Qutub Minar - The Historical Monument

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar is a minaret, that is India’s second largest, attractive and historical monument, is located at Aurobind Marg, Mehrauli Delhi. It is made in unique architectural style using red sandstone and marble. It is believed that the Mughals built this victory tower to celebrate their victory over the Rajputs. It is counted in the world famous minarets and is added to the World Heritage Sites.The minaret is 73 meters long, 14.3 meters base diameter, 2.7 meters top diameter, 379 stairs and five storeyed towers.

History Of Qutub Minar

The construction of Qutub Minar was started by mughal invader Qutub-uddin Aibak, however, it was completed by Iltutmish. The construction work of this tower was completed in 1200 AD. It is one of the greatest masterpieces of architecture made by Indian artist and labour, a multi-storey building with beautiful carvings. Qutb Minar is one of the attractive tourist destinations, which attracts a large crowd every year to see it from corners around the world. Qutub Minar has suffered a lot of destruction due to the earthquake however, at the same time it has also been rebuilt by the rulers.

Architecture and Design of Qutub Minar

The minaret’s upper two floors were rebuilt by Feroz Shah, which was destroyed in the earthquake. Another reconstruction work was done by Alexander Lodi in 1505 and by Major Smith in 1794 in the destroyed parts of the tower. 

The tower was constructed a long time ago using red sandstone and marble. It has many outer edges and cylindrical or curved pathways and its balconies separate its floors. The first three floors of Qutub Minar have been constructed using red sandstone, however, the fourth and fifth floors have been constructed with marble and sandstone.

The Qutub complex has an iron pillar with a Brahmi inscription of 7 meters in height. Many verses of the Quran have also been written on the walls of the tower. It also keeps its history written in Devanagari and Arabic form.

Qutub Minar is 73 meters long, 14.3 meters base diameter, 2.7 meters top diameter, 379 stairs and five storeyed towers. In ancient times this building had seven floors. Out of which now only 5 storeys remain. The urban scene of Delhi can be seen from the fifth floor.

Why Qutub Minar is So Famous?

Qutub minar is a famous monument of tourist attraction, around which there are other monuments. Since ancient times, it is believed that if a person stands back in front of it and walks around it with his hands, then all his wishes are fulfilled. Every year tourists from all over the world come here to see the beauty of this historical and wonderful monument.

Apart from India, Qutub minar is a monument of attraction for tourists from all over the world to see this historic tower. Many more buildings were constructed near this tower, like Alai Minar, it was built by mughal invader Alauddin Khilji, it is believed that he wanted to build a tower higher than Qutub Minar, but after the death of Khilji, this work remained incomplete. .

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