Taj Mahal India (7 Wonders in the World)

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Taj Mahal India

Taj Mahal (Urdu: تاج محل, Hindi: ताज महल) is a monument located in Agra, India. Built on the desire of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the son of Jahangir, as a mausoleum for Persian wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal. Its construction took 23 years (1630-1653) and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture.

In a town called Agra, located in northern India Uttar Pradesh, stands a beautiful building. At first glance this building like a mosque. But, actually it is a tomb. His name, the Taj Mahal. For centuries, this building became inspired many people because of its beauty. Arguably, the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful architectural creations in the world.

Many people are coming in droves building situated on the banks of the Yamuna River to admire. They were amazed by the beauty of its form. They were also impressed with the touching story behind the founding of the Taj Mahal.

Did you know? Taj Mahal is a sign of the love of a prince to his beloved wife. Duh, not romantic anyway? The story, Taj Mahal was built to commemorate Arjumand Bano Begum, wife of prince. Arjumand was married to King Jahangir's third son, Prince Khurram, when aged 21 years. Spanjang marriage, his faithful wife accompany her husband on their sumptuous palace in Agra and in the tent during the war.

In 1628 Khurram became king after the bloodshed. His name was changed to Shahjahan, which means the king of the world. To his wife, Shahjahan gave the highest degrees. His wife became Mumtaz Mahal. Unfortunately, Mumtaz Mahal was not destined long to be queen.

Shahjahan around 1631 on an expedition to the south and, as usual. Mumtaz Mahal accompanied him. However, she died while giving birth to 14th child Shahjahan. When Mumtaz Mahal died, he was only 39 years.

To commemorate the departure of his wife, Shahjahan decided to set up a beautiful tomb made ​​of genuine marble. The building is founded on the edge of a river that is not covered by other buildings. The building that will continue to be remembered the world.

To build a large tomb (or more commonly referred to mausoleum of) this, it took over 17 years and mobilize 20 thousand workers. Those who work are the experts such as architects, sculptors, calligraphers, and masons from all over India, Persia, and Turkey. Taj Mahal building whose height reaches 60 meters is gold plated, silver and even diamonds. Once completed, this place is also the final resting of the king. This is the beautiful Taj Mahal and 'expensive'.

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