16th century wall discovered at India’s heritage park in Telangana| All about Qutub Shahi tombs in Hyderabad

ANI News

ANI News

Hyderabad, April 02 (ANI): Conversationalists have discovered a 16th century wall during restoration work of India’s historic Qutb Shahi heritage park in Hyderabad, which opened new dimensions for historians. The restoration work of the historic Quli Qutb Shahi Tombs complex began after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley provided financial aid for its upliftment in his budget speech this year.

The heritage site is maintained by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). During the course of restoration, experts stumbled upon the enclosure wall of Sultan Quli Qutb ul Mulk’s tomb and managed to unearth the nine-feet wall on all four sides. Located amid beautifully landscaped gardens, there are a number of legends surrounding the monument’s history. It is said that during the Qutb Shahi period these tombs were of great significance that even criminals taking refuge there were given pardon. Director of Department of Tourism in Telangana, Sunitha Bhagwat said that they had proposed a budget of rupees 85 crore to get a UNESCO heritage tag for the complex. The complex also includes 70 monuments including 40 tombs, 23 mosques, five step wells and a hammam (bathing area).

 

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The 16th Century Idgah in the Qutub Shahi tombs is going to offer a different experience this time offering you Idgah in its original grandeur for the first time in the last 400 years with its complete lime stucco ornamentation and intricate flower pattern.

The Aga Khan Trust Culture is undertaking conservation and landscape restoration of the ancient Qutub Shahi Heritage Park has been working overtime to refurbish the Idgah for next month’s Id-ul-Adha namaz.

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Back to its grandeur — The Hindu com

A view of the renovation work being carried out by the Agha Khan Trust for Culture. Photo: Nagara Gopal

A view of the renovation work being carried out by the Agha Khan Trust for Culture. Photo: Nagara Gopal

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The AKTC, which is undertaking conservation and landscape restoration of the sprawling Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, is working overtime to refurbish the Idgah for next month’s Id-ul-Adha namaz. “This Idgah posed a big challenge as it is all covered up in layers of paint over the years. We have removed at least 50 layers which were 4 to 5 inches thick,” says Ratish Nanda, project director, AKTC.
About 20 expert craftsmen drawn from Delhi and Rajasthan are working on the Idgah for the last six months. They have carefully chipped off the green and white paint on its wall and minarets exposing the highly ornate stucco plaster patterns on the medallions and merlons.
The elaborate flower design and craftsmanship bearing Turko-Iranian influence, draws sighs of ecstasy. There are ten minarets flanked by two turrets on either ends. Some of the minarets had tilted dangerously and would have probably fallen had not the AKTC stepped in. Now all of them have been carefully straightened.
There are seven arches with the ‘mihrab’, where the Imam leads the prayers, in the centre. They too are restored. Huge scaffolding is erected to reach the Idgah which is 6 meters high and 31 meters wide.

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Photo Gallery of Qutub Shahi tombs on Wikipedia org

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The Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park, which includes the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex and Deccan Park, is one of the most significant historic medieval necropolises in India. Photo: AKTC/India

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