"Taj Mahal" is a one of the Seven Wonders of the World and also known as the symbol of love. It was built by the Mughal emperor "Shah Jahan" in memory of his loving wife "Mumtaz Mahal" in the 17th Century.
Following are mysterious facts about Indian architecture the "Taj Mahal" that might surprise you.
There are 99 names of Allah written on the interior and exterior of "Taj Mahal" with beautiful calligraphy. People from all over the world admire this calligraphy and architecture of "Taj Mahal". The beauty of this calligraphy is breathtaking.
- Changing colors
Only a few citizens know that with the different sun light, "Taj Mahal" changes beautiful colors. It is believed that this change of colors is symbolic of the changing moods of a woman. In the early morning, it appears somewhat pinkish in color, while in the evening it looks milky white. These colors add to the incomparable beauty of "Taj Mahal" with Taj Mahal tour packages.
- 32 Million Indian Rupees 300 years Ago
Is not shocking! It took 22000 human resources and around 32 million Indian rupees in the building of the "Taj Mahal". More than 1000 elephants were used to hold the marbles for this monument. It took approximately 17 years to complete the architecture. Some of the valuable gems were taken away by the Britishers during the era 1857 revolt.
- The 4 Minarets
"Taj Mahal" has 4 minarets, which are imperceptibly turned. The reason behind the prevention against natural disaster i.e. earthquake, tsunami etc. It may have been made a long way back but the strategies were careful.
- Secret Passages
It is said that there are "secret rooms" and "passages" inside the "Taj Mahal". These rooms have been sealed since the time of "Shah Jahan". Even now these are sealed by the government. Book Agra tour packages from Delhi.
- Stream of Water
There is a small stream of water inside the architecture. It is considered that the source of this water is still unknown. This remains a secret for all until now.
- Perfectly Symmetrical
The "Taj Mahal" is perfectly symmetrical. Its walls, minarets, rooms and even gardens follow a perfect symmetry. Only the tombs of "Shah Jahan" and "Mumtaz Mahal" are not symmetrical. The tomb of "Shah Jahan" is slightly elevated and larger than that of his wife.
- Religious Conflicts
Many religious conflicts surround this popular historical monument. Many people believe that it was originally a temple of Lord Shiva. The rooms that are sealed have the statues of Lord Shiva inside them. The government also does not want any further conflicts to arise therefore the rooms are sealed. Investigating further into this matter might give birth to Hindu - Muslim conflicts. Book Agra tour packages from Jaipur.
There cannot be any ancient monument in India without mysteries. There must be some hidden treasures, secret rooms, and passages, unknown stories etc. "Taj Mahal" is no exception. People claim that it was built even before the Mughal invaded India.
No matter what… the monument is known as the epitome of Love all over the world. People come from faraway places to admire the beauty of "Taj Mahal".
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