Charminar-Monument-And-Mosq

When Hyderabad was conquered, the Grand Mosque of the city, the Mecca mosque was nearing completion. Its minarets were supposed to be higher than those of the neighbouring Charminar. But when Aurangzeb was approached for funds for completing the minarets, he declined and ordered the mosque to be finished as is. The result was a Grand Mosque with stubby little minarets, an architectural nightmare.

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