Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CURRENTLY KNOWN AS ADHAI-DIN-KA-ZOPDA IN AJMER (ALIAS AJEYA-MERU)


Currently known as Adhai-din-ka-Zopda (the 2-1/2 day cottage) in Ajmer (alias Ajeya-Meru) this edifice was a magnificent, majestic Hindu temple. Invading Muslims battering it for 2-1/2 days after capture reduced the mansion to desolation--hence the name. Historians, architects and archaeologists blindly ascribing it to Muslim creation lustily describe ancient classic Hindu architectural masterpieces as Islamic.

2 comments:

Dipanjan said...

The pillars depict they are from demolished hindu temple

Dipanjan said...

but the name ajmer may not have come from ajeya-meru..because in rajasthan there are places having similar names like jaisalmer,bikaner etc