Taj Mahal, Mausoleum, Agra

Taj is one of the very famous and beautiful buildings on Earth. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built Taj in memory of his third partner, Mumtaz Mahal. When Mumtaz Mahal died, she was only 39 years old. She was the emperor’s beloved partner and also Shah Jahan’s trusted companion, traveling with him throughout the Mughal Empire.

Shah Jahan at the beginning called Prince Khurram met Persian Princes’Arjumand Banu’ and fell deeply in love with her. After five decades, in 1612, they have married. In 1628, Shah Jahan became king, and he gave her name’Mumtaj Mahal’ meaning’Jewel of’ Palace’.

On the death of Mumtaz, the Emperor was so heartbroken to the point that he asked the court into mourning for just two decades. Following her death, Shah Jahan made a decision to erect the world’s most beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved. Before she passed, she had her husband promise to construct something unique in her memory.

Taj Mahal stands in the populous city of Agra, in the north-Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River. It took 22 years and the labor of 22,000 personnel to make the monument, which is also reported to be the last wish of Mumtaz Mahal.

Built as the best expression of love, Taj remained a fascination for most poets and lovers. Here are the lines, from an exceptionally lovely melody composed by Shakeel Badayuni in Hindi:

“Ek Shahanshah Ne Banavaa Ke Hasin Taj Mahal

(By creating the Taj, the Ruler has given the entire planet a token of love)

Rabindranath Tagore described Taj as “a teardrop on the cheeks of time”.

This is located in Agra, after the capital of the Mughal Empire during 16th and early 18th century, Taj is the middle of pilgrimage. Tourists from all around the world visit Agra to see Taj. It really is 125 km from the south of New Delhi, the capital of India.

The truly tragic part of the love story is based on the last years of Shah Jahan. When he was 65, his kid Aurangzeb arrested him at Red Fort in Agra and turned into the successor to the throne. While he was in prison, he somehow managed to see Taj from the grill . Surrounded by beautiful gardens and fountains Taj brings you to observe the best beauty summarized in stones. A green carpet of backyard runs from the crucial gate to the bottom of the Taj Mahal. It is founded on the Holy Kuran, a garden is symbolic of paradise.

Very interestingly, Taj noticeable change colors with changing daylight. It’s created to reflect the sky so that it is pinkish daily, milky white at night and golden by moonlight. As your day turns to night and the sun completes its moon and journey involves heal the entire world. You may even forget to breathe or blink, wondering it to be real or some illusion. Changing colors of Taj are considered to signify the changing moods of a lady. Impressed by the perfect beauty of Taj, I’d like to visit Taj over and over again.

The Taj Mahal

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