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Charminar stands for “Mosque of the Four Minarets" and "Four Towers" which is the most famous mosque and monument in the city of Hyderabad, capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Charminar was Build in 1591 by Mohammed Quli Qutab Shah, the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty.

The Charminar is a massive structure and impressive monument with four minarets; one should see the four minarets of the Charminar dominating the landscape of the region. Charminar is the hub of Hyderabad city, has four wide roads going in each direction. The Charminar is square in shape, each side measuring 100 feet, with a centre pointed out high arch at the center.

Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah built this famous structure of Charminar who was the fifth ruler of Qutb Shahi Dynasty in 1591 AD, to serve as a memorial and to eliminate the a plague of epidemic from this city. Quli Qutb Shah is said to have prayed for the end of a plague which was ravaging his city and vowed to build a huge masjid for Muslims (Islamic mosque) at the place where he was praying for the cause of plague. In 1591 while laying the foundation of Charminar, Quli Qutb shah has prayed starting: "Oh Allah, bless the city with peace and prosperity. Let millions of men of all castes, creeds and religions be happy, like fish in the water." Today one can see the city of Hyderabad as the evidence of the prayer being answered. The Mosque became the most popularly known as Char-minar because of its four (Persian or in Hindi its char = four) minarets (Minar (Arabic manara) = spire or a tower).

Charminar A masterpiece of the Qutab Shahi


masjid charminar

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