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We have all heard in our school all about Taj Mahal related matters (Read this article to revise), such as, who and to whom it had been built. Being among those monuments on the planet, it remains among love’s testimonies. However, are you aware that there are a few facts concerning Taj Mahal which are diminished shared or unheard? The foundation of the Taj Mahal is a whole lot more fascinating than that which we were reading and have all already been hearing for ages. I couldn’t stop myself by discussing the truth that is many unknown and interesting I have encountered several days past with you. Researching that truth will provide you plenty of reasons to organize your visit to Taj Mahal off! Without causing you to wait patiently, let us get going.

Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays for prayers as it’s a busy working mosque in its premises. Thus, don’t plan your visit to Taj Mahal on Friday.

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It had been a period of 1632-1653 when Taj Mahal was made. Shah Jahan spent almost 32 million rupees on the construction of what we today recognize as the epitome of love. Wondering exactly what the worth of money is at the moment? Well, now the total amount could be near $ 1billion.

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Approximately 27 types of valuable and semi-precious stones, assembled from Tibet, China, Sri Lanka and some parts of India were used for adorning the Taj.

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It is said that over 1,000 elephants were used for transporting the construction material and the material used to build Taj Mahal were from all over India and Asia.

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If detected, all four minarets are outwards are tipped instead of standing straight. The main reason it was assembled in a way was supposed to safeguard the significant grave (gumbad) from getting damaged with all the decreasing of minarets onto it just in the event there is any natural calamity as an earthquake.

minarets

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The narrative of arms of people being cut off to be particular no such monument has been built again is just a hoax, as exactly the identical person – Ustad Ahmad Lahauri (a Persian by Iran) who had been the manager of this architect group, laid the base of Red Fort too.

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If it was not to the Yamuna Bank, the base of The Taj Mahal could have dropped. Yes, That means that you may picturise well, which the timber needs to have diminished over the time scale; however, it is due to this Yamuna River that the wood is retained moist and active till date.

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The Taj Mahal truly unfolds and represents the early Mughal design architecture, the combination of Islamic, Indian, and Persian design ideas.

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The calligraphy done over the walls of Taj Mahal and also on the Tomb of Queen Mumtaz Mahal and Emperor Shah Jahan are mostly taken from the holy book- Quran Sharif.

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The masonry rocks were bought from different states and various regions. Out where the translucent white marble has been purchased from Makrana, a renowned Spot for marbles from Rajasthan, Jade & Crystal was imported from China, the Jasper from Punjab, Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, Turquoise from Tibet and Carnelia out of Arabia.

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By the end of the 19th Century, the British Empire took the control over India, and they changed the lawn according to their desire, which resembled the London’s yards. Historical reports of the Taj Mahal’s authentic garden incorporates abundant daffodils, roses, and fruit trees.

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Were you aware Agra wasn’t assumed to become the site for Taj Mahal? Yes, you read it correctly. Formerly, Taj Mahal was to be constructed at Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh) at which Mumtaz expired throughout the childbirth. But Burhanpur couldn’t provide white marble, so the last decision has been taken to build The Taj Mahal in Agra now a popular tourist destination in India..

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The tomb contains 99 different names of Allah as calligraphy.

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Other wives and favorite servants of Shah Jahan are buried in the mausoleums (in the same complex but outside the Taj Mahal).

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Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz were buried in a plain grave under the internal chamber of Taj Mahal, the reason behind this, As per the Islamic tradition, graves can’t assumed to be renovated.

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To visit the iconic sight of this stunning building, sometimes there are over 50-60 thousand visitors on one single day and has over 4-8 million annual visitors. This figure makes it one of the most visited monuments in India.

Tourists at Taj mahal

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The Taj would appear to be pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden in the moonlight it depends on the light and time. If you have ever visited the Taj Mahal, then you might have noticed it. If not, try next time.

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With over 100 million votes the UNESCO World Heritage listed the Taj as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ in the year 2007.

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over 20,000 labourers were employed to contribute in the massive project and took 22 years to build the Taj Mahal (from the year 1631-53).
Although work did not complete thoroughly as small finishing continued even after that.

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The Taj mahal was covered with a huge scaffold by the ASI (Archeological Survey of India) during World War-II and Later once again during the Indo-Pak War in 1971.

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Taj Mahal can be seen from the Jasmine Tower of Agra Fort, also known as Musamman Burj (where Shah Jahan was jailed by his son, Aurangzeb).

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