The Splendor of Taj Mahal

It was in the year 1628 that Shah Jahan became the Emperor and entrusted Arjumand Banu with the royal seal. He also bestowed her with the title of Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the “Jewel of the Palace”. Though Shah Jahan had other wives also, but, Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite and accompanied him everywhere, even on military campaigns. In the year 1631, when Mumtaz Mahal was giving birth to their 14th child, she died due to some complications. While Mumtaz was on her deathbed, Shah Jahan promised her that he would never remarry and will build the richest mausoleum over her grave.

Taj Mahal

It is said that Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after her death that he ordered the court into mourning for two years. Sometime after her death, Shah Jahan undertook the task of erecting the world’s most beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved. It took 22 years and the labor of 22,000 workers to construct the monument. When Shah Jahan died in 1666, his body was placed in a tomb next to the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. This magnificent monument came to be known as “Taj Mahal” and now counts amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. This is the true story of the Taj Mahal of India, which has enthralled many people with its bewitching beauty.

The Taj Mahal, built in the 15th century shows just how much can be achieved by strong emotion. The lines and proportionality of the buildings (including Masjid and living quarters) have a high degree of exactness and it is astonishing how striking the actual Taj Mahal is when you stand there. We have tried to communicate to you the various emotions behind the Epic Beauty – Taj Mahal.

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3 Responses

  1. Priyanka says:

    Lovely Post. keep sharing better and inspire for all

  2. Rose says:

    woow very good history the great memory of love Taj explore in this blog. very nice impressive article. keep updating. thanks

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