Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
Sidi Saiyyed Mosque
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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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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Neil Foster
Killyleagh, UK16 contributions
Nov 2019
The 'jeli' stonework depicting the Tree of Life here, should not be missed - the tree is an emblem of Ahmedabad and central to it's culture and history. There is no entrance charge, and a peaceful pool just inside the gate which is on a busy road. Walk on into the mosque itself and marvel at the intricate stonework within the arched windows high in front of you.
Written February 15, 2020
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TooSure 2 Rock
Pune, India76 contributions
Jan 2020 • 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 March 7, 2020
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Danesh R
225 contributions
Dec 2021
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 December 23, 2021
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Madhulika L
Noida, India4,673 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Ahmedabad's Sidi Saeed Mosque was built by a courtier of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmood III, Sidi Saeed. An Abyssinian by birth, the Sidi had come to India by way of Yemen and had risen to a position of considerable wealth and power. He was also known for his generosity and works of charity. This mosque was built in 1572 CE, and when Sidi Saeed died in 1576, he was buried here.

The mosque is quite modest in size but has exquisitely carved stone screens depicting the tree of life. This particular motif is so exquisite and iconic that in 1890, wooden copies of it were created to be sent to museums in London and New York. The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad also uses a stylized image of the screen as its logo.

The mosque is still in use, so please be appropriately dressed when you visit - no shorts or other revealing clothes. Also, shoes must be taken off before you enter. The main building of the mosque is off-limits to women.

No entrance fee is charged.
Written February 1, 2024
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YubaPrincess
London, UK638 contributions
Jan 2020
The mosque is simple; its entrance welcoming to visitors. The reason a non-Muslim will take interest in visiting this place are the lovely tree of life depictions on the jali screens that may be viewed from the area of prayer as well as from the back side of the building. The expression of Islamic art in this depiction is just delightful!
Written January 31, 2020
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Shashi T
Kolkata (Calcutta), India17 contributions
Jan 2021 • 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 January 14, 2021
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Sourav_KS
Pune, India77 contributions
Aug 2022
Also called as Sidi Sayyid ni Jali is the iconic mosque for the stone (jalli) work on the outer walls.

A small and simple mosque compared to the Jami Masjid but easily identifiable with the iconic Tree of Life depiction on the jali. No restriction on photography and people are co-operative.

Situated in the middle of crossroads and walking distance from the Lal Darwaza.

Must visit, to see the wonder of skilled hands from couple of centuries ago.
Written August 19, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,650 contributions
Dec 2019
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is a famous mosque in Ahmedabad by the eponymous Sidi Saiyyed, an Ethiopian in the service of the last Sultan of Gujarat before the state was conquered by the Mughal. The fame of the mosque derives from the delicate lattice work, especially two depicting the tree of life motif of the islamic holy book.

The mosque is in the old city of Ahmedabad and is worthwhile visiting the mosque just to see the craftsmanship.
Written December 9, 2019
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S. Singh
India5,621 contributions
Oct 2019
Sidi Saiyyed's Mosque in Ahmedabad, Gujarat ,India

Whatever , IF you Photo seeker, Historical Deeper Seeker , Architrave Viewer , Architecture , Designer , Traveller , Family Group or Nothing just as a Time Pass .. Any One Condition You Must Be Visit .

Timing – Everyday
Entry Fee – Free For Per Adult ( Indian And SAARC Countries )
Entry Fee – Free For Per Adult Foreigner
Camera Fee – Free ( No Tripod / Monopod Allowed )

Do not take any food items / Plastic water bottle’s inside premises , kept in your vehicles.
Ladies are not allowed inside the prayer hall of the Siddi Sayyed Mosque

Keep Hat / Cap in Summer

History and architecture always surprize . It is bang in the center of the main traffic junction in the heart of Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat, a western state of India.

Cars, buses, autos, two wheeler all moved around a building that looked quite ancient and was dotted with trees. It looked like a mosque from whatever portion was visible from the road.

Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, famously referred to in common parlance as Sidi Saiyyed Ni Jaali or Sidi Saiyyid ki Jaali.

Science and technology has advanced so much and we are creating startling architectural marvels round the world but when we take a deeper look at the historical architectures, we realise the depth of human intelligence put into it, without much of machine technology.

The mosque itself was quite spartan built in the style of architecture which most mosques in the country adhere to. The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque architecture is executed in an Indo-Saracenic style which combines elements of Indo-Islamic and Indian architecture.

The famous Jali work of the screen in the Sidi Saiyyed Mosque is the source of attraction and the lodestone that drew people to its fold were the Jaalis ( also known as Sidi Saiyad Ni Jali ) or intricate lattice work of the windows of the mosque.

Ten windows with intricate lattice work adorn the sides and the rear of the mosque. The most exquisitely carved window is known as the “Tree of Life”, and is a joy to behold, a resplendent ode to the artistic genius of its makers.
Written October 18, 2019
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PranavKPandya
Ahmedabad, India275 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. As attested by the marble stone tablet fixed on the wall of the mosque, it was built by Sidi Saeed or Sidi Saiyyed, .The famous "Sidi Saiyed ni Jali", that's what we call it since childhood, is a small archeological monument close to Lal Darwaja Bus Stop, little ahead of Roopali Theater and famous PArekhs shop. Its like a a tiny Island in between heavy traffic. This is amazing gem of a monument. It is specially famous for intricately carved filigreed stone window, a beauty to behold... dont miss this pace if you are on visit to Ahmedabad. Because I had passed 1000 times in bus from this place during 1990 to 2001 and when I visited actually inside the mosque it was breathtaking. I cursed myself for not going before.

As it is known to all and also mentioned there the mosque of Sidi Sayed was constructed in the year 1573. It was established by Sidi Sayed, a slave of Sultan Ahmed It consists of ten semi circular windows, the appeal of which is accentuated by the splendid mesh covering them, which is more popularly known as 'Jali'.
Written June 16, 2014
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