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Old February 19th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #101
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Old February 19th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #102
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Charminar

Charminar (Urdu: چار مینار) built in 1591 AD, is a landmark monument located in Hyderabad, India. The two words Char Minar of Urdu language are combined to which it is known as Charminar (English: Four Towers). These are four ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches,it has become the global icon of Hyderabad and is listed among the most recognized structures of India.The Charminar is on the east bank of Musi river.To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly ornamented Mecca Masjid.

The structure is made of granite, limestone, mortar and pulverised marble. Initially the monument with its four arches was so proportionately planned that when the fort was opened one could catch a glimpse of the bustling Hyderabad city as these Charminar arches were facing the most active royal ancestral streets. There is also a legend of an underground tunnel connecting the Golkonda to Charminar, possibly intended as an escape route for the Qutb Shahi rulers in case of a siege, though the location of the tunnel is unknown.

The Charminar is a square edifice with each side 20 meters (approximately 66 feet) long, with four grand arches each facing a cardinal point that open into four streets. At each corner stands an exquisitely shaped minaret, 56 meters (approximately 184 feet) high with a double balcony. Each minaret is crowned by a bulbous dome with dainty petal like designs at the base.

A beautiful mosque is located at the western end of the open roof and the remaining part of the roof served as a court during the Qutb Shahi times.

There are 149 winding steps to reach the upper floor. Once atop, the solitude and serenity of the beautiful interior is refreshing. The space in the upper floor between the minarets was meant for Friday prayers. There are forty-five prayer spaces.

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Old February 19th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #103
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Old February 19th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #105
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Good thread. Thanks Marathaman
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Kudos to you, Marathaman!

This thread is one of The Web's best introductions on this totally unique and rich architectural form: Indo-Islamic architecture.
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 05:24 AM   #107
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It looks so cool !!!
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 01:52 PM   #108
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invaders brought order to the land....imagine india without these buildings and probably one of the reasons why indians love their colonial past and heritage.
Do not like to derail this thread, but What order you are talking about. Just looting, killing people ,breaking of temples and looting its wealth.
I have every reason to believe that some of the buildings(during Delhi Sultenet) originally belonged to Hindu kings and the invaders just modified them in short period with indian labours offcourse to look islamic and add scriptures on them. But again this will derail this thread further
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Old March 27th, 2012, 08:16 PM   #109
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Lotus Mahal - Hampi

Lotus Mahal is a two storied very symmetric structure exhibiting a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The base of the structure depicts a Hindu foundation of stone just like in the temples, typical of Vijayanagara Architecture while the upper superstructure is Islamic in architecture with pyramidal towers instead of regular dome shapes, giving it a Lotus-like look, originating in the name. Also, this is one of the very few buildings that have the plaster intact though it is defaced at several places due to wear and tear, especially; the dampness on the walls is very visible. The exemplary carvings on the pillar arches including those of birds and delicate art work can be very mesmerizing, especially with the Makara Torana on top of these arches that can still be seen on some of them.

It is also believed that the Mahal or Palace was air-cooled and maintained its temperature during summer. The proof of this can be seen in the pipeline work above and between the arches.

The entire monument is surrounded by a fortifying wall which is rectangular in plan. The four corners of the fortifications have watch towers that would have been used to keep an eye on the intruders into the Womens’ chambers. While it was a very popular practice to have Eunuchs hold guards at Queens’ Palaces in the North India, especially during Moghul rule, the existence of such a practice has not come to light in the Vijayanagara kingdom and era.

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Kabuli Bagh Mosque - Panipat

Kabuli Shah Mosque is situated about 2 kms away from Panipat,Acess is through broken road. Babur built this mosque. Named after his wife Kabuli Begum, it was constructed by the king to commemorate his victory over Ibrahim Lodhi. Six years later, when Humayun defeated Salim Shah, he got a platform called Chabutara Fateh Mubarak made around the mosque. The mosque is flanked by chambers on two sides and an inscription in Persian runs along the parapet. The main prayer hall, square on plan has annexes on sides and its high fašade divided in panels is plastered with lime. Each annexe has nine bays, which are crowned with hemispherical domes sitting on low drums. Humayun, after defeating Salim Shah, added a masonry platform known as 'Chabutra-I-Fateh Mubarak'. It bears an inscription dating back to 1527 AD.

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Great thread! don't let it die.
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