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05 Dec

The Taj Mahal
Built in 1632, nothing in this universe is quite like the Taj.
Located at Agra in India, it is one of the most magnificent monuments the world has ever seen. For every romantic in the world it is an inspiration.

The Taj takes you back in time when the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan’s wife Noor Jehan (also known as Mumtaz Mahal) died leaving Shah Jehan deeply grieving. His undying love for his wife translated into the creation of the taj Mahal where thousands of artisans and craftsmen were employed to build this great mausoleum. Such was his love that he would watch the Taj from his death bed at the fort.

The Taj Mahal, it’s romantic folklore, legends and timeless beauty is one of the finest examples of Moghul architecture and culture.

Noor Jehan means ‘Light of the world’

Emperor Shah Jahan himself described the Taj in these words:
Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator’s glory.

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Posted by on December 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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