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This article is missing citations or needs footnotes. Please help add inline citations to guard against copyright violations and factual inaccuracies. (September 2008) Sidi Bashir mosque The Shaking Minarets at Ahmedabad, drawn in 1809 by Robert Melville Grindlay Basic information Location Ahmedabad, India Affiliation Islam State Gujurat District Ahmedabad Architectural description Architectural type Mosque Completed 1452 Specifications Minaret(s) 2 The Sidi Bashir Mosque is located in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Due to its unique construction, the mosque is also called Jhulta Minar or Shaking Minarets. Contents 1 History 2 Minarets 3 Other shaking minarets 4 Present condition 5 References // History It is believed that the mosque was constructed by Sidi Bashir, a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah. A conflicting story is that the mosque was built by Malik Sarang, a noble in the court of Muhammed Begada, another Sultan of Gujarat. The mosque was completed in 1452.[1] Minarets There are two minarets in the mosque, each of which is three stories tall with carved balconies. A gentle shaking of either minaret results in the other minaret vibrating after a few seconds, though the connecting passage between them remains free of vibration[citation needed]. The actual cause of this is unknown as of yet. This phenomenon was first observed in the 19th century by Monier M. Williams, an English Sanskrit scholar. [2] Other shaking minarets Another mosque in Ahmedabad called the Raj Bibi mosque also had shaking minarets similar to the ones at the Sidi Bashir mosque. But the British dismantled one of the minarets in order to study the construction. The minaret could not be put back together[citation needed]. There is also one in Isfahan, Iran called Monar Jonban (shaking minarets) with almost the same properties. Present condition The mosque is located opposite the Ahmedabad Railway station and is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Ahmedabad. Entry to the shaking minaret was prohibited following an incident at Qutb Minar in Delhi, where a stampede resulted in many children being crushed. References ^ "Sultanate Architecture". The Ahmedabad Chronicle: Imprints of a millennium. Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design. 2002. p. 134.  ^ "Siddi bashir mosque (shaking minarets)". All India Tour Travel Guide. http://www.tourtravelworld.com/hot_spots/ahmedabad/siddi_bashir_mosque_(shaking_minarets)/. Retrieved 2006-09-07.  v • d • e Mosques in India Adina Mosque • Aasfi Masjid • Atala Masjid, Jaunpur • Babri Mosque • Charminar, Hyderabad • Chempittapally • Cheraman Juma Masjid • Old Jumma Masjid of Kilakarai • Goripalayam Mosque • Haji Ali Dargah • Hazratbal Shrine • Jama Masjid, Agra • Jama Masjid, Bijapur • Jama Masjid, Delhi • Jama Masjid, Fatehpur Sikri • Jama Masjid, Jaunpur • Jama Masjid, Mumbai • Jamia Masjid, Srinagar • Judi Mosque • Juma Masjid, Pullancheri • Lal Masjid, Delhi • Malik Dinar Mosque • Mampuram Mosque • Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad • Mishkal Mosque • Moti Masjid (Delhi) • Mubarak Mosque (Qadian) • Nakhoda Masjid • Odathil Palli • Palayam Juma Masjid • Panbari Mosque • Sidi Bashir Mosque • Sidi Saiyyed Mosque • Sir Syed Masjid • Taj-ul-Masajid • Thazhathangady Juma Masjid • Thousand Lights Mosque • Tipu Sultan Mosque Category – Mosques by country