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Durgah Char Qutab


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Durgah Char Qutab

Location -: Hansi, District : Hisar

Situation -: Situated to the west of the town in the Mohalla Durgah Char-Qutab

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 12th to 14th Century AD

History and description -: A group of monuments, situated to the west of the town are known as Durgah Char-Qutab. Jamal-ud-Din Hanswi (1187-1261 AD), Burhan-ud Din (1261-1303 AD), Qutab-ud-Din Munawwar (1300-1354 AD) and Nur-ud-Din or Nur-e-Jahan (1325-1397 AD) were the celebrated Sufi Saints of their times and designated as 'Qutabs'. This monument celebrates the last resting place of these four saints. The dargah has been subjected to many changes. The tomb is connected to a small shed. It is said that it is built at the place where Baba Farid used to meditate and offer prayers. One of the most imposing edifices of this complex is the large mosque in the northern enclosure, which was constructed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Other important monuments in the complex include the tomb of Mir Ali, who was disciple of Jamal-ud-Din, the first Qutab and is said to have built this tomb for his teacher. But he himself was entombedhere due to his early demise. Also in the complex are the twin tombs of Begum Skinner and chhatries (two kiosks) known as Char Diwan and Ek Diwan.

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