Qutub Minar or Dhurva Stambha



In Arabic “Qutub” literally means ‘axis’, ‘pivot’ or ‘pole’. Qutb can refer to celestial movements and used as an astronomical term or a spiritual symbol. So the term ‘Qutub Minar’ signifies an astronomical Tower. That was how it was described to Sultan and later referred to in court correspondence. In course of time the name of Sultan Qutubuddin came to be unwittingly associated with the Qutub Tower leading to the misleading assertion that Qutubuddin built the Qutub Minar.

– by Prof. M.S. Bhatnagar, Ghaziabad (India) June 10, 1977

hindu qutub minarThis unique and unprecedented diagram (Fig 1) is that of the so-called QUTB MINAR. It uncovers the truth and knocks out all confusing, contradictory and fabricated explanations given by chroniclers of the Moslem Kings of Delhi and some archaeologists about the history and purpose of this lofty stone-tower.

A visit which fostered the present research:
In 1961, some college students went with me to the Qutb Minar and engaged an official guide, an M.A. in History. Questions and answers between our party and the Sarkari guide are given below in brief :-

57367_131291426923797_5335249_oQ. What was the purpose of building this ‘MINAR’ ?
A. Victory Tower.

Q. Whose victory over whom ?
A. Md. Ghori’s victory over Rai Pithaura (Prithvi Raj)

Q. Where ?
A. At Tarain near Panipat.

Q. Why is the Victory Tower at Delhi ?
A. Do not know.

One gentleman from the visitors, a Lecturer in History in the University of Delhi, took up the threat and answered:
The Victory Tower was commenced by Ghori because Delhi became his capital.

Q. Objection, Sir! Ghori never had his capital at Delhi. His capital was at Ghazni. What logic is there in building the Victory Tower in Delhi ?
A. Silence.

Q. Even if the Minar was commenced by Ghori, its name ought to have been ‘GHORI MINAR’ and not ‘QUTB MINAR’. Why is it called ‘Qutb Minar’ ?
A. It was probably Qutubuddin Aibak, slave of Ghori, who laid the foundation of the minar for his master.

Q. If this is true, what made him choose Delhi as the site for the Victory Tower?
A. Delhi was the capital of Qutbuddin Aibak.

Q. It is said that the building of the Minar was commenced during the life time of Ghori. When Ghori was alive, the question of his slave’s capital being at Delhi does not arise. After the death of Ghori, Qutbuddin was crowned at Sultan at Lahore. He ruled from Lahore and not Delhi and ultimately died at Lahore. His capital was at Lahore ? Why did he build the Victory Tower at Delhi ?
A. Silence.

Somebody from the audience asserted that the Minar was not a victory tower but a ‘Mazina’ (Muezzin’s Tower in mosque) attached to ‘Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque’.

Hindu vishnu stambha

Q. The word ‘Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque’ is unknown to contemporary history of India. This word was coined by Sir Saiyid Ahmad Khan in the first part of the nineteeth century. Do not be surprised to know that the name ‘QUTB MINAR’ too, is not known to Indian History. It is also a recent fabrication. If, for the sake of argument, we take it for granted that the minar is a muezzin’s tower, the mosque assumes primary importance and the tower secondary, but unfortunately the mosque, as you see it, is in complete ruins. How do you account for the mosque of primary importance to be in ruins and the muezzin’s tower, a building of no consequence, to be standing in full majesty ?
A. No Answer.

‘Masjid & Mazina’ with regard to the Qutb Minar is a “COCK & BULL STORY”. The so called Qutb Minar and the ruined Jama Masjid close by cannot be ascribed to the same builder. The Qutb Minar is a much older tower.


The Quranic inscriptions on the Minar are forced and lifeless insertions between forceful and beautiful frieze-bands of the pure HINDU DESIGN. To consider the minar of Moslem origin from the Quranic inscriptions would be labelling a non-Muslim as a Mussalman because circumcision has been forced on him.


