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History of Charminar 

 Charminar is located in Hyderabad. It was made in 1591, Charminar is a symbol of Hyderabad and was officially incorporated in the emblem of Telangana. History about Charminar includes the existence of a mosque on its top floor for more than 425 years. It is also known for its popular and busy local markets surrounding the structure and become one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Hyderabad. The famous part about Charminar is that it is also a site of numerous festival celebrations, such as Eid-ul-Adha and Eid al-Fitr, as it is adjacent to the city’s main mosque. The Charminar will be celebrating its four hundred and twenty-fifth birthday this year. That’s a pretty well-maintained structure, considering the age.

Founder of Charminar

The founder of the Charminar was the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynastyMuhammad Quli Qutb Shah, built the Charminar in 1591 after shifting his capital from Golconda to the newly formed city of Hyderabad.

Fact About Charminar 

Here are the Charminar facts that make it more attractive to tourists.

Secret Tunnels And Mystery Stories

According to tales about Charminar, there exists a secret tunnel between the Charminar, leading to the Golkonda fort. There have also been rumours of treasures being hidden there. But till now no one has been able to locate the route. The story is still shrouded in mystery.

The Center Of The City

The fact about Charminar is that it is considered to be the centre of the city. The city was planned on a grid iron pattern, around the Charminar, with two main roads intersecting and running north-south and east-west.

Significance Of The Charminar

It also has a lot of religious significance. It is believed that Charminar was built to honour a promise Quli Qutb Shah made to Allah.

Built To Signify The End Of Plague In The City

The city is built on a miracle. Historians said that Qutub Shah decided to build Charminar as a commemoration when the plague ended.

First Multi-Storeyed Structure In The City

The cyber towers may make us forget that the first multi-storeyed structure ever built in Hyderabad was the Charminar.

Head of Cat in Charminar

A cat’s head is designed in the apex of one of the small arches on the eastern side. Why? Because cats keep away rats, and rats almost destroyed Hyderabad once.

Different Religions Co-exist Peacefully

The fact about Charminar is that it covers the multiple faiths in one place. The confluence of the atmospheres of both the Bhagyalakshmi temple and the Mecca Masjid brings into the picture the cultural and religious harmony of the city.

Iranian Inspiration

Ever heard of the Iranian city of Isfahan.? Well, Hyderabad’s founder Quli Qutub Shah was so impressed by the city that he decied to model Hyderabad after it.

Charminar Is All About A Woman

Legend also has it that he built the Charminar, along with the city of Hyderabad, to honor the memories of his wife, Bhagamathi.


The Restoration Process For Charminar

For the process of restoration, the Original mixture being used, A paste made up of lime, jaggery, harra juice, fenugreek leaves and seeds will be applied to the monument.


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