Everyone does not recognize the Taj Mahal as one of the world’s seven wonders. The white marble mausoleum built by a magnificent marble structure, and like no other art construction, purification, symbol of love and pain. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the Taj Mahal, “a tear drop on the cheek of time.” Taj Mahal, Agra, India called the building, several stories revolve around her. We crown you look at some of the interesting facts about the castle.
1. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal, which was built in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal precious place. Mumtaz Mahal was born on the fourteenth child of the emperor, and he died in the process. Shah Jahan in 1631. The symptoms, which Empress considered an integral part of his life, that his death was broken, and within just a few months, his hair and beard white snow grew, it was such a terrible impact upon death.
2. Time and amount
The construction of the Taj Mahal was begun in 1632, a year after the death of Empress Mumtaz. The construction was completed in the year 1653, which means that it took approximately 22 years to complete this astounding piece of architecture. At that time, the estimated construction cost was a whopping sum of Rs. 32 million, which, when considered in terms of today’s value of money, would be something way above $1 billion.
3. Construction and employees
Ahmed was the architect behind the magic Lahauri. He put the crown construction, more than 20,000 people, including workers, stonecutters, painters, embroidery artists, calligraphers, and many others. But, rocks and how objects move is bound to build the shrine? Well, elephants were employed to work, and the amazing, fabulous creatures employed more than 1,000.
4. Materials Used
The building is bounded by red rock walls on three sides. It is built entirely of white marble. Emperor Rajasthan, the best quality of stones brought from Afghanistan, Tibet and China. But it probably was not enough for the emperor. It has more than 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones, including lapis lazuli mentioned it is believed, were of inlaid marble. Now we know where all the money went.
Taj Mahal dedication and tribute to Mumtaz Mahal, it’s all internal and external, also identifies and praise Mumtaz Mahal is the calligraphy of the tomb, among other patterns and the inscriptions, calligraphy over. Another interesting fact is that there are 99 names of God found on the sides of the grave as calligraphic inscriptions. After all, was the home of prominent fantasy paradise, and the Taj Mahal had a vision of life.
6. The Perfection that Taj Mahal Is
Taj Mahal is one of the symmetrical structure of the world. The four sides are exactly the same, while the principles of self-replicating geometry and symmetry in architecture and construction of such a mirrored image on either side. But, boy graves are unequal in size within two graves, to a woman. Four towers wisely so that he fell, he was said infrastructure will fall out, and, outside of fairly chair.
7. Changing Moods of the Taj Mahal
Did you know that the Taj Mahal dose different colours at different times of the day? The white marble and the reflective tiles help the Taj change colours. In the early morning, it assumes a shy pinkish hue, which turns to a glowing white as the day rolls on, and turns a burnished golden at night in the moonlight. The Taj Mahal is a particular attraction when on full moon nights. The changing colours are said to be analogous to the moods of a woman – Mumtaz Mahal, to be specific.
8. Attack on the Taj Mahal
1857 rebellion took a toll on the crown was partially damaged. Soldiers also had chiselled out of stone lapis lazuli, and the garden was damaged. In the late 19th century, Lord Curzon, former Viceroy of British India in the garden, which was completed 1908. We see that was added to restore the lost elements of Charbagh today and the landscape through a comprehensive project ordered the renovation. He hangs at the Taj Mahal in a chandelier, a gift.
One of the common myths about the Taj Mahal is that Emperor Shah Jahan had the thumbs of the workers chopped off, to prevent them from constructing a replica of his masterpiece. However, this is not true. Another popular myth suggests he wanted to build a black Taj Mahal, but was unable to execute his plan after being deposed. The idea probably generates from European traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier’s fanciful writings, but has no evidence to support its validity.
10. Taj Mahal was a Shiv Temple?
Taj Mahal architecture, was built with a mixture of Indian and Persian, and Islamic styles, and Mughal-era architectural achievements considered magnum opus. However, he was an Indian writer, in P. N. Oak, to claim the Taj Mahal was actually a Shiva temple and a Rajput palace, the Tejo Mahalaya, a Hindu king Parmar Dev build, and occupied by Shah Jahan went on. A declaration on their application in 2000, and the site excavated for evidence, was rejected by the High Court.
Today, the Taj Mahal, gardens, guest houses and is surrounded by 17 hectares of land on the premises of a mosque within the walls, as milky marble facing environmental battles to hold on to his glory. It slowly is especially due to acid rain, yellow change. Yamuna, through which Shah Jahan Taj Mahal was once approached a boat and set his eyes on his dream for the first shrine, now dry. But the emperor Shah Jahan, a story within a love symbol in the Taj, which stands as, Echo wall that for all eternity, with his beloved Mumtaz Mahal lies in peace.