Saiyad Usman Mosque

Saiyad Usman Mosque, alternatively spelled as Syed or Saiyyed, also known as Usmanpura Dargah or Roza or Saiyad Oosman Mausoleum, is a medieval tomb and mosque in Usmanpura, Ahmedabad, India.

Saiyad Usman Mosque and Tomb
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Saiyad Usman Mosque, 1866
MunicipalityAhmedabad Municipal Corporation
Saiyad Usman Mosque is located in Ahmedabad
Saiyad Usman Mosque
Location in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Saiyad Usman Mosque is located in Gujarat
Saiyad Usman Mosque
Saiyad Usman Mosque (Gujarat)
Geographic coordinates23°02′53″N 72°34′10″E / 23.0480301°N 72.5694835°E / 23.0480301; 72.5694835
TypeMosque and tomb
StyleIndo-Islamic architecture
Funded byMahmud Begada


Saiyid Usmān, also known as Sham-i-Burhāni was a disciple and successor of Qutub-ul Ālam, aka Saiyad Burhān-ud-din. Saiyid Usmān was a prominent Sufi saint, and lived along with his teacher in the village of Vatva outside Ahmedabad. As Saiyid Usmān became attracted more followers, Usmān moved out and founded Usmānpur village. Saiyid Usmān died in 1459 and the mausoleum dedicated to him was built by Sultan Mahmud Begada in 1460. It is architecturally similar to Ganj Baksh tomb at Sarkhej Roza.[1][2][3]

During the British Raj, Major Cole spend Rs. 7,500 for the mosque's restoration.[3]

The mosque was heavily damaged in 2001 Gujarat earthquake but was restored by Archaeological Survey of India in 2009.[4][5][6]


The mosque, with a minaret at each end, is in the style of the Sarkhej Roza. The mosque is a pure Hindu style without an arch. Inside, the arrangement of pillars, is neither so simple nor so clear as at Sarkhej. One peculiarity of tho tomb is that its dome is supported on twelve instead of on eight pillars. This change gives much variety and the tomb is altogether the most successful sepulchral design carried out in the pillared style at Ahmedabad.[1]



  1. ^ a b Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Ahmedabad. Government Central Press. 1879. p. 284.   This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "AHMEDABADS OTHER ROZAS". Times of India Publications. 25 February 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b Commissariat, M. S. (1938). History of Gujarat. Vol. I. Longman, Greens & Co. pp. 158–159.
  4. ^ "PEARLS OF PAST: Need Some Elbow Room". The Times of India. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Mosque owners, ASI lock horns". The Times of India. 10 September 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  6. ^ "ASI asked to take care of monuments". The Hindu. 13 June 2001. Archived from the original on 7 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.