A Monument: Reflecting History and Heritage

Editorials News | Dec-11-2019

A Monument: Reflecting History and Heritage

The Qutub Minar in Delhi is a towering landmark which never fails to fascinate visitors. And why not! After all, it’s not every day that you come across an architectural masterpiece that boasts of being the world’s tallest brick tower and has remained so for more than 800 years. From its eminent history to grand and fantastic architecture, everything about this structure is awe-inspiring.
Qutub Minar is a 73 m high tower which is made up of red sandstone and marble. It is not only one of the highest brick minaret in the world but It is also one of the most popular historical landmarks of India. The construction of this eminent tower of victory was started by the Mamluk Dynasty in Delhi, Qutb ud-Din Aibak and was finished by his successor and son-in-law Iltutmish. This is located in the heart of Delhi, India, this UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is visible from different parts of the city attracting thousands of visitors every day. This is one of the most popular tourist place in India and a must visit tourist spot in the itinerary of first time visitors to Delhi, both national and international.
History of Colossal Tower!
"Qutb ud-Din Aibak" who is the founder of Turkish rule in north-western India and also of the Mamluk Dynasty in Delhi commissioned the construction of this monument in 1192 AD. Aibak commited the minaret to the Muslim Sufi mystic, saint and also the scholar of the Chishti Order, Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. Different beliefs are surrounding the origin of the minaret. While according to some of the sources is was believed that it was constructed as a tower of victory marking the beginning of Muslim dominion in India. some says it is served for the muezzins who called the faithful to prayer from the minaret.

By: Saksham Gupta
Content: https://www.culturalindia.net/monuments/qutub-minar.html


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