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Qutub Minar Architecture in detail


In order to celebrate advent of Muslim dominance in Delhi and in the celebration of victory of Aibak over Rajput rulers, Qutab Minar's constructed. It was started to construct in 1199, and proved the excellent sample for Islamic architecture. It was the marker of shadow of God over east and west. It was known for the minaret. Every tourist must visit this place in Delhi, since it represents an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture. This architecture was started in 1199, taken around twenty years to complete and then established itself as the greatest historical building in 1219. It is the great example of Mughal's architecture.

Architecture of Qutub Minar:-

Height of this Minar is 72.5 meters, its diameter is 14.3 meters and its upper diameter is around 2.7 meters. There are 379 steps in this Minar from bottom to top. Near to this Minar and at the view of this tower there are some verses or Aayaats inscribed over the walls of Qutub Minar. Besides this, there is also certain word in Kupee language, which means that this tower was established to reflect the shadow of the God in both east and west direction. This Minar not only famous for its architecture but also famous for the messages of the God, which it has reflect all over the world.

Views Around Qutab Minar:

Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque:

Very near to Qutub Minar, there is one great architecture also. Quwwat-ul-Islam is the next another great view of Qutub Minar. It is the first mosque built in India. Qutbudding built it and it was use to remains of twenty-seven Hindu along with Jain temples. It has taken help from Hindu artisans for its construction.

Iron Pillar:

Iron Pillar is the next famous architecture near to Qutub Minar. This was the built in the 4th century of Gupta Period. Its height is 7.2 meters. Iron Pillar was constructed in the memory of Chandragupta II. At the top of this pillar, there is the image of Hindu God Garuda. The attracting factor of this pillar is that, it has around 98% Iron but it has been stood rustles for last 1600 years. One famous thought attached with this building is that the person will get his wishes if he encircles the column with having a hand being their back.

QutubMinar has many superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts, separated by balconies carried on Muqarnas corbels.
The Qutub Minar was constructed on the remains of the Lal Kot, the Red Citadel in the city of Dhillika. This was capital of the Tomars , Chauhans emperors. They were last Hindu kings of Delhi.
One of the engraving on the Qutub Minar is "Shri Vishwakarma prasade rachita" (Conceived with the grace of Vishwakarma.) In Past Qutub Minar was used as a watch tower.