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 Taj Mahal


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 The gardens of the Taj Mahal, located in Agra, are an example of 17th-century Islamic architecture. The use of symmetry and pattern is evident in the relationship between sun and shade, plants and water, and light and dark. The effect is that of a Persian rug leading to the entrance of the famous mausoleum.
 

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Location of Taj Mahal: Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Famous As: 7th Wonder of the world
Taj Mahal Was Built By: Mughal Emperor Shahjahan
Built In The Memory Of: Mumtaz Mahal

Lovers die, but love shall not and death shall have no dominion…

Introduction

In the year 1607 when a prince of the royal Mughal household strolled down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, he caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. Five years and a wife later (in those days princes did not marry for love alone) the regal 20-yr-old went to wed his 19-yr-old bride. It was a fairytale union from the start, one that withstood court intrigues, battles for succession and finally, the grand coronation. And when she died on the 19th year of their marriage, he etched her story in stone. The Taj Mahal is the living symbol of the monumental passion of Shah Jahan and Arjumand Banu. Which other love story has so grand a memorial?
 

 More About Taj Mahal: Home : Introduction : Taj Mahal of India : History of Taj Mahal : About Agra : A Tribute of   Beauty : Taj Mahal Gallery