Mystery Behind The Vibrating Minarets Of Sidi Bashir Mosque: Vibrating Minarets located in the Ahmedabad city of Gujrat is one of the lesser known monuments of the country that are of historical significance. The vibrating minarets located in Ahmedabad and are a part of Sidi Bashir Mosque that was built in 15th century CE. The minarets are also known as ‘Jhulta Minar’ that means swinging in English.
The mysterious minarets are famous for a very strange but absurd reason. It is said that if the topmost arch of either of the two minars is pushed or forced to move then the other minar will automatically feel the force and will start swaying back and forth. The fact is already tested and confirmed.
Another strange fact that connects with the interesting phenomenon of these minarets is that while we move the arch of minar and the other one automatically sways, the center passage between the minarets stays unaffected and unshaken.
The strange and interesting phenomenon of these vibrating minarets was discovered back in 1819 after the great Kutch earthquake happened in the city by the Surveyor General of Bombay Presidency, Col. Monier Williams when he came Ahmedabad to visit and inspect the prestigious monument in Gujrat.
The ‘Jhulta Minar’ in the Sidi Bashir Mosque was made in the year 1452. Though there are different stories that are believed about the making of Sidi Bashir Mosque. Some say that the mosque was made by Sidi Bashir who was a slave of Sultan Ahmed Shah of Muzzafarid dynasty and he was the ruler of Gujrat from 1391 to 1583 CE. But few others believe that the Sidi Bashir Mosque was made under the ruling of Mahmud Begada by the Malik Sarang who was another ruler of the state of Gujrat.
The mystery of the vibrating minarets is still to be known but the interesting phenomenon gets a lot of attention of the tourists.