thane, India248 contributions
Family
It is a carving in the stone. It is the unique identity of Ahmedabad, which is situated in the heart of the city
Written 21 December 2021
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Shashi T
Kolkata (Calcutta), India17 contributions
Couples
When we went to see the place the place was locked. I don't know why. If it is a tourist centre it should be open during working hours of the day. The place is surrounded by filth all around with street urchins and beggars sleeping on the foot path.
The much talked about jali was unimpressive.
Don't waste your time visiting this place.
Written 14 January 2021
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israr mansuri
Vadodara, India427 contributions
Couples
What a kalakari here .sidi Saiyed mosque is one of the such a icons of Ahmedabad it's located in centre of the city .lovely best here so known as sidi Saiyed jali
Written 7 May 2020
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TooSure 2 Rock
Pune, India76 contributions
Friends
Sidi Saiyed mosque is famous for its beautiful intricate latticework. Its symbolic to Ahmedabad like Charminar to Hyderabad. This place is pretty famous among tourists which is combined lunch/food at House of MG - bang opposite to this place. (Although House of MG will be expensive for regular visitors)

If you are there to take few clicks, then head to back side of mosque.

This is an operational mosque so try to avoid during Friday afternoon. Apart from couple of clicks and exploring the history about this place, there isn't anything to do here.
Written 7 March 2020
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Pavani A
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India24 contributions
The intricate carvings of the halos are a relic of the past. The mosque is very iconic and is used in mementos too!
Written 6 March 2020
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  • Fri - Fri 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 3:00 PM - 11:45 PM
  • Sat - Thu 6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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