As many of you might know or not that Taj Mahal is remembered as the seventh wonder of the world. It is a monument of seventeenth century, situated in Agra city on the banks of river Yamuna in U.P. – one of the northern states of India. …
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Taj Mahal is one of the most visited places of interests in India by all tourists, especially foreigners for whom it is on top of their priority list. When you enter to see its front view - it is so ravishing that you are mesmerized. It seems as if a palace in brilliant architecture made in white marble is standing high in the sky before you. There is a story of true love behind the building of this monument. The fifth Mughal king Shah Jehan made this monument out of love for his beloved second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, to fulfil her wish on deathbed. She wanted the King to build a monument of their love to show it to the whole world. King Shah Jehan fulfiled her wish by building a miracle of white marble in the loving memory of his beloved wife. History says that the monument took 22 years to complete in 1653. That time, it cost 32 Million Rupees. The guide informs that it took twenty thousand workmen and expert craftsmen from countries like Persia, France, Iran, Italy and Turkey to build the Taj Mahal under the supervision of a Persian architect, Ustad Isa. As we are entering the main gateway, the guide informs that the length and width of the Taj Mahal complex measures 590x300m, including the main gateway called Darwaza, the equally proportioned garden measuring 300x300m, the Masjid or mosque, the Naqqar Khanna means rest house and the Rauza or the Taj Mahal mausoleum.
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In this paper, we will identify one of the famous cultural icons of Indian culture, which has a lot of significance for the people living in the whole Indian Subcontinent. Taj Mahal: A Cultural Icon The cultural icon to be analyzed in this paper is Taj Mahal, which is located in Agra.
Taj Mahal Building and How It Connects With Islamic Buildings and Monuments. The Indian and Islamic cultures are embedded in several monuments built by different kings. Muslims introduced many architectural aspect in the Indian culture. Such building types include mausoleum, which were used to accommodate remains of popular people.
Taj Mahal is a monument which has stunned the world with its exquisite elegance, beauty, magnificence and cultural architectural design .Taj Mahal is an extra-ordinary blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic architecture and this has led me to examine the monument more closely.
She was the second wife of Shah Jahan, who married her in 1612 and they became inseperable until she dies of childbirth in 1629 on a campaign with her husband in Burhanpur. The Shah became inconsolable upon her death and he thought of abdicating his throne in favour of his sons.
It is the ultimate epitome of love, since it was built in the memory of love!
The monument is located in Agra, near the capital city of New Delhi, India. The picture depicts the beautiful monument and its reflection in the river Yamuna, on the banks of which it is located.
Taj Mahal which is considered as the most sophisticated example of Mughal architecture whereas Sydney Opera House is a stupendous depiction of modern Expressionist design.
The marble dome of the tomb of Taj Mahal is the most
The Taj Mahal is one such structure, the architectural equivalent of Shakespeare’s immortal play.
The PBS website on the Taj Mahal gives a sentimental introduction to it by recounting the love between Shah Jahan, the “King of the World” and his beautiful bride,
The works are quite impressive because both the writers put forward their own styles of narration accompanied with historical details, pictorial representations and guidance on visiting the place. Koch’s book is a