Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal became known as an example of India Moeslim architecture creation. Taj also also remembered as eternal love symbol of Shah Jahan to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal become symbol of love and passion. Taj Mahal built by the fifth Mogul Caesar from 1631 to 1648 AD with purpose to remembering his wife. Arjuman Bano Begun known popular as Mumtaz Mahal, but in the last growth become Taj Mahal. In the early time, Shah Jahan only mentioned that mosque as Mumtaz Mahal tomb. But later become Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal translated as ‘Crown Palace’ from extended Mumtaz Mahal name that came from Persian. Mumtaz Mahal died at 39 years old when born her 14th child in 1631. The Death of beloved empress makes the king so sad and sorrow. Before died, Mumtaz leave a message “want to built for her, a tomb that never been seen before in the world to remember her”. Then Jahan commanded 20 thousands workers to fulfill his wife message. Building material imported from all over India and Middle East with used 1,000 elephants. Than stand up main dome with height till 57 meter, 28 kinds of beautiful stones from India and Asia used to build it. Red sand stone from Fatehpur Sikri, jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China, pirus stone from Srinlanka, coal and comelian from Arab, and diamond from Panna. Floor also made from shinning marble from Makrana, Rajahsthan. Not like other Mughal tombs, Taj Mahal park location in front tomb. Background of Taj Mahal is blue sky make Taj Mahal looks like so gleaming with color. Shape and line composition is perfect and symmetrical. Taj Mahal is really symbol of love and affection.



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