- Street: Hyderabad, Telangana 504001
- City: Hyderabad, Telangana 504001
- State: Telangana
- Country: INDIA
- Zip/Postal Code: 504001
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Hyderabad, Telangana 504001
The Charminar built in 1591 is a monument and Mosque located in Huderabad, Telangana India. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river .To the west lies theLAAD Bazar and to the southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makah masjid.
The words Chār and Minar, translating to “Four Towers”; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.
Some of the popular myths that are recorded in accord with the monument’s architectural appearance are as follows.
Charminar was built at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradication of plague”,. as Muhammad quli qutub shah prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place where he prayed. Historian Masud Hussain Khan says that the construction of Charminar was completed in the year 1592, and that it is the city of Hyderabad which was actually founded in the year 1591. According to the book “Days of the Beloved”, Qutb shah constructed the Charminar in the year 1589, on the very spot where he first glimpsed his future queen Bhagmati and after her conversion to Islam, Qutb Shah renamed the city as “Hyderabad”. Though the story was denied by the historians and scholars, it became popular folklore mong the locals. Minaret height – 48.7 Metres