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Taj Mahal Interesting Facts

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About The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, only one of its kind across the world is a delicate poetry of magnificence whose treasures are still unrivalled. The majestic tomb symbolizes a monumental labor of love, devotion and passion of a great Emperor for his beloved queen. The Taj Mahal crowned in Agra on the banks of river Yamuna in northern part of India is known as the 7th wonder of the world.

Architectural Taj Mahal Facts
Taj Mahal Facts are Interesting Facts About The Taj Mahal itself is. The Mughal Emperor Shahjahan constructed the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. After the death of the queen, the Emperor decided to erect this sumptuous structure to immortalize his love for Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is regarded as the best specimen of Saracenian architecture with its unsullied design and exquisite. A 17th century manuscript called the Diwan-i-Muhandis, recovered in the 1930s, foretells that Ustad Ahmad from Lahore, a Persian engineer-astrologer was the designer of the glorious Taj Mahal. The work started in 1631and it took 22 years in completing this masterpiece engaging about 20,000 people. The architectural design uses the interlocking brocade concept, in which each element stands on its own and perfectly integrates with the main structure. It uses the principles of self-replicating geometry and uniformity of architectural setting.

Facts About Taj Mahal - The Complex
The Taj Mahal is a fabulous combination of tomb, mosque, gardens, gateways and fountains The mausoleum is raised on a platform, the central inner dome is 24.5 m high and 17.7 m in diameter, but is surmounted by an outer shell nearly 61 m in height. There are four corner minarets, each 41 meters high. While the mausoleum is made of gleaming white marble, the pair of buildings flanking the tomb to the west and to the east is made of red sandstone. While the western building is a mosque, the other is the guesthouse cum museum. The water causeway and fountains join the gateway and the tomb to complete the symmetry of the scene.
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Taj Mahal Facts - Craftsmanship
The main features in creation of this splendid composition is the Mughal craftsmanship, that includes excerpt from the Q'uran and geometrical designs. The marble and precious stone inlays are fit together with such proficiency as to make it impossible for one to detect a joint. The chirography of the excerpt from the Q'uran are framed in 'trompe l'oeil' style to create an aesthetic fantasy, all letters appears to be of same size from the ground which adds a unique feature to this impressive prodigy of marble. Specific design credit is uncertain, and is given by different sources to Istad Usa, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, Isa Muhammad Effendi, or Geronimo Veroneo.

Taj Mahal at Glance
The marble used for building this monument of love was delved from Rajasthan. Precious stones like Nephrite jade, amber were brought from Central Asia and Burma.
To enter the mausoleum, one had to put a cloth around his feet like for any temple in India. The facility can be availed by paying small fee just before the stairs leading to the tomb. Inside the complex it is dark, on closer look one can see all the fine marble carvings decorated with many precious and semiprecious stones like sapphire, topaz, coral, garnets. The interior decorations are made of transparent marble. In the middle of the room inside the Taj Mahal, a cover of designed marble encircle the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan, also fabricated solely in marble, with calligraphy and other inlay work.

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