Sidi Saiyyad ni Jaali

View from outside the mosque

Note the intricate carving of the “jaali”. This “jaali” has become the face of Ahmedabad. Looks so inviting! There are many such carved frames still present at this mosque (Sidi Saiyyad Mosque) but many of them were removed by Britishers and taken to England during their rule.

View from inside the mosque

I do not have words to describe the scene. The light penetrating the craved work looks awesome!


12 thoughts on “Sidi Saiyyad ni Jaali

  1. Sakhi: Is this not also part of IIMA’s logo? I checked with my now-old dorm t-shirt and it seems to be very similar..

  2. I am not really sure, but it might be as “jaali” is shown as a face of ahmedabad at many places!

    did you study in IIMA? That’s cool!

    thanks for visiting my blog

  3. Sakhi: Thanks. I only ever knew this pattern as the IIMA logo..

    Yes, I studied at IIMA. Like the 200-odd others in my class at the time. πŸ™‚

  4. so next time u come to a’bad, do visit this place to see how the logo actually looks like πŸ™‚

    and it is a matter of pride to study in IIMA… so be proud of it πŸ™‚

  5. yeah, i felt so too! But i was trying to get used to watermarks but later i thought i should keep things *copy lefted* so now don’t use it! πŸ™‚ and thanks for the visit and comments as i know how you hate commenting! πŸ™‚

  6. I don’t hate commenting πŸ™‚ but I do not love it. Although these days I am commenting than ever before.

    Anyway, some one said “Cartoonists are people who are two lazy to write”.

    You may replace cartoonist by doodlers.

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