The Making of Taj Mahal – Unveiled

By on August 19, 2014

About Taj Mahal

 

The Taj Mahal in India is the symbol of India and Architectural Jewel or monument of a Grand Passion. It was built in the 17th century in the year 1632 by Shahajahan king of the mighty Moghul Empire. This great Warrior gave India the master piece of a kind which was never seen before. He built Taj Mahal in the memory of his beautiful queen Mumtaz Mahal. It was built during the glorious period of Indian History and it was the resting place of Queen Mumtaz in the beautiful building located in Agra.

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Latest Look of Taj Mahal

 

Taj Mahal today in India is one of the greatest attractions in the world and also it is one of the wonders amongst the 7 wonders in the World. Every year more than 3 million tourists come to see this symbol of love made by Shahajahan. This is one monument of India which makes the Indian people proud as somewhere it represents their identity. It is therefore a symbol for the whole nation. For Indians Taj Mahal is more than a architectural piece than a monument.

 

Taj mahal was built at the banks of Yamuna River. After 6 months of Queen Mumtaz’s death the construction of this beautiful architecture began. Shahajahan built a strong foundation of the stones below the water level to support Taj Mahal.

This was constructed in such a way so that it can protect the Taj Mahal from the currents of the river. Taj Mahal should always stand as a testament to the eternal power of love. In those days people working under the supervision of emperor used some remarkable tricks to build the Taj Mahal.

The dome is the crowning glory of Taj Mahal. The pillars surrounding Taj Mahal are built in such a way that during earthquakes the pillars would fall outwards leaving the dome and Taj aside. The dome of Taj Mahal is 40 meters high and 4 meters thick. It’s one of the most unique pieces of Taj admired by lot of people and engineers.

The Taj Mahal combines the very best elements of the memorials of Shahajahan’s forefathers. His great grandfather mausoleum had 4 corner ends surrounding in the central core. The 4 mighty portals are inspired by his grandfathers. And Shahajahan took the foam of the great dome from the memorial of his famous ancestral. He decided to have a Foam Dome design for his monument. Different models united in perfect harmony.

 

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Old View from Front of Taj Mahal

 

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Old View from Yamuna Side

In India no other mausoleum can come close to Taj Mahal in scale of beauty and grace. This monument is nothing less than a paradise on earth. Symbolism carved in stone and marble.

A heavenly memorial to the Queen of the World Mumtaz Mahal. In the making of Taj Mahal over 20,000 slaves were involved to work on this monument. In the process of building for every single corner and angle of Taj Mahal, people were involved in troupes. Some were expert stone cutters, artisans and craftsmen who were working in different teams and in phases.

Millions of bricks were baked on the spot for the shell of this building. As days passed, this gigantic constructions was gaining the imperial treasury. The great Moghul Shahajahan chose the color white for Taj Mahal as it represents peace and enlightenment. He wanted this monument to look heavenly. The pure white color stands for the spirituality and faith of the person.

Taj Mahal also demonstrates the link between India and Europe. In the year 1643 the work of Taj Mahal was finished and it took 12 years to build it.

 

The count of tourists visiting Agra is increasing incredibly every year. It has given a lifetime experience to the people who explored one of the wonders of the world which is impeccable –   “The Taj Mahal”. The greatest epitome of love someone has ever built for his beautiful queen.

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