"Taj Mahal" Agra by Ab.Aryaee

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Taj Mahal:Its love,love,love

Here the depth of love, "Shah Jan" to the"Mumtajmahal (his Iranian wife) " can be felt.


Taj aptly called a 'dream in marble' is situated on the right banks of the Yamuna river. It is towards the south of the city and is at a distance of about three kms. The taj mahal, the most beautiful building of the world, is made of white marble, in the loving memory of the then empress of India- named Arjumand Bano Begum. She was the grand daughter of Mirza Giyas Beg -who was later known as Itmad-ud-Daula and who was father of Noor Jahan, the wife of prince Salim or Jahangir. The name of her father was Hhwaja Abul Hasan entiled as Yamin-ud-Daula. ?Asaf Khan, who was real brother of Noor Jahan and was the prime minister of Jahangir's court. She was Persian by blood and was born on 6th april 1593 A.D. (14 Rajab 1001). She was very beautiful- like Noor Jahan, from her early childhood, and was liked by Noor Jahan very much. Her father arranged for her education in a royal manner and she developed in her all the qualities and merits of a royal family. When she became young, she attracted prince Khurram and both of them started loving each other.
Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal were inseparable lovers and it is clear from the incident that when shah jahan had to go to suppress a rebellion of Khan-e-Jahan Lodi at Burhanpur in the Deccan, then Mumtaz was also at the side of Shah Jahan in Burhanpur in that compaign. At the same time she gave birth to their fourteenth child, Gauhar Ara Begum, and fell seriously ill, it is said that at the time of her death, Mumtaz Mahal expressed her last wish to the Royal Emperor Shah Jahan that he will build a beautiful and uncomparable monument over her grave as a token of their worldly inseparable love.
After the death of Mumtaz Mahal- 'The lady of the Taj' , Shah Jahan could not bear this great loss of his dear wife and his health began to decline. For complete two years, he abstained himself from all kinds of pleasures and function. On each Friday, Shah Jahan used to go her grave on foot in white dress, to read 'Fatiha', accompanied by his courtiers and nobles.


"Mohabbt The Taj "is bassed on the love story of "SHAH JAN" and "MUMTAJ MAHAL".

The Taj is a perfect fusion of Indian and Persian architecture. It is worth mentioning here that Ustad Isa and his pupil Ustad Ahmad Paras were of Persian origin but both of them were Indian at the same time as they were converted to Islam. Thus it may be said that the exterior of the Taj is Persian yet the soul in it is, Indian. It is established act that the designers and architects of the Taj were knowing Hindu Shilpa-Shastra.
It is a historical well-known fact, that the Mughal Emperors were under Hindu influence as had extablished matrimonial relations with the Hindus. The mothers of Jahangir-Jodhabai and that of Shah Jahan- was the daughter of Raja Udai Singh of Marwar. Thus the imperial mothers had a full influence upon their children- the future emperors of Indian. Taj Mahal, with its four corner minarets and the main building in the middle, is of the ?Panch-Prasada? type, and is purely Indian.
?For every hour of the day for every atmospheric condition the Taj has its own colour values, from the soft dreaminess at dawn, and the dazzling whiteness at midday to its cold splendor in the moonlight, when the dome, thin of substance as the air, hangs, among the stars like a great pearl. Yet none of these effects can equal those few fleeting moments when, softly illuminated by the brief Indian after glow, it assumes the enchanting tint of some pale and lively rose.?


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  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Taj Mahal looks beautiful. India is a country I would like to visit. Enjoy 2011.

  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    Welcome to VT. I am looking forward to seeing more photos and information on your pages. Please keep me informed when you have added more tips and pics.

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