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“Sarkhej Roza-Ancient centre of Sufi culture in the country”
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Sarkhej Roja
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Ranked #21 of 122 things to do in Ahmedabad
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makarba. The complex is known as "Acropolis of Ahmedabad", due to 20th century architect Le Corbusier's famous comparison of this mosque's design to the Acropolis of Athens.

Sarkhej was once a prominent centre of Sufi culture in the country, where influential Sufi saint Shaikh Ahmed Ganj Baksh lived. It was on the saint's suggestion that Sultan Ahmed Shah set up his capital on the banks of the Sabarmati, a few miles away from Sarkhej.

Upon his death in 1445, the reigning monarch, Mohammed Shah ordered a mausoleum built in his honour, along with a mosque. The constructions of these two monuments were completed in 1451 A.D., by his successor Qutb'ud-Din Ahmed Shah. The Sarkhej Roza complex has been interpreted as being composed of both 'jism'(body) and 'ruh'(spirit), giving it the qualities of a human being.

Sarkhej Roza fused both Muslim and Hindu principles of architecture. While the ringed domes, the profusion of pillars and brackets follow the Islamic genre, much of the ornamentation and motifs have Hindu designs. It is one of the best examples of Indo Saracenic Architecture which combines the Persian with the indigenous Hindu and Jain architecture.

Visiting Hours: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm Everyday

The rest rooms within the complex are maintained very neatly and there was provision for drinking water.

The Mosque and the tomb complex could be maintained in a much better fashion by ASI considering the historical significance and the massive size of the complex. It is also recommended to have some additional security staff considering the sprawling complex.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lost and Lots of Muslim people can accommodate in this place. This proves another cultural lives in here! Great building and ground as well.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It was nice to visit a place which is more than 600 year old..but after Ahmedabad announced a heritage city by UNESCO..it is still in wait of proper care..

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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Though it is located remotely from other attractions , it will be worthy for all your effort to reach there. Rightly called as acropolis of East . The garangutan size of the complex will leave you in awe. The efforts of local muslim org must be commended for refurbishing the complex. Happy to find our Kalam ji pic in the mosque kiosk. I yearned to go back to the times when the pond is brimmed with water , which is parched now. Sarkej roza is definitely a must visit to complete your Gujarat tour.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Sarkhej roza mosque is a mosque cum tomb complex situated in the exteriors of Ahmedabad. This place is crowded in the evenings with almost the entire neighborhood visiting the place for the evening prayer or strolls. The people litter the place and are not maintaining this historical monument. Names scribbled on the walls just deteriorate the gg of the monument. What I enjoyed most was the walk around the structure which provides beautiful reflection of the monument. Take a stroll around the pond the evening if you can but beware its dirty and does smell at times.

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