The Minar is in fact the Dhurva Stambha or the central observation tower of an ancient Hindu Astronomical Observatory. Fig. 1 is based on observation from a two seater aeroplane made to hover over the top of the DHRUVA STAMBHA. The tower looks like a 24-petalled lotus flower (Fig. 2), each petal representing an “HORA”, i.e., an hour on a 24-hour dial (Fig. 3). Vertical projection lines drawn from the mid points of stone-flutings on the top of each storey of the tower to the horizontal plane at its base create a lotus flower similar to what can be seen from the sky over the top of the tower – bottom fig. 1.

The 24-petalled architectural lotus flower is purely a Hindu concept. It cannot be attributed to any Moslem king from dry parts of Western Asia where lotuses do not grow.

You are the proud possessor of the ‘LOTUS’ projection of the DHRUVA STAMBHA which is the result of original thinking, perseverance and expense. Such a projection was neither drawn nor conceived by any architect or archaeologist in the past. Let any body come forward and challenge the statement. Now, you can reasonably silence all those who believe the DHRUVA STAMBHA to be a production of Md. Ghori or Qutbuddin Aibak. Sultans associated with this ‘Minar’ defiled its casing, reversed stones bearing human or animal figures and inserted Arabic Inscriptions. These Sultans can, of course, be praised for not making any claim that they built the ‘Minar’. No body has left any inscription asserting that he started the Minar.


The township adjoining the Kutub Minar is known as Mehrauli. That is a Sanskrit word Mihira-awali. It signifies the town- ship where the well known astronomer Mihira of Vikramaditya’s court lived along with his helpers, mathematicians and technicians. They used the so-called Kutub tower as an observation post for astronomical study. Around the tower were pavilions dedicated to the 27 constellations of the Hindu Zodiac.

Kutubuddin has left us an inscription that he destroyed these pavilions. But he has not said that he raised any tower. The ravaged temple was renamed as Kuwat-ul-Islam mosque.
Stones dislodged from the so-called Kutub Minar have Hindu images on one side with Arabic lettering on the other. Those stones have now been removed to the Museum. They clearly show that Muslim invaders used to remove the stone- dressing of Hindu buildings, turn the stones inside out to hide the image facial and inscribe Arabic lettering on the new frontage.

Bits of Sanskrit inscriptions can still be deciphered in the premises on numerous pillars and walls. Numerous images still adorn the cornices though disfigured.

qutub minarThe tower is but a part of the surrounding structures. It is not that while the temples around are earlier Hindu buildings there was sufficient space left in between for Kutubuddin to come and build a tower. Its very ornate style proves that it is a Hindu tower. Mosque minarets have plane surfaces. Those who contend that the tower was meant to call the Muslim residents to prayer have perhaps never tried to go to the top and try to shout to the people below. Had they done so they would have found out for themselves that no one on the ground can hear them from that height. Such absurd claims have been made to justfy Muslim authorship of earlier Hindu buildings.

Another important consideration is that the entrance to the tower faces north and not the west as is enjoined by Islamic theology and practice.

At either side of the entrance is the stone lotus flower emblem which also proves that it was a Hindu building. The stone flowers are a very important sign of the Hindu author- ship of mediaeval buildings. Muslims never use such flowers on the buildings they construct.

The Hindu title of the tower was Vishnu Dhwaj (i.e. Vishnu’s standard) alias Vishnu Stambh alias Dhruv Stambh (i.e., a polar pillar) obviously connoting an astronomical observation tower. The Sanskrit inscription in Brahmi script on the non-rusting iron pillar close by proclaims that the lofty standard of Vishnu was raised on the hillock named Vishnupad Giri. That description indicates that a statue of the reclining Vishnu initiating the creation was consecrated in the central shrine there which was ravaged by Mohammad Ghori and his henchman Kutubuddin. The pillar was raised at the command is an ancient Hindu king who had made great conquests in the East and the West.

