A heritage monument of India, the Qutub Minar in Delhi stands as a luminous testimony to the ravages and splendors of the golden days of History. Founded by the Afghan invader, Qutub-ud din Aibek, to mark his victory in North India, the Qutub Minar stands tall in the southern parts of Delhi and regarded as the tallest free standing stone towers in the world. Due to the decay in its ancient construction, as well as a few unfortunate incidents such as accidents and suicides from the monument, Qutub Minar has been closed down. The Archeological Survey of India has been dedicating a lot of efforts in resurrecting this monument to its former glory. As a part of the revival process, there is a three day festival called the Qutub Festival that is held in Delhi.
Description of the Qutub Festival
The Qutub Festival, held in the premises of the historical structure, Qutub Minar is a festival to celebrate the splendor and magnificence of the Minar and showcase its past glory and majesty to the world.
There are different cultural shows and art forms that are displayed during the festival. One of the main focuses of the Qutub Festival is the attention it gets, both national and international. There are a number of cultural events and shows that are held against the historical backdrop of the Qutub Minar. There are also performances by the folk musicians and the classical musicians as a part of the celebrations. The three days of non stop music and dance brings back life in this ancient structure which is illuminated and offers a bedazzling and royal view. The Qutub Festival is organized jointly by the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation and the Sahitya Kala Parishad. There are also a number of regional food stalls that are set up at the premises serving mouthwatering local cuisine of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and the north eastern states.
Time for celebrating Qutub Festival
The Qutub Festival in Delhi is celebrated in the months of November or December.