Charminar history

Charminar History-Origin-Importance-Architecture

History of Charminar: The Charminar was constructed during the rule of Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 to mark the end of plague, which then almost wiped out the city of Hyderabad. While this is the basic reason behind its construction, there are many theories that run behind its significance. According to the famous Historian Haroon Khan Sherwani, the upper floor of the Charminar was a school while according to the French traveller Tavernier, all the galleries of Charminar seem to make the water rise so that it could be carried to the higher rooms of the palaces. Another theory has it that Charminar served as a gateway overlooking a majestic open space on which the gates of the palaces opened.

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Charminar is an ancient palace... added by   on Oct 25 2012
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