- The debate around whether Qutub Minar is actually what is written in our history books has intensified
- The structure is designed in such a way that only a civilisation with scientific precision could do it
- Government needs to conduct a thorough investigation and bring out the truth to the public domain
Over the last few years, the reawakened Sanatan Samaj has focussed on finding Historical evidence corroborating with modern-day science. The single-minded goal that the ‘Sanatanis’ had was to reclaim the rights over everything that Sanatanis once called their own. The process is inching towards the end. After the renaissance of various Mandirs, it is time to find out whether Qutub Minar was actually a celestial observatory.
Controversy around Qutub Minar intensifies
The debate over the origin of Qutub Minar has been going on for quite some time now. The Islamists are hell-bent on their claim that, it was built by Qutub al-din Aibek, while Sanatanis have different claims about different parts of the building. Now, another layer of legitimacy has been added to the assertion that the place was once a hub of science and technology.
Dharamveer Sharma, former Superintending Archaeologist in the Delhi division of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has revealed that Qutub Minar was actually a centre for studying various features of Surya (observatory). He said that the place was originally designed, and given its final shape by Raja Vikramaditya in the 5th century.
Qutub Minar was actually a celestial observatory?
During his interview with News18, the archaeology expert shed full light on the design of the massive ancient structure. There are 27 binocular locations in the Minaret. Each location has 4 outlets designed for the researchers who used to come here. It means that at a time 108 people (27 times 4) could observe and study 27 separate constellations. He further explained that in the past, researchers could use this place for 24 hours to conduct their respective studies. Moreover, there is also a Surya Stambh located on the third floor of the building. Additionally, even the door of Minar faces north, to make it easier to view the Dhruv Tara at night.
Based on his in-depth observation, Dharamveer also elaborated on how the design of Qutub (as it is termed now) stands in line with modern-day science and technology. At its base level, there is a Jagatipeeth, which is rectangular in shape with a length of 64m and a breadth of 62m. Above that, there is a Prasad Peeth with the same shape but slightly shorter in size. Its length is 54m and breadth is 52m.
The structure says that it is an independent monolith
According to Dharamveer, this peculiar rectangular structure stands so that a proper study of Surya could be conducted. Apparently, to study Surya, it was essential to tilt the Minar by 25 degrees to the south direction. So, to save the structure from falling, a dualist rectangular shape was given to the base. “There is a 25-inch tilt in the tower of the Qutub Minar. It is because it was made to observe the sun and hence, on June 21, between the shifting of the solstice, the shadow will not fall on that area for at least half an hour. This is science and archaeological fact,” said Sharma.
He also refuted the claim that Qutub is a 5-tower structure. Sharma said that there is no roof in Qutub Minar. Once you start walking over, you can go right up. This means that it is a monolith and totally independent structure having no correlation with the Masjid standing nearby. Moreover, the structure is designed in such a way that if we capture its image from the sky, it would appear as a Kamal. Kamal can easily be called essential to Sanatan. It represents the human lifecycle and signifies that no matter how low you are in life, you can always re-emerge. Kamal is the chosen symbol because it is one of the flowers that does not differentiate where it grows. It can grow in the purest of waters and can also emerge from a dirty mud pit.
Based on these detailed pieces of evidence, Dharmaveer said that Qutub Minar is a Sanatan structure. Answering critics about the presence of Muslim names on the stones in the vicinity, Dharamveer said that the Muslim rulers just stole the credit by inscribing their names on already existing stones.
Truth should not become a casualty
We live in ‘modern’ times. Modern times of innovation, scientific evidence, and much more. If our government wants, it won’t be long before the final truth about Qutub is out in the open. All it requires is verification of claims made by Dharamveer and other credible enthusiasts of Sanatan history.
Truth should not be the casualty of suspected conflict. If it is, then a bigger conflict on the scale of a civil war is set in motion by delaying the exposure of the truth.