A wonder of the world whose architectural beauty has been unique ever since it was built is the tribute of love and romance built by the emperor of Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal known as Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal was designed by an architect from Iran who was one of the well-known and famous Islamic architects and Taj Mahal being the symbol of endless love, its architecture is one of the best and appreciated which becomes an inspiration for the visitors. The whole building made of white marble shines during the day and night enhancing the beauty of architecture on which it is built.
Taj Mahal was designed to give a beautiful look expressing the love of emperor for his beloved wife fulfilling her dream. The elegance of Taj Mahal is added to the great style due to the beautiful and symmetrical architecture. Taj Mahal was designed not only considering the Islamic architecture but there was a fusion along with Indian styles and Persian styles which makes it more unique and extravagant.
The great dome of Taj Mahal covers the gateway and it is enclosed in the four minarets which are decorated adding immense beauty to the building. One of the architectural facts about Taj Mahal is that if you having a look at the great wonder from near or from a certain distance, you will get to see to the dome first and this is because the four minarets enclosing Taj Mahal are made smaller in size.
The work and construction of Taj Mahal was not a simple task but it took hard work of thousands of workers and the millions of rupees were consumed. All the tasks from designing of Taj Mahal till the final work were done by specialized and well-known experts and Muslim craftsmen.
Sandstone was used to make the base of the Taj Mahal providing strong foundation to the great and huge building. Emperor was to be buried beside the queen and therefore the casket of emperor became an irregular design in the complete symmetrical design of Taj Mahal.
The view of Taj Mahal from different sides makes it symbolic to different views of beauty of love. The colors of river and the sun and moon in the background reflect on the building changes the view of Taj which is made of white marble shining across the river. With the change in colors of sky and with the sun rising and sinking and moon coming, as the colors change along with that changes the color of viewing Taj Mahal. The construction with white marble and the symmetrical architecture makes it sparkle and shine in all seasons all day and night. The tomb stands as a focused building of the whole complex and surrounding gardens and mosque adding to its beauty.
The Taj Mahal stands at a height of more than two hundred feet and everything inside the building is decorated with calligraphy, designed flowers and precious gems. The passages of Holy Quran on the walls add more beauty and Islamic decoration is included on the chambers. The mosque is of the most important part of Taj Mahal which is built from red sandstone and has outstanding domes.
It is a masterpiece of architecture which is perfect in every form and its prestigious architecture makes it a part of a cultural heritage and the maintenance of Taj Mahal has been one of the major concerns of Indians since it brings many tourists to this place attracted to the charm of the great mausoleum of the wife of emperor.
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