Qutub Minar The Tallest Construction:
Qutub Minar is one of the world’s tallest construction and the World Heritage site in Delhi. It situated in the heart of Delhi and ruled under
Thomar Rajpoots and Chauhans in early 11th century. Later in 1060 A.D. Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Delhi came under the rule of Qutbuddin Aibak, the Governor of Muhammad Ghori.
Are Hindus Constructed the Qutub Minar?:
Actually, Qutub minar was a Hindu tower, which had been existing hundreds of years before Kutubuddin. In early days Kutub Minar known as Mehrauli. Mehrauli is a Sanskrit word, and Mihira a well-known astronomer who used the Kutub tower as an observation post for astronomical study. In those days the Mehrauli complex had 27 Hindu temples pavilions situated around the Mehrauli tower.
Qutub Minar Renovation works During Muslim Rulers:
Kutubuddin destroyed all these pavilions and ravaged temple and renamed as Kuwait-ul-Islam mosque. The Invaders used to remove the stone of the Hindu temples and turn the stones inside to hide the Hindu God images facial and inscribe Arabic lettering on the new frontage. Some stones have Hindu images and Arabic scriptures those stones have been removed to the Museum. Some of the sculptures destroyed and other disfigured.
The tower and the surrounding structures constructed in the style of Hindu buildings; its ornate style proves that it is a Hindu tower. And also the tower not in the plan of Mosque minarets, actually, the tower meant to call the Muslim residents to prayer have done so they would have found out for themselves that no one on the ground can hear them from that height.
Unique of the Towers:
The tower faces north but the Islamic theology the prayer conduct by keep the devotees faces towards West. The entrance of the building carved lotus flower emblem in granite stone, which proves the building belongs to Hindu tradition. The lotus flowers are very sacred to symbols to the Hindus.
The tower had seven storeys which represent the week, at present only five storeys existed. The sixth one dismantled and the seventh storey had actually placed the statue of four-faced Brahma holding the Vedas. Vishnu temple also very near to the bottom of the tower, Muslim raiders demolished this one also.
Qutub Minar as Hindu Temple:
According to the Modern History, in 1198 A.D Qutub-ud-din-Aibak built the Qubbat-ul-Islam mosque to the northeast of the present Qutub Minar. The reason behind the Qutub minar not known perfectly but around 1202 Aibak constructed the Qutub Minar. Some think that it constructed as the victory tower. While others think that it is just a minaret to the adjacent mosque and other think that the tower used to call the faithful to prayer. The inscription on the main eastern gate of the monument indicated the Jain and Hindu stories. Another Sanskrit on one of the walls of the Qutub complex mentions that once Qutub Minar called Vishnupada and constructed around 4th Century A.D.
Qutub Minar Construction:
It is the height stone tower in India with 72.5 m height and had 379 stairs. The first storey built by Qutub-ud-din around 1202; the remaining storeys built by his successors. Iltutmish, son-in-law of Qutubuddin built the two circular storeys in white marble. Firozshah Tughlaq completed entire tower with marble in 1368 AD.
Qutub Minar As a Tourist Place:
Qutub Minar has been renovating from time to time due to the sufferings from earthquakes and other lightning strikes on various occasions. The Minar bend just 25 cms from which even though it is safe. In 1981, the public allowed into the monument. But a rare stampede happened on 4 December 1981 due to the power cut in the tower, the tool rate of the deaths is 45 people. Due to the cause people not allowing insied of the Minar.
Other tourist spots around Qutub Minar:
There are many tourist places around Qutub Minar, they are the Ansal Plaza, Qila Rai Pithora, Red Fort, Moth Ki Masjid, Garden of Five senses, Alai Darwaza, Alai Minar, Bahai Lotus Temple, Sanskrit Museum, INA Market. There is also a huge Golf Course.