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Qutub Minar was built by Raja Vikramaditya to observe the sun: Ex-ASI officer’s big claim


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New Delhi, May 18, 2022: As the row over monuments intensifies, Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) ex-Regional Director Dharamveer Sharma has now claimed that the Qutub Minar was constructed by Raja Vikramaditya and not by Qutb al-Din Aibak, to study the direction of the sun.


Qutub Minar


"It isn’t Qutub Minar but a sun tower (observatory tower). It was constructed in the 5th century by Raja Vikramaditya, not by Qutb al-Din Aibak. I have a lot of evidence regarding this," he said. He has surveyed Qutub Minar several times on behalf of ASI.

"There is a 25-inch tilt in the tower of the Qutub Minar. It is because it was made to observe the sun and hence, on June 21, between the shifting of the solstice, the shadow will not fall on that area for at least half an hour. This is science and archaeological fact," he said.

Hence, the one that is called Qutub Minar is an independent structure and is not related to the Masjid near it. Even the door of the Qutub Minar faces the north. That is to see the Dhruv star in the night sky.


Courtesy: India Today


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