Friday, 15 March 2013

Chor Minar

This Minar is built of rubble masonry and - stands in the center of a platform. Each of the four sides of the platform has three arched recesses, the center one being the east of the doorway which gives access to a spiral stairs leading to the top.
Some Interesting Facts!!

  1)    The Minar itself is circular in the plan and tapers towards the farther end.
  2)    The monument is known as Chor Minar because it was possibly built to strike terror in the hearts of thieves by placing their severed heads in these holes for public exposure !!

3) This structure was properly built during Khalji period (A.D 1290-1312)

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