Ahmedabad – Part XI: Raj Babri Mosque and the Mausoleum of Bibiji

The Raj Babri Mosque was built in 15th century during the rule of King Ahmed Shah and is famous for its shaking minarets. The mosque originally had two shaking minarets out of which only one remains today. One of the minarets was dismantled by an inquisitive English man in an unsuccessful attempt to find out how it worked. The remaining minaret stands 40 feet high with carved balconies and windows along with a narrow staircase from inside. Its lower parts are richly carved with floral ornamentation of varied patterns.

The Raj Babri Mosque
The Raj Babri Mosque
The Raj Babri Mosque - frontal view
The Raj Babri Mosque – frontal view
Details of the minaret
Details of the minaret
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Inside the mosque
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
Architectural details
View of the mosque from outside
View of the mosque from outside

The east of the mosque is the mausoleum of Makhduma-i-Jahan or Bibiji, mother of Sultan Qutbuddin Ahmad Shah.

The tomb of Bibiji
The tomb of Bibiji
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