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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Taj Mahal, a symbol of true love?

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love.
The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen.In 1631, Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughal empire's period of greatest prosperity, was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child, Gauhara Begum. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632.The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later.
SOME OTHER FACTS: We all know Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal for Mumtaj(Shah Jahan's wife). But the history is saying that, Mumtaz was Shah Jahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives.
The most shocking thing is Shah Jahan Killed Mumtaz's husband in a war field to marry her. Their love spot was Mina Bazaar in Agra. Another thing is Mumtaz died in her 14th delivery.
The very important thing is Taj Mahal was designed and supervised by Usdat Ahmed Lahoori...

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