Taj Mahal: A symbol of power and love

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At the entrance to the mausoleum is the inscription: “Honey, you rest in the art.  Return to the Lord in peace and may He be with you.”

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One of the charms of the Taj Mahal is that it is constantly changing shades. From dawn to dusk, the sun transforms the mausoleum. At dawn seems to have a pearly gray and pale pink color, dazzling white at noon, a bronze-orange when the sun goes down. In the evening takes on a bluish hue.

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One of the seven wonders of the world. This is not the classic architectural work, as most buildings

According to local legend, he wanted to build another temple across the river Jamuna, he was made of black marble. There was a delay in the realization of the idea when the Shah overthrown and imprisoned at the nearby Agra Fort. Years, 1658.throne takes Shan Jahan’s son, and he was taken into custody. He lived for another eight years, and the only view that there was, was the eternal abode of his beloved, Mumtaz.

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                                                 Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan

Five buildings makes the Taj Mahal complex. These five integral parts of the main gate or Darvaza, garden Bakic, a mosque – Masjid, holiday house – Makar Khan Mausoleum and the grave Rauza.

Using many different types of precious stones which create beautiful images within mausoleum part of the technique known as,” Pietro dura”. The level of complexity is truly remarkable. In one, a decorative element size of 3 cm can be found more than 50 jewels.

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It was built in the name of eternal love, between 1631 and 1654, and his insouciant 22,000 people participated.

This elegant ivory temple built by Shah Jahan for his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mahal died after the birth of her 14th child, chess ordered to be built above her grave graves such as the world has not seen.Despite what is now famous around the world, much of the history of the Taj Mahal continues to be shrouded in secrecy.

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Inside the Taj Mahal, the graves (cenotaphs) erected in honor of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are set in an octagonal chamber decorated with semi-precious stones. These beautiful monuments are just for show, because the graves are empty. Sarcophagi in which lie the bodies of spouses, are in the room below.

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The minarets which surround the mausoleum look perfectly straight, but they are actually slightly tilted outwards. This is done for two reasons: love of aesthetics, but also prevention, so that in case of an earthquake, poles collapsed away from the heart of the mausoleum.

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According to a famous legend, Shah Jahan wanted to Taj Mahal becomes a masterpiece in the world.

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