Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Taj Mahal is a monument of love as envisaged and flashed by me on the f.b. on Feb.5,2011.

Remove PostBishwa Nath Singh

Taj Mahal stands on the bank of River Yamuna, was built by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 1631 in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, a Muslim Persian princess. She died while accompanying her husband in Burhanpur in a campaign to crush a rebellion after giving birth to their 14th child. The death so crushed the emperor that all his hair and beard were said to have grown snow white in a few months.


(Photo of Taj Mahal of Agra in India)


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Bishwa Nath Singh :
When Mumtaz Mahal was still alive, she extracted four promises from the emperor: first, that he build the Taj; second, that he should marry again; third, that he be kind to their children; and fourth, that he visit the tomb on her death ann...iversary. He kept the first and second promises. Construction began in 1631 and was completed in 22 years. Twenty thousand people were deployed to work on it. The material was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. It was designed by the Iranian architect Ustad Isa and it is best appreciated when the architecture and its adornments are linked to the passion that inspired it. It is a "symbol of eternal love". As a tribute to a beautiful woman and as a monument for enduring love, the Taj reveals its subtleties when one visits it without being in a hurry. The rectangular base of Taj is in itself symbolic of the different sides from which to view a beautiful woman. The main gate is like a veil to a woman’s face which should be lifted delicately, gently and without haste on the wedding night. In Indian tradition the veil is lifted gently to reveal the beauty of the bride. As one stands inside the main gate of Taj, his eyes are directed to an arch which frames the Taj. It is a living monument of love that existed in between Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his second wife Mumtaz Mahal over three hundred seventy five years.It is also another example of love that exist in between husband and wife.

.Eas Pethaperumaal :

.Roselena Dls Abbadie :
wow i wish i can be here




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