Do you know the history of TajMahal ?

September 11, 2009 9:19pm CST
History of Taj Mahal For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians to try and capture its elusive magic in word, colour and song. It is one of the most flawless architectural creations of the world. Since the 17th century, travellers have crossed continents to come and see this ultimate memorial to love, and few have been unmoved by its incomparable beauty. Taj Mahal stands in the city of Agra, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the Yamuna River. It was built in the memolry of the beautiful Arjumand ABano Begum , who won the heart of a Mughal prince. She was married at 21 to Emperor Jahangir's third son Prince Khurram and stayed loyally by his side through good times and bad: in the luxurious royal places of Agra as well as the transient tents of war camps. In AD 1628, khurram became king after a bloody battle of succession: he took the name Shahjahan or "King of the World" and showered his beloved begum with the highest titles. She became Mumtaz Mahal, the exalted of the place and Mumtaz-ul-Zamani, the exalted of the Age. But Mumtaz Mahal was not destined to be queen for long.
3 responses
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
20 Aug 10
Its the one of the wonders, the great taj mahal, its symbol of love that reflects the love of the country!
@raj_ka (431)
• India
12 Sep 09
Yes Taj Mahal is masterpiece and is one in seven wonders. But due to pollution the masterpiece lost its charm now and need maintainance now.
@shav9292 (928)
• India
12 Sep 09
yes you are right my one of a kind indeed.a world wonder. but one has to remember that all the workers hands were chopped off because of this token of love. thousands became handicapped,what about their families.who is to say that only shahjahan is fit to love.don't you think the workers loved their families and vice versa. even though i have respect for the beauty of taj mahal.i still try to forget the offense!!!have a nice day :)