The seventh storey had actually a statue of the four-faced Brahma holding the Vedas at the beginning of creation. Above Brahma was a white marble canopy with gold bell patterns laid in it. The top three stories were in mle. They were ravaged by iconoclastic muslims who detested the Brahma statue. The Muslim raiders also destroyed the reclining Vishnu image at the bottom.

The iron pillar was the Garud Dhwaj alias Garud Stambh, i.e, the sentinel post of the Vishnu temple.

On one side was an elliptical enclave formed by 27 Nakshatra (constellation) temples. A gigantic redstone, ornate gate- way led to the sacred enclave known as Nakshatralaya. Therefore gateway is traditionally known as Alaya-Dwar.

Cunningham twists the traditional Hindu name to fraudulently ascribe the great doorway to Sultan Allauddin though Allauddin himself makes no such claim.

qutub minarBy Allauddin’s time the surroundings were totally crumbling ruins. Why would Allauddin want to raise an ornate gigantic gatewwa(of the Hindu orange colour) leading from nowhere to nowhere ?

The theory propounded by interested Muslims that it is a muazzin’s tower is a motivated lie. No muazzin would even for a day adept a job where he has to climb and unclimb five times a day a flight of 365 narrowing, curving steps in the dark confines of the tower. He is bound to fall and die through sheer exhaustion.

The arched gateway of the adjoining so-called Kuwat-ul-Islam mosque is in no way different from the ornate archways of temples in Gujarat. The frieze patterns on this building too. The frieze patterns on this building too show signs of tampering proving that Muslim conquerors transposed stones at random to ease their conscience in readying earlier temples for use as mosques.


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  • It’s strange to know about the hidden truth. We need to verify such claims and teach our generation a true history of our great nation.

  • Oh, really now we should start searching every historical truths with scientific proofs so that it can’t be denied later.

  • It was (is) the culture of Muslims to destroy the civilization of other religion and start Arabian culture. In fact there is no independent Arabian culture and all are plagiarism of ancient Hindu culture, Later Hazarat Muhammed had tried to introduce some of his own idea to differentiate Islam from Hinduism. Even though he became success introducing many new ideas he failed to stop worshiping of idol in Mecca. That is the reason almost whole life fighting against worship of idols last time they do Mecca where the great Shiv Ling is there. They could not destroy the Kaba and so converted to their worshiping place. It is the only pilgrim place of the Muslims where there is idol and where all the Muslims moves round about the idol like the Hindus do. Similarly, they destroyed many temples in India, but they could nit destroy Dhruba Stambh and named as Qutab Minar (constant / dhruba Stambha). The Hindus who lived in Arabia also called Bhagawan ‘Allah’. Because in Arabic Allah means Bhagawan. However, the concept of Bhagawan was taken from Hinduism. In Arabic Muslim meaning who believe in one God that is Vishnu. In Hinduism, who worship Vishnu is called Vaishnaba. Tha means Muslim means Vaishnaba. The same word meaning in Hindi ‘Sant” in English ‘Saint’ in Assamese is ‘Bhakat’

