An architectural beauty that has never been surpassed – Taj Mahal, as some Western Historians would note about. A monument of white marble mausoleum in Agra, India was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute of love for his third wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Constructed around the year 1632, this man-made tomb is a mighty fine example of Mughal architecture, a custom consolidation of elements from Indian, Persian, Islamic and Turkish architecture.
For many, this marvelous tomb is a far best specimen of Muslim Art in India as it is tangled with a gentle beauty of 17th century love of a lifetime testament.
The flabbergast artistry of this magnificent monument is a sight that creates sorrowing sighs, makes the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes. Complimentary, but true this mausoleum is a railing of white marble structure that echoes the serenity of love, with an arched shape doorway topped by a dome and finial. You just couldn’t keep yourself from wanting to caress the passionate work of art, and remember that you have lived the days in your life that you have touched the Taj.
The harmonious neat of path will carry you into the surroundings, an elaborate carefully manicured garden which contains four reflecting pool divided at the center, there is the mandatory mosque, the Musafir Khana – a guesthouse wherein tourist of Taj Mahal can rest for a while. The two cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and of Shah Jahan are screened of ethereal wrought of marble into lattice, and everywhere, on the walls, are fine deposits of semi-precious stones, beautiful arabesques and elegant calligraphy are woven into subtle colours.
Taj Mahal was built out of pure love, and because of that love tomes have been written about this monument – “not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but a proud passion of an emperor’s love wrought in living stone” English poet Sir Edwin Arnold. British painter, Hodges described it “it appears like a perfect pearl on an azure ground. The effect is such I have never experienced from any work of art.” Some of the best people awed in experience were left speechless.
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