Purana Qila Delhi Symbol of Unity Among Hindus and Muslims:
Purana Qila Humayun constructed this famous for in Delhi.The monument located on the historical site of Indraprastha. But it is very difficult to estimate how much the part of the
fort Humayun and Sher Shah constructed. However, the both periods architecture style was same and unique. According to the historians, Humayun constructed the wall and gates and Sher Mandal and mosque built by Sher Shah. Before Humayun, Indraprastha has a lot of history after the advent of Humayun to the throne Humayun rebuilt Indraprastha and named the construction as Dinpanah. In later years Sher Shah came to the throne and renamed Dinapanah as Shergarh.
Purana Qila Delhi Construction:
Around the fort, there has a circuit of 1.5 km in rectangular in shape. East and West sides of the fort are very large with 0.33 meters in thickness. The each corner of the wall covered with massive bastions. Thus Purana Qila has remarkable feature of bastioned ramparts and other following security methods.
Another remarkable feature of Purana Qila is the three gates and their designs. The architecture of the fort in the combination of Hindu and Muslim styles. It shows us the Hindu and Muslim unity in those days. The northern gate called as Tallaqi Darwaza. The panels of the gate are depicting a man in the form of engaging in the mortal combat with a lion. The Southern gate has also similar panels with the elephant instead of Lion. All the gates are Unique and most striking monuments in Delhi.
Unique of the Monument:
The roof of the fort constructed with red sandstone and the roof crowned in three chapters. This chattris and their tops covered with dazzling whiteness and added the coloured tiles to enrich the beauty of the fort.
Notable constructions situated inside of the wall. They are famous Qila-i-Kuhna Masjid, Sher Mandal, Octagonal tower and some. The Octagonal tower is associated with the death of Humayun. The Qila-i-Kuhna Masjid was built around 1541 A.D. The structure indicates us the Indo-Islamic architecture.
Qila-i-Masjid, Purana Qila Delhi:
The Qila-i-Masjid in the fort is very large and attractive and occupation of a rectangle. The length long is 51 meters and width is 13.5 meters and the height is nearly 20.1 meters. We can find the stair turrets at the rear corners of the Masjid. The windows arranged on brackets at intervals for oriel into the Masjid. The entrance divided into arched bays and every arrangement of the Masjid seems very pleasant. The entrance arch constructed with marble and the red sandstones studded with marble bosses. The construction of the fort happened 500 years ago, however, still Purana Qila is very attractive architecture in India. All tourists who visit Delhi those don’t leave without seeing this Purana Qila.