The iron pillar in Qutub Minar does not have the names of the Mughals on it

Claim

Qutub Minar was built by the Mughals, look at the iron pillar of Qutub Minar, the names of the ancestors of the Mughals are written as proof, if you don’t believe then zoom in and see

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Explanation

An image of an iron pillar with some words engraved on it is shared with the claim that Qutub Minar was built by the Mughals. It is mentioned that the names of the ancestors of the Mughals engraved on the iron pillar of Qutub Minar prove that it was built by the Mughals. Some of the posts with such a claim can be seen here, here, and here.

The posts in Hindi read as “कुतुबमीनार मुगलों ने बनाया था, सबुत के तौर पर कुतुबमीनार के लोहस्तंभ पर देखो मुगलों केपूर्वजों के नाम लिखे हैं, विश्वास नहीं हो रहा तो zoom करके देख लो”.

What is the truth?

When reverse searching the viral image Alamy website is found carrying a similar image mentioning it as “Loha Stamba (iron pillar) name of Kings embossed Jawahar Burj ; Lohagarh fort ; Bharatpur ; Rajasthan ; India”.

The Flickr website is found carrying the viral image mentioning it as “Iron Pillar, Bharatpur Fort, Bharatpur, India”. It is also mentioned that it was taken on 19, October 2009.

Namaste Everyone Facebook page posted this image in 2020 with the caption “Iron Pillar from Bharatpur Fort or Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort) in Rajasthan was constructed by Jat rulers of Bharatpur. Jat kingdom reached its zenith under Maharaja Suraj Mal (1707-1763) who built numerous forts and palaces across the kingdom and Lohagarh fort is one of the strongest.”

When searching for the iron pillar in Qutub Minar, The Wire article dated 11, April 2022 is found mentioning that the inscription on the iron pillar in Delhi’s Qutub Minar complex is in Sanskrit and has the details of the military prowess and achievements of King Chandragupta II. It is also mentioned in the inscription that the pillar was erected by King Chandragupta II.

Conclusion

It is found that the photo of the iron pillar in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur Fort is falsely shared to claim that the inscription on it has the names of the Mughals proving that they built it.

It is also known that the inscription on the iron pillar in Qutub Minar’s complex mentions King Chandragupta II built it.

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