Sultan Ghari’s Tomb – Delhi!
Sultan Ghari’s Tomb is a lesser known monument in the capital city of India. It is part of the Qutub group of monuments and was built in 1231 AD by Iltutmish the third king of Mamluk Dynasty. The monument is maintained by ASI. The monument is easily accessible and is open on all days of the week. One can visit the monument by paying a very nominal fee. This place lies in the Rangpuri Pahari region near Vasant Kunj on the edge of a village.
The tomb is considered sacred by both Muslims & Hindus from the surrounding villages as they consider it to be a peer’s Dargah where blessings are compulsory for newlyweds. They specially visit this place on Thursday to seek blessings and offer their prayer. Because of the religious significance one has to roam this place bare foot. The surroundings near the monument is very peaceful with green vegetation around it, also one can clearly hear the chirping of birds and mynahs.
The architecture of the monument is reminiscent of the Delhi Sultanate as can be found in old structures in and around Delhi. The large gate, coral arch and scribbling were omnipresent in the monument thereby displaying the architectural profligacy of ancient times. It was also noteworthy that these structures had stood their ground and have seen the progression of the society. These structures also remind us of our ancient history and its importance.