Vote for Taj Mahal

@rk19bh (508)
India
December 14, 2006 5:55am CST
The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07. Please vote for Taj Mahal to include in the new 7 wonders. For casting your vote go to the site below: www.new7wonders.com
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13 responses
@utsadetti (4589)
• United States
14 Dec 06
vote for taj mahal? i don't think so.
• India
25 Dec 06
Y dont u think so!from all the contestants for this,Taj Mahal is the only wonder that has history of Love behind it rest all are made for commercial or other damn purposes!
@shana123 (2096)
• India
16 Feb 07
lovely....it is one of the most attractive and peaceful place of INDIA'S ... i will give my vote to it definitely... thanks for this info...
• India
26 Dec 06
will do
@kavita23 (2996)
• India
26 Dec 06
yes, The Taj is the heart of india.
@safiuddin (166)
• India
26 Dec 06
yeah thts true. it deserves to be voted as the best. i have already voted 4 it. shud get 10/10
@sreedhar (576)
• India
26 Dec 06
thanks for remindind this to all. I have already voted. I have specially voted just for the sake of including taj mahal in the list. We all should try in this way to get taj into the list for sure.
@bck_1409 (662)
• India
26 Dec 06
I think it should be included much before, it's better late than never
@prasad1961 (5602)
• India
26 Dec 06
Taj Mahal - The architect of the Taj Mahal aimed at giving maximum strength and stability to the tomb and worked out the minute details with utmost precision : the weight of the entire structure is uniformly distributed, extraordinarily massive piers and vaults were constructed to support this heavy load., the very best quality of bonding material helped combat the disrupted tensile stress etc. However, in
spite of all these precautions and care, dangerous cracks and leakages developed in the substructure just four years after its completion. Aurangzeb in his letter to Shah Jehan in 1652 mentions these cracks. Some defects were discovered about the same time in the dome. Though thorough repairs
were undertaken, the nature of the cracks was not discovered. The cracks were again noticed to have developed to dangerous proportions in 1810. As a result an Advisory Committee on the restoration and conservation of the monument was set up and a survey with reference to the damage was undertaken.
The legend has it, that Shah Jehan decided to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river Yamuna and to connect the two by a bridge. This structure was intended to be his own tomb. It has been recorded by Tavernier: "Shah Jehan began to build his own tomb on the other side of the river but the war with his sons interrupted his plan and Aurangzeb who reigns at present is not disposed to complete it". Later gazetteers and guide books mention this story almost invariably. The irregular position of the cenotaph of Shah Jehan as compared to that of Mumtaz Mahal which occupies the exact centre of the hall is enough proof into itself.. The Mehtab Burj and the wall adjoining it opposite the Taj Mahal are generally said to be the grim remains of the proposed plan.
• India
22 Dec 06
yup sure! the taj mahal indeed deserves to be among the best monuments in the world! i have seen it in the moon light and nothing is quite as heavenly as that sight!!
@yogi85 (108)
• India
20 Dec 06
Taj mahal - Taj mahal
Ya really appretiative of you to start this. TAJ MAHAL deserve its place in the 7 wonders of the world. I am saying this not because i have heard so much about it,no, its because i have been to it and i would tell you its an amazing place almost larger than life.Its so very different to look it in photos and then to look it in real life.A must visit for anyone.
@santaram (1422)
• India
15 Dec 06
i will vote at one
@milott (2647)
• India
14 Dec 06
This is a great way to express your love on your country's heritage. I wish all of them visit this site and vote for their favourite seven wonders, i just visited that site and voted the the Taj Mahal, which i plan to visit sooner, as that was one of my wish long back. I would soon visit it before it disintegrates due to the pollution caused around it by vehicles and the yamuna river pollution.
• India
14 Dec 06
ya...nice initiation. We all should join hands to vote tajmahal as one of the 7 wonders.