Anang Tal lake declared monument of national importance
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A gazette notification has been issued to declare Anang Tal, located near Qutub Minar in Mehrauli, National Capital Territory of Delhi, as a national monument.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Thousand years ago by Raja Anang Pal Tomar, the founder of Delhi, the mini lake was constructed, which is known as Anang Tal.
Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal had issued instructions to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to renovate this pool as well as declare it a national monument.
Anang Tal :
This lake is located in Mehrauli, Delhi, which was built by Tomar King Anangpal II in 1060 AD.
The millennium old Anang Tal marks the early days of Delhi.
Anang Tal has a strong connection with Rajasthan as Maharaja Anangpal is known as the maternal grandfather of Prithviraj Chauhan, whose fort Rai Pithora, is included in the list of ASI.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Anangpal II :
Anangpal II, popularly known as Anangpal Tomar, belonged to the Tomar dynasty.
The Tomar dynasty is one of the early mediaeval minor dynasties of northern India.
He was the founder of Dhillika Puri, which eventually came to be known as Delhi.
Evidence of the early history of Delhi is inscribed on the iron pillar of the Masjid Quwwat-ul-Islam adjacent to the Qutub Minar.
The study of several inscriptions and coins suggests that Anangpal Tomar was the ruler of Delhi and Haryana between the 8th-12th centuries.
He got the city built on the ruins and under his supervision got the construction of AnangTal Baoli and Lal Kot.
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