Amazing facts about the “Taj Mahal”, the symbol of love!


Taj Mahal, considered the honor of India because it is one and the only creativity gathered in India to be counted among the Seven Wonders of the World. In this whole world, I don’t think anyone has left without being aware of the beauty and history behind this unique building. This is considered the symbol of love. A solid sculpture, a beautiful sculpture made on white marble and attractive gardens have attracted the attention of visitors from all over the world. It is one of the most loving and visited historical places in India. You are all aware of Shajahan’s love for his wife Mumtaz, but in this article we take a look at some unfamiliar facts as we talk about the ‘Taj Mahal’.

1.) It was built for Shajahan’s beloved wife, Mumtaz – Shajahan had many wives and Queen Mumtaz is one of them, but he loved her the most. Mumtaz’s real name was Arjumand Banu.

2.) Mumtaz is dead – Mumtaz died very young after a few years of her marriage. She died giving birth to her 14 children. Of her and Shajahan and Mumtaz’s 14 children, only seven survived to a young age.

3.) Aurangzeb becomes ruler of the Mughal Empire – Aurangzeb was Mumtaz’s third child and he became the ruler of the Mughal Empire.

4.) About the architecture of the Taj Mahal- The architecture of the Taj Mahal is a combination of Islamic, Persian and Indian styles. The Calligrapher left a very humble signature which can be translated as “Written by the insignificant being, Amanat Khan Shirazi”. The calligraphic inscriptions in Arabic are texts from the Koran, the most important inscription is “O soul, you are at rest. Return to the Lord in peace with him, and he in peace with you »

5.) Cost of the Taj Mahal – The Mughal Emperor is said to have spent around 32 million rupees to build the Taj Mahal. If you calculate this sum with today’s value, it would be close to $ 1 billion.

The Taj Mahal was believed to be built in Burhanpur, where Shah Jahan’s beloved wife Mumtaz died. But when planning the construction, it was not possible to provide enough white marble in Burhanpur, so it was decided to build the Taj Mahal in Agra, where it still stands majestically. The tomb is not perfectly symmetrical and the crypt is not decorated.

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