Ahmed Shah Mosque
Ahmed Shah Mosque Ahmedabad Reviews
Prime mosque Feb 02, 2011
Named after the sultan that organised its construction in the fourteenth century, Sultan Ahmed Shah mosque in Ahmedabad is a rather beautiful mosque situated in the heart of the city near Lal Darwaja bus station.
The marble work on this building is very intricate and nicely done. Although a fair amount of local residents still come to worship here, it should be noted that the mosque was once for the reserve of the Sultan and his family. Apart from the ornate work on the outside of the building, the mosque houses various tombs (these might be of the sultan himself, or of his wife/wives, I cannot remember!). The outside of the mosque is also the site of a rather majestic but practical water pool, which worshippers cleanse themselves at before entering.
Tourists are allowed to enter the building. Of course, it goes without saying that your shoes should be left at the door (socks are fine), you should dress respectfully and ensure your behaviour isn’t loud enough to distract the quiet worship.
A rather nice mosque. Considering that the founding sultan was also the founder of the city, I think this places the mosque as the prime one in Ahmedabad. Worth visiting.
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