12 Facts About Qutb Minar


The Qutb Minar has a shaft that is fluted with "superb stalactite bracketing under the balconies" at the top of each stage.

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The Qutb Minar serves as a central marker to these new Muslim communities as well as being a reminder of Islam's presence in the area.

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The Qutb Minar is seen as the "earliest and best example of a fusion or synthesis of Hindu-Muslim traditions" according to Ved Parkash in his essay The Qutb Minar from Contemporary and Near Contemporary Sources.

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Qutb Minar was built over the ruins of the Lal Kot, the citadel of Dhillika.

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Qutub Minar was begun after the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which was started around 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak, first ruler of the Delhi Sultanate.

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Construction of the Qutb Minar was planned and financed by the Ghurids, who emigrated to India and brought Islam with them.

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Pesrian-Arabic and Nagari in different sections of the Qutb Minar reveal the history of its construction and the later restorations and repairs by Firoz Shah Tughluq and Sikandar Lodi.

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Qutb Minar was an inspiration and prototype for many minarets and towers built.

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Stories of the Qutb Minar vary in size, style, and material due to varying architects and builders constructing each section.

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Qutb Minar is considered to be the first of the Delhi Sultan dynastic line.

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The Delhi police detained 80 activists led by Ram Krishan Gaur that were located by the Qutb Minar and were stopped from performing the yajna inside the tower.

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On 18 May 2022, a former Regional Director of Archaeological Survey of India, Dharamveer Sharma, has claimed that Qutb Minar was built by Raja Vikramaditya in the fifth century to observe the changing position of the sun.

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