Friday, April 15, 2011

Taj Mahal has become UNESCO World Heritage Site as flashed on the f.b. on April 14,2011.

Bishwa Nath Singh

Taj Mahal of Agra of India is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles.In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures.It is one of the eight wonder of the world enjoying the top most position and status.


(Photo of Taj Mahal)

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Bishwa Nath Singh:
Taj Mahal is widely regarded as one of the eighth wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals,the Muslim r...ulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river.Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan who had died in 1666 A.D. in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra in India. It is an "elegy in marble" or some say an expression of a "dream." Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu. Taj Mahal was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers. It was completed in 1648 A.D. at a cost of thirty two Million Rupees. The construction documents show that its master architect was Ustad ‘Isa, the renowned Islamic architect of his time. The documents contain names of those employed and the inventory of construction materials and their origin. Expert craftsmen from Delhi, Qannauj, Lahore, and Multan were employed. In addition, many renowned Muslim craftsmen from Baghdad, Shiraz and Bukhara Let us enjoy its eternal beauty!
April 14,2011

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