Taj Mahal- A “True Story” –Was It a Love Memorial or Mausoleum? By: Bipin Shah Author's Photographs of Taj from distance and close up showing the reflection. what visitors are made to believe the Tajmahal is not a Islamic mausoleum but an ancient Shiva P. N. Oak's celebrated book titled " Tajmahal: The True Story". sacrifice and a very high standard of magnanimity and moral purity which distinguish it from all soldiery anywhere in the world. The true story of taj mahal.

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Taj Mahal - The True Story - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Those living in the.. dalema of TAJ MAHAL as a tomb of. The Taj Mahal According to one story, Shah Jahan had his main builders, architects and masters blinded and hands cut off after the structure was completed. The Taj Mahal is not just an architectural feat and an icon of luminous splendour, There is perhaps no better and grander monument built in the history of would have spent the rest of our precious life in offering prayers to the Real God.

The four free-standing minarets at the corners of the platform added a hitherto unknown dimension to the Mughal architecture.

The four minarets provide not only a kind of spatial reference to the monument but also give a three dimensional effect to the edifice.

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The most impressive in the Taj Mahal complex next to the tomb, is the main gate which stands majestically in the centre of the southern wall of the forecourt. The gate is flanked on the north front by double arcade galleries.

The garden in front of the galleries is subdivided into four quarters by two main walk-ways and each quarters in turn subdivided by the narrower cross-axial walkways, on the Timurid-Persian scheme of the walled in garden. The enclosure walls on the east and west have a pavilion at the centre.

The Taj Mahal is a perfect symmetrical planned building, with an emphasis of bilateral symmetry along a central axis on which the main features are placed. The mosque and the guest house in the Taj Mahal complex are built of red sandstone in contrast to the marble tomb in the centre. Both the buildings have a large platform over the terrace at their front. Both the mosque and the guest house are the identical structures.

5.Several European visitors of Shahjahan's time allude to the building as Taj-e-Mahal is

They have an oblong massive prayer hall consist of three vaulted bays arranged in a row with central dominant portal. The frame of the portal arches and the spandrels are veneered in white marble. The spandrels are filled with flowery arabesques of stone intarsia and the arches bordered with rope molding.

Criterion i : Taj Mahal represents the finest architectural and artistic achievement through perfect harmony and excellent craftsmanship in a whole range of Indo-Islamic sepulchral architecture.

It is a masterpiece of architectural style in conception, treatment and execution and has unique aesthetic qualities in balance, symmetry and harmonious blending of various elements.


Integrity Integrity is maintained in the intactness of tomb, mosque, guest house, main gate and the whole Taj Mahal complex. The physical fabric is in good condition and structural stability, nature of foundation, verticality of the minarets and other constructional aspects of Taj Mahal have been studied and continue to be monitored. To control the impact of deterioration due for atmospheric pollutants, an air control monitoring station is installed to constantly monitor air quality and control decay factors as they arise.

It was love at first sight and the girl was Mumtaz Mahal, who was known as Arjumand Banu Begum at that time. At that time, he was 14 years old and she, a Muslim Persian princess, was After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and declared that he wanted to marry her.

The match got solemnized after five years i. It was in the year that Shah Jahan became the Emperor and entrusted Arjumand Banu with the royal seal.

He also bestowed her with the title of Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the "Jewel of the Palace". Though Shah Jahan had other wives also, but, Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite and accompanied him everywhere, even on military campaigns. Oaks other research books.

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Thy Phan. Landscape and Memory. Jayendran Chandrashekar.The content of the letter is authentic and consistent of his time reflecting the cordial relationship that existed between son and father and discusses freely other affairs of the state of concern to the empire. However, it also became the symbol of disunity as the number of matrimonial alliance kept increasing within royal families of India and elsewhere.

Verse Then, whom will he wish for as a friend and to whom will his heart incline?

The ruins dotting the other side of the river are those of Hindu structures demolished during muslim invasions and not the plinth of another Tajmahal.

This is a typical Hindu building style known as Chaturmukhi, i.

Above Mumtaz's centotaph hangs a chain by which now hangs a lamp. Aurangzeb upped the scores along with other 6 horrendous acts by killing all his half brothers and one sister. He also worked as a commentator for the Azad Hind Radio. Stories of Shahjahan's exclusive infatuation for Mumtaz's are concoctions. Raja Mansingh was just few years younger than Great Akbar and became good friend of Akbar and sometimes for fun jostled together by staging a wrestling match as depicted in the painting below.

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