  • Whole history of India first had been twisted and concocted by Muslim Invaders then later on the British hid the facts by rewriting the history of Bharat to show their respective supremacy which is normally done out of inferiority complex only, because culturally both could not have matched nor could have boasted superior.
    Invading others territory and robbing others assets are acts of Robbers which itself show their inferiority, compelling to act to possess what they did not have. They had no business to do that but they did because they were neither scholarly superior nor spiritually more knowledgeable.
    Unfortunately, even after independence of India Congress Party was busy only appeasing the Minority who had caused partition of the Country and for Hindus also it did not let Sanskrit be compulsory so that they could not have studied their Scriptures to attain the highest ethical and spiritual knowledge. As a result even the Hindus are living in delusion having lost their own culture and wisdom following the same life style like ignoring the character building, eating Meat and drinking alcohol galore all over the country.
    Now a days Hindus are even prepared to justify all that by saying that it had been happening even in ancient Bharat but without knowing or understanding properly the Hindu Ethos. These kinds of Tamasi foods and Characteristics were of the demons (Asuras) among human beings which is explained by Lord Krishna in Bhagwadgita.
    Hinduism teaches to acquire the right knowledge first then indulge into action because without the right knowledge first, action will be out of sheer ignorance or be driven by the influence of over powering Gunas predominantly Tamas which is out of ignorance or as the sansakar born with.
    Thus Sanskrit should be made compulsory for all Indians which will help all to read and understand the Indian culture on one hand and on the other it will help in wide acceptability to correct the history of India. Present Govt. of BJP should do it during its tenure which will be the greatest service to the humanity as a whole. Other than Hindu ethos (which gave birth to Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism all peaceful ones) there is continued violence, intolerance and disrespect to others faiths in the world.

  • why dont we file a petition on such issues in the court and rename it the correct way ???? … we should sir …. and let the world know the real facts

  • Sir,

    Paint poured over the surface sticks on and on…..likewise the converted Bharateeya sticks on to culture and literature of invaders….If only the Government realises this and provide an opportunity to misguided brothers and sisters to learn, study, understand and appreciate the depth, value, richness and truth of ancient sanathana culture, the paint poured by invaders will not stick…..all the literature and culture of all the invaders can never equal the majesticity, richness, depth and truth of the sanathana culture….which alone will prevail at the end….

  • The post by Anisor Rahaman is really welcome. Many such Muslim brothers share such opinions but are scared to come out in the open due to the fatwa culture of the Mullahs and Maulvis.
    We all pray the good sense and truth prevails.

  • According to some sources, Qutub minar was built by destroying a Hindu temple built by Pruthviraj chauhan.
    It was built by Qutubuddin Aibak as a revenge of his master(Muhammad Ghori) over prithviraj chauhan.


  • My blind belief turned to be a fact, all my inquisitiveness is bought to a balance. Nothing beyond LORD SHIVA. This is what i was taught and believed and surrounded. But the classroom idiots and debaters had killed the authentic creative connection of oneness. This is not about exhibiting excessive religious zeal,but when it is proved only one shiva there’s no point of comparison.

  • Anyone can see the today’s condition of building in around Dhruv Stambha. Hindu vastu’s are in standstill condition & Mughal building’s are in bad conditions. So they don’t know how to build long lasting buildings. Hence they over-crafted the Hindu buildings & renamed as Mughal names.

  • Is there any literary evidence in any ancient text about this Dhruv stambh?
    Is there in situ archaeological evidence on the Minar showing a previous Hindu use?
    Are there any epigraphic evidence on the minar showing its provenance or original nature?

    Without these, this will only be ridiculed. The lotus pattern will only be brushed aside by leftists.

  • कृपया इस निबंध को हिन्दी में भी प्रस्तुत करें ताकि हिन्दीभाषी जनता भी जान सके जोकि अंग्रेजीभाषियों से 100 गुना हैं । भारतीय इतिहास के घोटाले होने का एक कारण शोधकार्यों का केवल अंग्रेजी में होना भी है । प्रफेसर अंग्रेजी में भाषण दे जाते हैं और चेले तालियां पीट रहे होते हैं बिना ये जाने कि गुरुजी क्या बोल रहे हैं चाहे वे चेलों के पूर्वजों
    को ही गरिया रहे हों ।

  • All invaders on our country either rejoiced in destroying culture, high quality architecture and practitioners of highly developed culture, or did the destruction to suit their end. Even now we are continuing to remain slaves by not undoing the harm done by such barbarians who considered their religion superior, in utter ignorance of what is “religion” and what is “culture”. Even the terms India and Hindu are given by foreigners and we take pride in being called Indian and Hindu, not Bharatiya.

  • Historians are believed to reveal the truth but indian secular historians are found always busy in glorifying the demons