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.


  • 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.


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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