Qutb Minar


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Qutb Minar

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Kutb Minar

(both: kŭ`təb mē`när), minaret near New Delhi, India. One of the earliest Muslim monuments in India, it was erected (c.1230) by Iltutmish of the Delhi SultanateDelhi Sultanate,
refers to the various Muslim dynasties that ruled in India (1210–1526). It was founded after Muhammad of Ghor defeated Prithvi Raj and captured Delhi in 1192.
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. It is c.240 ft (73 m) high, covered with relief work, and was probably built to celebrate a victory.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel on Saturday inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at the historic Qutb Minar on Saturday.
The Qutb Minar, which is about 72.5 metres in height, was built as a victory tower attached to the mosque.
Mahmuda's confusion regarding the odd placement of stones near the Qutb Minar is revealing.
More than a millennium later, India embraced another religion in an event that history would like to remember as 'the meeting of two oceans.' The Islamic presence in India was cemented when the Qutb Minar complex in Delhi was constructed.
The other photographs were those of the Quwwat-e-Islam Mosque, Lodhi Garden, majestic Qutb Minar, etc.
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A rickshaw ride and tour of bustling New Delhi, a visit to the famous Qutb Minar, a pillar monument built in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, the President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping--center as well as a modern Hindu temple.
Named after the year Qutb Minar was commissioned for construction, the restaurant is spread over three floors--starting with manicured lawns with waterfalls, a ground floor seating area with a bar, another dining room on the first floor and a terrace on the third.
The tomb in question was located southeast of the Qutb Minar, within the walled precinct of the pre-Muslim fortification called Lal Kot.
And sometimes on the horizon we could see the tapering shape of the Qutb Minar, the victory tower erected by the first Muslim sultan after he had defeated the last Hindu king in Delhi.