Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad

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Manek Chowk is named after a saint Baba Manek Nath. The story goes that in 15th century when Ahmed Shah was building the fort, Baba was causing hindrance to his efforts by his super- natural powers. He used to weave a mat while the fort was built during the day time and open it in the night bringing down what was built. Then, Ahmed Shah asked him to prove his magical powers by getting inside a bottle and when he actually did, Sultan captivated him in it and buried him.Manek Chowk is a jewelery market in the afternoon, vegetable market in the morning and full of fast food stalls during the evening. A huge crowd is gathered every day in these stalls everyday making it a very busy market place.

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