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Purana Qila, New Delhi

Purana Qila

PURANA (OLD) Qila  is the inner citadel of the city of Dina-panah, founded by the second Mughal EmperorHumayun in 1533 and completed five years later. Purana Qila and its environs flourished as the sixth city of Delhi.

Sher Shah Suri defeated Humayun in 1540, and renamed the fort as Shergarh, and also added several more structures in the complex, during his reign that lasted for the next five years until his death in 1545.

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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Delhi

 

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Kalka Mandir, Delhi

Kalka Mandir, Delhi

Kalka Mandir, also known as Kalkaji Temple, is a famous Hindu mandir or temple, dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. This temple is situated in the southern part of Delhi,India, in Kalkaji, a locality that has derived its name from this famous temple and is located opposite Nehru Place business centre.This domed twelve-sided temple is devoted to Goddess Kalka Devi, a reincarnation of Goddess Durga. The oldest section of the Kalka Ji Mandir dates back to the year 1734. It is said that the Maratha rulers looted the temple in the year 1738, after they were defeated by the Mughals in the battle of Talkatora. Somewhere in the mid-19th century, certain changes and additions were carried out on Kalkaji temple by Raja Kedarnath, the treasurer of Emperor Akbar.

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Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Delhi

 

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Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar

Qutb Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, India.The Qutub Minar was constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India, with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft), contains 379 stairs to reach the top, and the diameter of base is 14.3 meters whereas the last store is of 2.7 meters.The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 byQutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Delhi

 

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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

The Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá’í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi.

This Bahá’í House of Worship of the Indian subcontinent joins six other Bahá’í Houses of Worship around the world: Apia, Western Samoa; Sydney, Australia; Kampala, Uganda; Panama City, Panama; Frankfurt, Germany; Wilmette, USA. Each of these Houses of Worship, while sharing some basic design concepts, has its own distinct cultural identity embodying the principle of unity in diversity.

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Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Delhi

 

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