Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Qutub Minar

One of the most important tourist centers in India Delhi is home to some of the finest monuments in the world. Mostly construct during the Mughal reign in India the monuments in Delhi signify a rich and rich fashion of architecture. The Qutub Minar in Delhi is it appears that the biggest tower in the world built by one of the Mughals. The tall and ever beautiful memorial of Delhi which can be seen from most parts of the city is called the Qutab Minar.

Everyone has the similar question when one sees the structure for the first time. The question that is often being put up is "Why the monument is that big?" or "Was there any specific reason to build such a tall building or it was just a wish of the person who built it?" Well, the exact reason is implicit to have something related to commemorating the victory. Mughals used to build win towers to proclaim and celebrate victories. 
Some say the minaret was used to offer prayer but it is so tall that you can hear the person standing on the top. Also, the minaret is not joined on to Qutuddin's mosque and the Iltutmish's mosque.
Qutab Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world. Other towers in the world are the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy but these towers are not as high as the Qutab Minar in Delhi. According to history books, the minar was initiated by Prithviraj or his uncle Vigraharaja who won Delhi from the Tomar Rajputs. still, it is tacit and historians believe that Qutubuddib and Iltutmish finished it though the minar may have been commenced by Prithviraj or Vigraharaja. 

The minar was completed in 1200 A.D and since then the tall structure has been there upright and ever beautiful keeping an eye to Delhi just like a sentry. When Alauddin returned from the wars in the Deccan, he had this thought in mind that he would build a victory tower somewhat similar to the Qutab Minar. The ruins of this very initiative can be seen adjacent to the Qutbuddin's mosque because Alauddin died at the very start of the construction work and no one carried on to finish the design taken by Alauddin.

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