Recently processed Photographs from Qutub Minar, Delhi, INDIA

It's 3rd time that I visited Qutub-Minar in Delhi. PHOTO JOURNEYs from Qutub Minar are shared many times and here is another one... All these photographs were clicked when some folks from US came to India for official visit and wanted to the huge minar in Delhi !!!



Here is a photograph with a cute baby following footsteps of her Grandmother... There are lots of such corridors with lots of pillars in a row making a walkable path around the structure...


The Qutub Minar is a tower located in Delhi, India. It is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters. Construction commenced by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who won Delhi from Prithviraj under Muhammad Ghori as his commander in chief, and finished by Iltutmish..


The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins collectively known as Qutub complex.


We visited Qutub during evening, here is a photograph with colorful sunlight hitting the walls of Qutub complex...


Inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and wishing to surpass it... Qutb-ud-din Aibak who was first Muslim ruler of Delhi commenced construction of the Qutub Minar in 1193...


This minaret is made of fluted red sandstone covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Quran... Numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari characters in different places of the Minar reveal the history of Qutb. According to the inscriptions on its surface it was repaired by Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Sikandar Lodi ...


The purpose for building this monument has been variously speculated upon. At times people say the minaret was used to calling people for prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to offer prayer... The earliest extant mosque built by the Delhi Sultans... Many historians believe that the Qutub Minar was named after the first Turkish sultan Qutub-ud-din Aibak...but others contend that it was named in honor of Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki a saint from Transoxiana who came to live in India and was greatly venerated by Iltutmish.


Qutub Festival is a three day festival usually held in November–December in the Qutub complex in Delhi organized by Delhi Tourism, Govt. of Delhi. The festival showcases the cultural art forms of the country ...


Qutub Minar is a World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. The Minar of Delhi is surrounded by a lush green gardens which are an ideal leisurely place for visitors...


As far as Photography is concerned, many Photography groups have Qutub Minar as thier preferred location for Photo Walks. Near to Qutub Minar, there are some other sites like Gandhak ki Baoli n all... Photographers love to visit such places with ruins in well preserved way....


It's not possible that someone come and go without clicking some photographs of the place and frame becomes more interesting when someone known is main subject with Qutub Complex in background..


At times people visit alone, Camera is most favored buddy for some folks :)


Colorful Saari of this lady is giving much needed contrast to the background of Qutub Complex.... This whole complex has all the building contributed of same colored stones and Photographers like me wait for other folks to join in for something different than a plain photograph with nice symmetry and composition...


This is what I wanted to say above ;)


Ohh... Why three similar shots of same kind? Probably it's because of my personal interest for clicking such photographs... When I started Photography 5 years back, I was very impressed by such photographs having series of pillars and very controlled light passing in... Some of them were really fabulous and my favorite one was clicked by Mohit Gupta !!


During the visit, I found her very enthusiastic about capturing each and every part of Qutub Minar. In fact she was also shooting videos to take home some nice memories and share with her family & Friends...

2 comments:

Angad Achappa said...

Very nice set of images!!

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Angad !

All of them were shot long time back but recently processed.

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