Qutub Minar
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Qutub Minar - India
Qutub Minar is located in New Delhi, Delhi.
Qutub Minar monument was established on 1386.
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The Qutab Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.




Historical facts of Qutub Minar :

Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutb Minar in 1193, but could only complete its base. His successor, Iltutmish, added three more storeys and, in 1386, Firuz Shah Tughluq constructed the fifth and the last storey. The development of architectural styles from Aibak to Tughluq is quite evident in the minaret. Like earlier towers erected by the Ghaznavids and Ghurids in Afghanistan, the Qutb Minar comprises several superposed flanged and cylindrical shafts, separated by balconies carried on Muqarnas corbels. Qutub Minar was built by demolishing hundreds of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist temples and the stones from these temples were even used in building the minar(which one can see on the notice boards posted by ASI on the minar site).ASI stands for Archaeological Survey of India. The purpose for building this monument has been variously speculated upon. It could take the usual role of a minaret, calling people for prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque, the earliest extant mosque built by the Delhi Sultans. Many historians believe that the Qutb Minar was named after the first Turkish sultan, Qutb-ud-din Aibak but others contend that it was named in honour of Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, a saint from Baghdad who came to live in India and was greatly venerated by Iltutmish.