Qutub Minar History

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Qutub Minar History

Qutub Minar is the world's tallest brick tower, 120 meters high and is India's second largest tower after Fateh Burj of Mohali. Since ancient times the history of Qutub Minar is coming, the surrounding area of ​​Qutub Minar is surrounded by Qutub complex, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is established in Mehruli part of Delhi. This minaret is made of red stone and marble, Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters (237.8 feet) high, with diameter 14.32 meters (47 feet) and 2.75 meters (9 feet) above the peak. There are round stairs inside the tower, up to a height of 379 stairs. Qutub Minar / Qutub Minar Station is the closest station from Delhi Metro.

In the year 1200, Qutb-ud-Din Aibak, the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, started building Qutub Minar. In 1220 Aubak's successor and grandson Eltumish included three more floors in the Qutub Minar. In 1369, the highest level of electricity was damaged and this floor fell completely. That is why Firoz Shah Tughlaq started working on the rebuilding of Qutub Minar, and he used to make 2 new floors every year, he started the construction of the floors from the red stone and marble.

Qutub Minar is surrounded by a lot of historical heritage, so historically connected to the Qutub Minar Complex. This includes Iron Pillar of Delhi, Kuvwat-ul-Islam Masjid, Alai Darwaza, The Tomb of Illumis, Alai Minar, Ala-Ud-Din Madarsa and Imam Zameen Tomb. There is also another small-scale historical heritage.

History of Qutub Minar

Qutb-ud-Din Aibak started the construction of Qutub Minar in 1199 AD, which was then the founder of Delhi Sultanate. In order to complete the Qutub Minar, successor Aibak built three more minarets in it.

The name of Qutub Minar has been named after the Sultanate Qutb-ud-Din Aibak of Delhi, and Bakhtiar Kaki, who created it, was a Sufi saint. It is said that the architecture of Qutub Minar was built in India before the arrival of Turkey. But in the history of Qutub Minar, we do not get any documents in history. But according to the alleged facts, it was built by being inspired by Rajput Minars. In Parsi-Arabic and civil languages ​​we also see some parts of the history of Qutub Minar. Whatever historical information is available regarding the Qutub Minar, it is found from Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-89) and Sikandar Lodi (1489-1517).

The Quwait-ul-Islam Mosque is also situated in the north of the Qutub Minar, which was built by Qutb-ud-Din Aibak in 1192. This very ancient mosque of the Indian subcontinent is considered. But after some time Elmumish (1210-35) and Ala-ud-din Khilji developed the mosque.

In 1368 AD, the upper floor of the tower was damaged due to the fall in power and later the Feroz Shah Tughlaq rebuilt it. Simultaneously, Feroz Shah constructed two more floors from white marble. In 1505, due to an earthquake, the Qutub Minar was severely damaged and the damage caused by Sikander Lodi was corrected later. Another earthquake occurred on August 1, 1903, and again damaged Qutub Minar, but then Major Robert Smith of the British Indian Army cured him in 1928, as well as a dome on the top of the Qutub Minar. But later on, on the say of the Governor General of Pakistan, Lord Harding, this dome was removed and it was placed in the east of the Qutub Minar.

Some interesting facts of Qutub Minar

1. Qutub Minar is considered to be the tallest dome tower, the sixth floor of the Qutub Minar was taken down in 1848 but later it was installed at two separate places in the Qutb complex. It's been more than 100 years since it was made today.

2. Illuminous grave of Iltumish
There is also a secret under the tomb of Eltumish, which was built in 1235 AD and that is exactly the real grave of Iltumish. This secret was discovered in 1914.

3. If a tower is finished, then it will be bigger than Qutub Minar.
Ala Minar (beginning 1311 AD) This tower is more tall, big and bigger than Qutub Minar. In 1316 AD, Alla-ud-din Khilji died and since then the work of the Alai Minar has been halted.

4. Today's new heritage is about 500 years old.
The tomb of Imam Zamin was made by another Mughal ruler Humayun in 1538 AD. And this is the newest heritage in the Qutub Minar Complex.

5. Can you still go to the sixth floor of Qutub Minar?
Even today no one is allowed to go to the top floor of Qutub Minar, but even today you can go to the sixth floor of Qutub Minar.
Maybe you are confusing? There is a sixth tower in the corner of Qutub Minar, which is still made of 1848 red stones. But then because of a little worse it was removed.

6. A similar heritage-
The Alai Darwaza is in the northern part of Qutub Minar, whose doors are visible to us.

7. No connection to sand pudding of sandalwood-
In the memory of the person who built the Qutub Minar Complex, there is also a Dhup Ghadi installed.

8. Until the year 1910, Qutub Minar was in a way, it passed through Delhi-Gurgaon road Qutub Minar Binch. This route was in the right part of the tomb of Iltumish.

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