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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


One of the seven Wonder of the World, A world heritage site, the ultimate masterpiece Taj Mahal, the pride of India. This white marble monument is the crowning jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture and depicts splendid creativity of Mughal artisans. The architectural elegance of Indo-Islamic design and Persian arts is a rare fusion of manmade creations. The greatest structural miracle is one of the highest accomplishments of humanity and epitome of love on earth till date. The white tomb of undying love is a mesmeric sensation to witness

The Taj Mahal is an immense mausoleum of white marble, built by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife after her demise as promised. It took 22 years to build richest monument of 32 crores with the labor of 20,000 workers. Taj Mahal meaning Crown Palace is one of the most well preserved and architecturally beautiful tombs in the world, the ultimate masterpiece.

It has attracted sight of many poets, be it Indian or international poets. The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore called it a teardrop on the cheek of eternity, while the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, said it was Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones. It is a celebration of woman built in marble and that is the way to appreciate it. It’s been even believed that ever changing view of Taj due to different time of a day reflects different moods of a woman.

The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. With the basic Persian elements, this large white marble structure stands on a square base and consists of a symmetrical building with an arch-shaped doorway or Iwan topped by a large dome and finial. The main finial was originally made of gold and showcases the pure amalgamation of traditional Persian and Hindu decorative elements. The finial is topped by a moon which is a typical Islamic motif but it’s placement on the main spire, the horns of the moon and the finial point combine to create a trident shape, reminiscent of traditional Hindu symbols of lord Shiva. Surrounded by traditional element of Mosque that is Minarets 130 feet tall. Another striking feature of Taj is the Jasper or black marble Calligraphy done by Amanat Khan who used passages from Quran (religious book of Muslims) referring to theme of Judgment. The grounds of the complex include several beautiful buildings, reflecting pools, and extensive ornamental gardens with flowering trees and bushes, and a small gift shop.

The sparkling waters of extensive ornamental pool reflect the hazy shadow of the Taj Mahal that has mesmerizing effect on its visitors. Built in red sandstone on the sides of the platform and enshrining the mausoleum are two structures: a mosque to the west and a guest house to the east.

Each and every corner reflects the radiance and exquisiteness of the Empress. The Taj Mahal is India’s tribute to the grace of womanhood and thus can be interpreted as a celebrated and intense symbol of love. It is an exceptional saga of love that is being cherished by love birds forever. The captivating Taj Mahal is an excursion of enjoyment, happiness and budding love.

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