At last my  dream come through a visit to Charminar, such a remarkable construction with four minarets by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah in 1591. It’s the Pride of Hyderabad and a biggest attraction of the city. The most  magnificent structure  located on the east bank of the River Musi, in the city of Hyderabad which is  in the state of Telangana, India .

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Charminar  view

There are various stories behind the construction of this monument.Some are of the belief that it was built by Qutb Shah for his wife Bhagimathi. Another legend has it that the Charminar, which is situated in the centre of the city, is believed to have been built to commemorate the eradication of plague, a disease  which had spread in the city and was actually the cause of widespread death and sorrow. Qutb Shah had prayed for the end of the disease and had vowed in his prayers that he would build a mosque at the very place that he had prayed. The monument got its name from the four minarets which are said to honor the four caliphs of Islam. This landmark monument was constructed to serve as a Mosque and a Madraasa. The layout of the plan was done by Mir Momin Astarabadi, who was the prime minister of Qutb Shah.

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The entire city of Hyderabad was designed around this beautiful monument. Charminar catia style of architecture is a monument built with granite and lime mortar.and it is symbolic of typical Islamic architecture.With a stone balcony acts like a roof, a roof over the two galleries.

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The main gallery in the Minar has forty-five covered prayer spaces. Just in top, there is a substantial open space to allow more people intended for prayers on Fridays.

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One of the Four Minar 

The intricate carvings and moldings about the monument make Charminar any famous monument as well as a landmark in Hyderabad.

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Inner view

In the evening, with the lights, the great Charminar looks even more attractive. With the passage of time has become the center of Charminar all this bustling activity that occupied its importance. It is at the bustling bazaars across the Charminar you find the standard nahari stalls as well as kulchas regarding Hyderabad. Hyderabad is one of those few urban centers, which have a fine blend of modernity as well as tradition.

 

 

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