There is a Paradise garden in the Taj Mahal. It is a very big monument. It is spread across acres of land. On delhi to taj mahal tour packages in front of the monument of the Taj Mahal, the foreground which provides a wonderful view of the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan had a great idea of establishment of Paradise Garden in front of the monument. He built it with perfect measurements.
Paradise Garden or Charbagh
The reason why the garden in front of the Taj Mahal is called as the Paradise Garden is because it is built it in the style of Charbagh. Charbagh is the design originated in Persia. It is an Islamic quadrilateral Garden layout. It has four Gardens. These four Gardens are divided by walkways. The Gardens can be divided by waterways also. The water must be flowing. This kind of Garden is present in paradise, as per the holy book of Islam, the Quran. The design of Charbagh is present in most of the Gardens, which are situated in Western Asia and South Asia, which includes Iran and India. The belief is that if we are going to make the garden in the Persian style of Charbagh, there is a possibility of creation of the atmosphere of Paradise around the garden. Therefore the garden in front of the monument of the Taj Mahal is also constructed in the style of Charbagh. Many people called the Taj Mahal a tomb, but in actuality the Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are located in the basement. The Taj Mahal is a mosque. It is closed on every Friday because some religious ceremony takes place over there in the afternoons.
The Characteristics of the Paradise Garden
The major characteristic of the Paradise Garden is the presence of four flowing waterways or walkways to divide the garden into 4 parts. The Other characteristic features are an abundant number of trees. With the help of the trees, there will be more quantity of oxygen in the surrounding areas. This will definitely make the atmosphere more positive. Apart from trees there must be planted with flowers. This is the reason behind the presence of flowing water in the walkways. Those walkways are called as canals. The 4 canals are symbolized as the canals of water, milk, wine and honey. This is so nice that all the major drinks are believed to be present in the Charbagh. All these kinds of four drinks have their importance religiously, astrologically and scientifically. This is the reason the four waterways represent these particular drinks only.
The Point of Intersection
The point of intersection of all these four waterways is highly important. It symbolizes the presence of the tomb. As far as the Taj Mahal is concerned, the Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are situated in the basement, but if we talk about the tombs of Akbar, Humayun, and Jahangir, have followed the pattern of Charbagh.
Shah Jahan did not follow the complete design of Charbagh but I definitely tried his best to build the mosque in the manner that it can give peace to the soul of Mumtaz Mahal. He has fulfilled all the measures of making the Taj Mahal the perfect mosque. If you visit the Taj Mahal on a trip to agra by train from delhi, you will experience the perfection of building the mosque. You will find everything completely and absolutely perfect. Whether you talk about the luxury, the geometric patterns, the use of precious and semi precious stones, the perfection of measurements in the geometric patterns, etc; everything is superb.