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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Charminar - A Historical Mosque

Charminar is a historical Mosque
Hyderabad, November 13:
Charminar is not only Historical monument, Charminar is a historical mosque. Charminar mosque is on "Four Towers"is the most famous and important monument in the city of Hyderabad, capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
In the history of Charminar, Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah,the 5th Qutub Shahi ruler built Charminar in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what now is known as Hyderabad. He built this famous structure to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city. He is said to have prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a masjid at the very place where he was praying. In 1591 while laying the foundation of Charminar, Quli Qutub shah prayed: Oh God, bestow unto this city peace and prosperity.
Let millions of men of all castes, creeds and religions make it their abode, like fish in the water. Today one can see the city as evidence of the prayer being answered. The masjid became popularly known as Charminar because of its four (Farsi and Udru char = four) minarets (Minar (Arabic manara) = spire/tower), which was possibly was to honour the first four caliphs of Islam.
This beautiful colossus in granite, lime, mortar and, some say, pulverised marble, was at one time the heart of the city.
Charminar is a beautiful and impressive square monument. Each side measures 20 m, and each of the corners has a tall, pointed minaret. These four gracefully carved minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground, commanding the landscape for miles around. Each minaret has four stories, marked by a delicately carved ring around the minaret.

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