The Importance Of The Taj Mahal

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Located at the bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India is the Taj Mahal which is considered to be one of the greatest, most attractive monuments and is mentioned to be the 7th wonders of the world, it attracts over 3 million visitors every year from all over the world. The Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal whom he loved dearly. The emperor wanted intended for this Taj Mahal to be one of the most beautiful structures as he promised her to act as a memory for his beloved wife. Up to 20,000 stone carvers, masons and artist from all over the world under the leadership of Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, were asked to build the Taj Mahal on the bank of the Yamuna River in …show more content…
There were several influences to the Mughal architecture, such as Islamic, Persian and Indian architecture. They are known for having bulbous domes that are large in scale, slim minarets at each corner, really big halls, uniform pattern of the structure, and delicate details and decorations.The Mughal architecture style can be found around India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan.The most recognized Mughal Architecture is the mausoleum of the Taj …show more content…
The white marble used is one of the most expensive marbles. It took twenty-two years to finish completing this architectural beauty. The Taj Mahal was built to be a replica of what would be the house of the departed in paradise, this was inspired by a verse by the poet Bibadal Khan. The building has somewhat of a theme going on where all the things play off each other, the surfaces, the marble and all the materials co-exist in harmony and compliment each other. This also goes within the whole area surrounding it, like the river is strategically put there to reflect the perfection of the building.There is a sense of poetry to all of it, where even the sun is used as supporting element to associate the presence of god as light.The minarets of the Taj Mahal were influenced by the Islamic world, the minarets were built with a slight tilt to protect the Taj Mahal if they collapse. The main feature of the Taj Mahal has to be the white marble tomb, which is essentially the white cubic building with chamfered corned, it also has pishtaqs which are the arched recesses. The large dome is also an eye-catching feature which is also very attractive, and is often called an onion dome because of its shape,the dome is also symbolic to the islamic world, there are several pillared, roofed chairs. There is a sense of perfected symmetry in

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