Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hindu motifs within the Qutb complex, Mehrauli

Many structures around the world famous Qutb Minar are seen decorated with  Hindu motifs. 

The entire Qutb complex and even the Qutb tower itself  has been been constructed over a longer period of time spanning across centuries. 

Qutub Din Aibak is believed to have started restructuring the complex in 1198 AD using the columns and architectural members of Hindu and Jain temples.  
  The last major renovation was done by Major R Smith in 1829. 

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