PURANA QUILA.... OLDEST FORT OF DELHI

FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF POORANA QUILA


Ø  It is the oldest fort among all forts in Delhi and,  the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi


Ø  It's located at the site of the legendary city of Indraprastha, that was founded by PANDAV on the banks of perennial river Yamuna,


Ø  It was rebuilt by the Afghan king SHER SHAH SURI,


Ø  The Fort was supposed to be unlucky for rulers who occupied the site; Humayun, Sher Shah Suri, and Hemu all had but relatively brief tenures ensconced there.


Ø  HUMAYUN  died following an accidental fall within the fort complex at Sher Mandal


Ø  HEMU’S rajyabhishek (coronation) as Samrat was held at Purana Qila in Delhi.


Ø  After being killed in battle of panipath, HEMU’S body was placed in a gibbet outside Purana Quila in Delhi to terrorize the native Indians (Turk-Afghans and Hindus) by the mughals (Akbar and Bairam khan)

MONUMENTS IN PURANA QUILA

Ø  Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque
Ø  Sher Mandal
Ø  Kairul Manzil
Ø  Sher Shah Suri Gate or Lal Darwaza
Ø  Kairul Manzil.





















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Lake outside Purana Qila

North Gate, or Talaqi Darwaza


West Gate, 'Bara Darwaza', present main Entrance, with its bastion







Qila-i-Kuhna back of mosque


Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque- INTERIOR


Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque INTERIOR


Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque







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