Talk:Sidi Bashir Mosque

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How the shaking works.[edit]

"The actual cause of this engineering feat is yet unknown." I'm not sure how to describe it but I had a job once where there were some steel stairs with handrails. If I hit one railing it would shake side to side and the amplitude would die down to almost still and then the other rail would start to vibrate. A wave was traveling back and forth through the platform below my feet but my feet did not move. My guess is the same amount of energy requires less amplitude when the mass is greater. The stillness is only a perception. --Gbleem 05:43, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Your comment is quite interesting. Who knows - you may have solved a mystery. - Aksi_great (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Shaking not Swinging[edit]

Though the translation of the words "Jhulta Minar" is "Swinging minarets", the place is known as "Shaking Minarets" (check refs). So even if it is the incorrect translation, wikipedia must use the popular name - Shaking minarets. Hence my revert regarding the issue. - Aksi_great (talk) 12:06, 11 September 2006 (UTC)


In the "Minarets" section:

Entry to this heritage site is now restricted due to the damage caused by indiscriminate shaking of minarets by visitors.

In the "Present condition" section:

Entry to the shaking minaret was prohibited following an incident at Qutb Minar in Delhi, where a stampede resulted in many children being crushed.

The second selection doesn't actually say that the stampede was the cause of the closure, but it sure implies it. If these two statements are both true, then some clarifying statements are needed. Mdotley 13:52, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

You are right. The former was added by a new user. After searching a lot, I found this. The third paragraph talks about the other shaking minaret in Ahmedabad which was dismantled by the British (The Raj Bibi mosque). The remaining minaret in that mosque was destroyed by the 2001 Gujarat earthquake. As per my sources, both the minarets at the Sidi Bashir mosque are intact and entry is barred since the Qutb Minar incident. I will make edits to reflect this.- Aksi_great (talk) 15:00, 11 September 2006 (UTC)