Saturday, September 17, 2011

Qutub Minar Delhi

Qutubuddin Aibak laid the foundation for Qutab Minar victory tower in 1199. Originally, it rose to a height of 72.5 m. and one of the finest stone towers in India and one of the most important symbols of Delhi. Iltutmish, son-in-law and successor of Qutubuddin has finished rest of the construction. Nearby, you can also see the tomb of Iltutmish. Built in red sandstone, this tower sports the inscriptions of verses of Holy Quran and some intricate carvings. We can also see the ruins of the embattlements of the city called siri here.It was established in 1303 by Ala-ud-Din, who dug a large reservoir of Hauz Khas to bring water to his city.Though nothing much of the city remains to be seen, it has been described by the contemporary historians as the envy of Baghdad, the rival of Cairo and equal to Constantinople. We can also see the tomb of Adham Khan, Zafar Mahal, Qutub complex and tomb of Jamali Kamali behind it.

Alai Darwaza: Main entrance on the south side.

Iron Pillar: Solid pillar situated next to Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar Legends: There are several legends related to the Qutub Minar in New Delhi. Some people believe that the monument was actually built by Prithviraj Chauhan, so her daughter could see the holy river Yamuna from its summit as part of his daily worship.

Qutub Minar Blues: According to rumors of Qutub Minar, was hit twice by lightning and damaged. The first occurrence happened in 1326, during the reign of Muhammad Tughluq.

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque: The mosque known as Masjid-Islam Quwwatul next to Qutub Minar in Delhi. Are believed to have been built with slabs of stone, and material remains of Hindu temples. Brocade designs adorn this delicate structure Islamic inscription.

You can reach Qutub Minar very easily as Delhi is well connected with all major cities in india by rail, road and air.

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