About Qutub Minar
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It is a well known fact that qutub minar history started with the Muslim rule in India. There are multiple facets of the building which was built in the year 11197 with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.  The base of the tower is said to be more than 10 meters in circumference and it gradually transforms into a cone with the increase in height. Information about qutub minar states that it required 20 years to complete the structure and attracted large number of devotees in its fold to offer prayers in an impeccable manner. Teachings of Quran are imprinted on the walls of the structure in an amazing style and would go a long way in delivering beautiful results to the users. The historians are of the view that it is still the tallest building which is entirely made of stones in an impeccable manner.

Iltutmush, who was the Sultan of the Turkish Dynasty, was able to accomplish the task of completing the structure in an amazing manner. Alauddin one of the most famous conquerors, is credited with founding the Siri city which was quite near to Delhi. Gradually, over a period time it was converted into ruins and lies in a dilapidated state in the modern era. Hauz Khas was a well which was created to create an efficient supply of water into the city. Alauddin ran an efficient administration in the city and was a very popular Sultan. According to the travelers of the yester years, Delhi was considered to be equal in grandeur with Baghdad and the great Cairo in Egypt.  Tourists who arrive in great numbers could have a sneak preview of the zafar mahal which is an amazing monument. One of the most important tombs is the zamali kamali which was constructed in the medieval period. Qutub minar history is replete with facts which state that many kingdoms were vanquished and new ones rose from the ruins in an impeccable manner. Restoration work was carried out by the subsequent emperors in the 14 the century because the tombs were destroyed by the lightning that frequently struck and damaged the Quran inscriptions.

It is a well known fact that qutub minar suffered minor problems during the reign of the Tughlaq dynasty, however the emperors undertook the restoration work completely renovated it in an impeccable manner. According to the information about qutub minar the monument faced a barrage of lightning by the end of the 14 the century. Firoz Tughlaq undertook restoration work in an impeccable manner.  The monument faced numerous problems because the stones were not able to withstand changing weather. Sikandar Lodhi, one of the most prominent sultans also undertook renovation of the structure and ensured longevity of the building in an impeccable manner. Due to the natural calamity, top floor suffered huge destruction which was restored by the Feroze Tughlaq who undertook various construction projects in an impeccable manner.  Marble was used in abundance because it helped to make the monument into a wonderful building. Whiteness along with natural splendor provided amazing ambience in an impeccable style.  Due to the different styles of architectures used, the floors are designed according to the requirements and specifications of various emperors. Some of them had flutes which are typical of the Afghani style persistent in the 12th century A.D. With passage of time, people realized the importance of marbles that became an integral part of the materials used in the construction of different monuments.

According to the Qutub minar history, the minaret was built by the Rajput King Chauhan for his wife, so that she could pray while facing the great Yamuna River located near Delhi.  According to the historians, the monument depicts an Islamic style which was prevalent in the era. Many craftsmen who were Hindus worked tirelessly to build the great Minar. Archeologists have found remnants of Devanagri scripts as evidences which reinstate the above mentioned fact in an impeccable manner. Cupola one of the most important components, was destroyed in the 18th century when an earthquake struck Delhi and caused widespread catastrophe. Major Smith who worked in the British Indian army worked tirelessly to install a new cupola in an amicable manner.  A wonderful Masjid is built near the minar in an impeccable manner. It is a huge building which provided amazing ambience to the users in the past for offering prayesr to the God. The stones of the temples were used to build the mosques in a wonderful style which is regarded as one of the most important architectures in medieval period. It is a well known fact that mosque was built by the Aibak who was the first slave sultan.  Once can also view the iron pillar which is located near the tower and it dates back to the era of Gupta Dynasty. It comprises of a structure which is made of durable iron and also comprised of the statue of legendary bird called Garuda. It is an amazing piece of architecture which has captivated imagination of people in a wonderful manner. As per information about qutub minar, the pillar was built in the 4th century and is a testimony to the fact that prosperity existed in those times. There are other facets of the Islamic architecture providing comprehensive information to the tourists who arrive at this place in huge numbers. Anangpal who was a very famous king of Tomar dynasty played a very important role in founding Delhi which later became the capital of India.


 
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