para # 2-Taj mahal

@hennars (250)
United Arab Emirates
December 26, 2006 3:37am CST
again pls check if any changes?txs Architecture: “Epitome Of Love” was finest example of Mughal architecture, a fusion of Persian, Indian and Islamic. For twenty-two years, twenty thousand workers erected it with the help of skilled architects; inlay craftsmen, calligraphers, stone-carvers and masons. The magnificent mausoleum was constructed in 1631 and completed in 1653. Few renowned craftsmen are 1) Islamic master architect was Ustad Isa or Ustad Ahmad Lahauri of Baghdad. 2) Dome maker Ismail Afrindi of Turkey designed the hemispheres. 3) Qazim Khan of Lahore casted the gold finial of the dome top. 4) Chiranji Lal of Delhi designed the mosaic. 5) Amanat Khan of Shiraz (Persia) was the master calligrapher. 6) Amir Ali of Baluchistan was the expert stonecutter 7) Mohammed Hanif was the master mason.
1 person likes this
12 responses
• India
27 Dec 06
hello people.indeed taj mahal is a magnificient monument.but very few of us know about a raging controversy about it.according a a researcher the taj mahal was a hindu temple which was forcefully converted in to resting plce of the emperor s wife.the researcher gave various points under debate such as the word mahal is hindu among several other s ..i will try and post a proper link her later.acc to the researher it originally was built by rajputs and was accquired by moghuls after the rajputs defeat.
1 person likes this
@bimmer999 (1160)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
wow thats awesome! wish i could go there sometime in the future :)
@deepakg4 (897)
• India
27 Dec 06
s. it is a sympol of love
• India
27 Dec 06
Taj Mahal according to me:The Taj Mahal (Hindi: ??? ???; Persian/Urdu: ??? ???) is a monument located in Agra, India, at 27° 10'28.67"N, 78° 2'32.05"E, constructed between 1631 and 1654 by a workforce of 22,000. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned its construction as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, who is better known as Mumtaz. The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Indian and Islamic. The Taj Mahal has achieved special note because of the romance of its inspiration. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures.
@vipul20044 (5799)
• India
26 Dec 06
Yup its perfect what you wrote buddy it covers everything in detail:)
• India
26 Dec 06
great
• India
26 Dec 06
taj mahal is amongst of the seven wonders of the world.It the best thing done by mughals on the indian soil.being an indian ,I am proud of it.
@soumodeep (945)
• India
26 Dec 06
Taj Mahal the famous structure was constructed by 20,000 skilled workers. But after the Taj Mahal was built both the hands of 20,000 skilled workers were cut off so that they couldn't make another one.
@plasma (675)
• India
26 Dec 06
Hi, Thanks for those interesting facts. it's one of the greatest standing monument of love and a reminiscent of the prowess, architectural sense and endeavor of the mughals. I have been there and believe me it feels very peaceful inside.
• India
26 Dec 06
wow thats wonderful means the king sahjahan has got most finest men to work for it and i have heard that king has cutted thier hands.
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
26 Dec 06
you got pretty good enough details about it buddy...
@faisal86 (471)
• Pakistan
26 Dec 06
in my opinion, the best definition of Taj Mahal is "Taj Mahal is a love story of white marble"