Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is known as an example of Indian Muslim architecture. In addition, the Taj Mahal is remembered as a symbol of eternal love Emperor Shan Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is a symbol of love and hasarat. Mogul emperor built the Taj Mahal was the fifth between the years 1631-1648 to commemorate, Arjuman Bano Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal. Initially, Shan Jahan mosque just mention it only as a tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, but eventually develop into the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal when translated means''crown''Palace, an extension of the name Mumtaz Mahal, who came from Persia.
Mumtaz Mahal died at the age of 39 years, when it gave birth to the 14th in the year 1631. The Consort's death this makes the King so afflicted. Before he died, told Mumtaz's tomb''to be made that the world had never witnessed before to remember''. Be Jahan then mobilize 20 thousand workers to fulfill his wife's message.

Building materials were brought from all over India and Central Asia using the 1000 elephant. And the main dome stands 57 meters tall.

28 beautiful stones from various parts of Asia are used. Like the red sandstone of Fatehpur Sikri, jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China, turquoise from Tibet, lapis lazuli and sapphires from Sri Lanka, coal and stone kornelian from Arabic, and diamonds from Panna. The floor was made of marble which glow from Makrana, Rajasthan.


Unlike other Mughal tombs, the Taj Mahal gardens are in front of the tomb. Background of the Taj Mahal is the sky, so the Taj Mahal looks so sparkling with color. The composition of shapes and lines were perfectly symmetrical


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