Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The minar story...
Ever wondered why the Charminar has four minars? Legend says there was an attack of plague in the city. The king raised both his hands towards the skies in prayer, asking the Almighty to save his people. Once the epidemic weaned off, the king built the 'Char'minar with gratitude for favors received. Apparently, the king believed in returning what he received in two-fold (four minars for blessings asked with two raised hands).
If you look closely, you can see the face of a cat(signifying the demise of rats/plague) engraved in the midst of the beautiful interiors of the Charminar.
Source: a security personnel at the site. :)