Friday, 4 May 2012

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Qutub Minar also Qutb Minar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, India.The Qutub Minar was constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India,with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft), contains 379 stairs to reach the top,and the diameter of base is 14.3 meters whereas the last store is of 2.7 meters. The Construction was commenced by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in 1192 and completed by Iltutmish.Qutb-ud-din Aibak destroyed 27 Hindu and Jain temples and reused the building materials for construction of Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque and the Qutub Minar according to a Persian inscription still on the inner eastern gateway.It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as Qutub complex.Tradition assigns the erection of the Pillar to Anang Pal, whose name it bears, with the date 1052 A.D. Qutub Minar is the pride of Delhi. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.


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