Taj mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628 to 1658) in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal construction commenced in 1632. Shah Jahan wanted to remind the world of Mumtaz and its love story.
The Taj Mahal was completed in about 1643 but still up to 10 years to improve its function on elegance. The construction of the Taj Mahal was completed in 1653 and that time the cost was approximately 32 million rupees. 25,000 + craftsmen have completed the building of the Taj Mahal. Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is often considered its principal architect.
About Shah Jahan
Shah Jahan’s name is taken as part of a fortune that aims to make Taj Mahal the most magnificent building in the world for the sake of its love. They had built the Taj Mahal in memory of the Begum Mumtaz Mahal. The cost of building Taj Mahal in that era was 6 crores of Rs.
Shah, where he had been very famous during his time of glory due to luxury. Shahjahan is described as the king who succeeds in reacting to Adilshah and Nizamshah’s breakthroughs, by crushing him with his force. Shahjaho is regarded as the Makers ‘ King, the buildings designed by Shahjaho as Delhi’s red fort, the jubilant mango, the junket special, Delhi’s jama masjid, the Agra Moti masjid, the Taj Mahal, etc.
About Mumtaz Mahal
Mumtaz Mahal, whose real name was ‘Arjumand Banu Begum’ was Mughal Empress and Mughal ruler Shah Jahan constructed ‘Taj Mahal’ in Agra. Asr Khan’s daughter Mumtaz, Noorjahn’s brother who married Khuram (Shahjahan), the son of Mughal emperor Jahangir.
Mumtaz married Shah Jahan at the age of 19, on May 10, 1612. Mumtaz was Shah Jahan’s third wife but he soon became his favorite friend. There were 14 offspring of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz, including Dara Shikoh, Shah Shuja, Aurangzeb and Murad Baksh, who had four children. Mumtaz died on June 17, 1631 while giving birth to 14th child, daughter Gauhara Begum, in Burhanpur. His body was later taken to Agra where Shah jahan constructed his iconic Taj Mahal memorial on his grave.
Architecture & Texture
The Taj Mahal was constructed in the light of Persian and ancient practices of Mughal. Most of the influence from other buildings like Gur-ud-Dulah Tomb, and Jama Masjid, they received from Mughalaklin.
The buildings were often made from Lal Balua stones in the ancient Mughal era, but Shah jahan decided to build the Taj Mahal has four moons.
Begum Mumtaz Mahal Tomb
The grave of Mumtaz Mahal is held in the middle of the Taj Mahal. Begum Mumtaz Mahal Tomb is made of white and big marble, their tomb has been decorated very well.
There is a wide-minded spirit of the grave, in keeping with the Islamic tradition. Hence Shah Jahan and Mumtaz’s body is buried in its relatively simple, actual tombs, whose faces are on the side and Mecca. In the inner space is the grave of Mumtaz Mahal.
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