Monday, February 1, 2010

Iron Pillar and Qutub Minar

The Qutub Minar and the Iron Pillar, with a Jain temple re-used pillar in the foreground
For a walk back in time, stroll at leisure anywhere within the Qutub complex in Delhi. The complex initially housed 27 Hindu and Jain temples; which were destroyed to give way to victorious armies' monuments. The Iron Pillar dates from the 5th cenury CE, or even earlier.
Intricate carvings
... and disfigured sculpturesThe tallest brick minaret in the world...
Practical history lessons!
My takeaway from our visit? The impression that this country has always granted all that every visitor demanded of her, even if the intentions were malafide - just like this tree at the entrance to the complex. A contented neem that lives and lets live umpteen other species under it - like Bharatvarsh (India) will ever continue to do...
Visit many more wonderful worlds...


  1. Beautiful pictures. I endorse your impression and remark about the tree 100% .

  2. Wow! that is such a nice post with photos full of gorgeous details.

  3. What breathtaking captures! The temples and the minaret are so incredibly beautiful! How I would love to visit there! And I too totally endorse your impression and remark about the tree! Marvelous information to go with the photos! I love it!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  4. I used to grow Neems in Singapore after doing some research and communicating an expert in Neem from India. Forgot his name.

  5. What a land of rich history! I would love to visit there some day!

  6. The photographs are really lovely. Good old Mother India!

  7. Thanks, all, for visiting. Hope you get to stroll at the complex, and lose yourself in history!

  8. This is an amazing piece of work, such intricate detail.
    Thanks for sharing. India looks like a beautiful place.


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