Hyderabad is the most famous historical place in Andhra Pradesh. As far as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Eiffel Tower in Paris are famous and a huge landmark, the same Charminar is famous in Hyderabad. Hyderabad is one of the 10 historical places of India. Charminar is located on the banks of the Musee River. The Charminar was constructed by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah. Charminar was built about 450 years ago, which is located in the middle of Hyderabad city today. Charminar is made from the chosen stone, granite, mortar, and pulverized marble. It is made in Islamic architecture.
The Charminar is made up of square and its square is spread over 20 meters. Its four grand arches open on four roads and stand 11 meters wide. Each tower has a height of 56 meters high, with two small balconies and a delicate cloak. The walls have been decorated very well on balconies and holes. There is also a spiral staircase with 12 ladders 149 stairs inside the tower. The tower of Charminar shows Persian architecture. The Islamic architecture is visible in the arches and mansion. The terrace, the balcony, and the wall reflect the art of Hindu architecture. On the second floor of Charminar is the oldest mosque on the west side. The court of Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah was in the east of the roof. Its main gallery has 45 spaces to pray. In 1889, four clocks were linked to four directions. There is also a small fountain which provides water to the Muslims coming to the mosque.
The building is located in the famous city of Hyderabad in the state, of Telangana, India. This building has been, constructed on the eastern bank of the Musi River. After the construction of Charminar, the city of Hyderabad settled around it. This building, built about 450 years ago, is today in the heart of Hyderabad city. Charminar was built, in 1591 CE, are a monument and mosque built in Hyderabad city of Telangana state, India. Presently, this monument remains a global heritage of Hyderabad and Charminar is also included in the main monuments of India. Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah was born 1565 AD and lived until 1611 AD. Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah ruled Golconda for 31 years. In which he established Hyderabad as the capital and built its architecture and Charminar.
The beautiful and attractive looking Charminar has many secrets, inside it and many interesting facts, are recorded in the name of this ancient structure. Very few people are aware of the fact that an underground tunnel exists under the Char Minar, which starts from here and connects to the fort of Golconda. It is believed to have been constructed by the Qutb Shahi emperors for emergency evacuation. But no one knows which corner is facing this tunnel.
Charminar is a four-story structure, with a mosque on its upper floor, which you can visit and give it a good look. This mosque is built, on the western corner of the open terrace. The rest of the roof was, used as a court during the Qutb Shahi reign. The Char Minar Mosque is a square structure with four walls of 20 meters in length. If you come here, do visit this mosque.
This structure also displays communal harmony well, whose best example is the Mecca Masjid and Bhagyalakshmi Temple, present near four minarets. People of every religion come to see this tower.
Clocks were also added to the four directions of Charminar in 1889. These are big things, which can be seen from a distance. There is also a small reservoir built here, which is used to make vazu (water cistern) before prayer. You can also see a small fountain here.
After establishing his capital from Golconda to Hyderabad, Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah constructed the Charminar in the form of a memorial. To connect the historical trade route to Golconda and Port city Machilipatnam, there is also another reason behind the construction of the Charminar. It is said that at that time there was a great epidemic called plague disease in and around Hyderabad. Then there Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah took many stern steps to deal with the epidemic. As a result, he was broadly successful in dealing with this epidemic. Then the Charminar Memorial Mosque was constructed as an end mark of the plague disease.
The Charminar was built, on the intersection of the historic trade route, which connected the markets of Golkonda to the port city of Machhilipatnam. The city of Hyderabad was built with four cardinal directions with its Charminar in its center spread around it. Meir Momin Aastabadi of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty played an important role, he ordered a comprehensive preparation for design and layout with the new capital city. Architects from Persia was invited to give additional design and suggestions. Inspired by the shape of Shahiya Tajis, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, made Husain a memorable in the battle of Karbala, the structure of Charminar is completely square, each side is 20 meters. Four grand arches open on four different roads and stand 11 meters wide. Square Structure The four towers in each corner have been adjusted. The tower is 56 meters high, which has two balconies which are topped with complex carvings on small delicate domes and outer walls. Unlike other major Islamic monuments, the minarets have been built in the main structure. There is a spiral staircase with 149 steps and 12 landings inside the minarets. Composition with substantial Parsi effects is a great example of Indo-Islamic architecture. The arches and mansion reflect the influence of Islamic architecture, while the Minar reflects Persian influence. Delicate plaster flower decoration on the terrace, balcony, and outer wall reflects Hindu influences. The second floor of the structure is the oldest mosque in the city. It is located on the western side of the terrace. Eastern part Sultan was used as a court in Qutb Shah’s time. There are two galleries inside the Charminar – one on the other. There are 45 mosque or prayer spaces in the main gallery, which opens on open spaces, which can accommodate more people during the Friday prayers.
The first floor was used as a madrasa during the Qutub Shahi period. On the second floor, there is a mosque in the western direction, whose dome is visible from the road, if it is seen standing at some distance. A panoramic view of the city is seen, by visiting the four-story roof, while due to the excessive crowd inside the minarets, some special guests are allowed to go here with the permission of the Archaeological Survey of India, Hyderabad, and they go to the top of the minarets. Can view the view of Hyderabad, In 1889 the clocks were placed on the above four archives.
While strolling in the area of Charminar, you can invariably surprise the remains of history seeing the present. The building of the Nizamiia Greek Hospital is located, on the southeast side of the tower. At an approximate distance of 50 meters in the west, there is an old crusted brown wall between the shops of Lad market, which shows the entry of the old Nizam’s district meal or parade ground. Now, these grounds are being, used in the development of large commercial packages. Again, towards the left side, towards a complex feeding the road (Choumahalla Palace). The road to Lad Market ends at Mehboob Chowk, where the clock tower loom of the same period is located on the gentle white Mosque built during the 19th century.
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