Iron Pillar at Qutub Minar
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Iron Pillar at Qutub Minar

This Iron Pillar dates from the 4th century. So far it has largely resisted corrosion, only this small crack is visible. It is made from almost pure malleable iron. It was originally set up as a flag, or ‘dhvaja’, of Lord Vishnu on the hill known as ‘Vishnupada’. It was a tribute to King Chandragupta II (375-413) of the imperial Gupta dynasty.

Posted On: Saturday, October 17th, 2009 @ 4:51 am by Adam Tearle


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