Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India
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The Taj Mahal is a tomb situated in Agra, India. It was built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of The Seven Wonders of the World and is said to be one of the finest exhibitions of Mughal art and architecture. The architecture has a mixture of Persian, Ottoman, India and Islamic influence. It was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.

Some legends say that after the Taj was built, the Mughal Emperor cut off the hands of all the men who built it so that the same masterpiece could not be made again. The Taj Mahal is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra. It was built in 1631 and was completed in 1653, spreading over 32 acres of land.

The Taj Mahal is also called the Taj and is a symbol of love, known for its monumental beauty. The monument is one of the main tourist attractions in India. The beauty of the Taj goes beyond words and it is said that the place looks magnificent during the full moon. The word Taj Mahal means Crown Palace in English and it is made up off mainly white marble and colorful gemstones.

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80 Responses to “Taj Mahal”

  1. simran says:

    ho ho guys hold on i agree its the most beautiful place but did u know before taj mahal was a shiv temple do u know this sahajahan is such a baddddddddddddddd person that he turned the temple into a tomb if u all dont belive me then see in the net type – “what was there before tajmahal’ there u will get taj mahal is it a vedic place then clik on all the photos then u all will know ok just see it its a request plzzzzzzzzzz u might have seen that on the marble there mey be some stairs down but it is closed due to because inside there is a shiv linga to hide it it has been closed ok

  2. Anbu says:

    We should proud to have such a beautiful monument. I will see TAJMAHAL in future soon

  3. shadab says:

    TAJ MAHAL IS GOOD

  4. A.K says:

    simran tht is load of rubbish there is no evidence taj mahal ws built by knocking over temple

  5. A.K says:

    simran tht is load of rubbish there is no evidence taj mahal ws buitly by knocking over the temple

  6. Deepak Shakywar says:

    We should proud to have such a beautiful monument Of India And Indian Culture And History.

  7. Ahmed says:

    Very Tragic story behind the Taj Mahal, but so we can see this wonder

  8. shiva says:

    I have also heard the same . Taj Mahal was build at the time of Veda , Aurangazeb ( I like him most among the mughal after Babar ) maintained the taj mahal as it needed maintenance ………… It is written in a letter written by himself asking his father to provide fund for maintenance . Babar Died in this Taj Mahal in his last age . There were silver doors , Peacock throne etc . It is a Mahal . It cannot be a grave . Tajmahal also have Trisul on the top . Designed with Nag Snakes and Lotus . The Grave is a holy operation . It must be inside the earth the grave cannot be in the 4th Floor .

  9. Nina says:

    Helllooooo guys. ty for info.:D love u all . & i whana seeee a tajmahal omg a wonderfullll

  10. Danyal says:

    Guys….this is some sort of waste of money for me…….and i am not saying by my own…..clearly history says…..that his own son send him to jail for being so careless about public money,,,funds or tax…..he does the right thing…..and i also heard that……..after the death of Mumtaz….he was get married to Mumtaz sister “means saali”…………:-D

  11. talat says:

    gr8 work frm muslim

  12. talat says:

    i would like to visit …. all historical places in india ..

  13. CT says:

    Simran is right!!!

  14. shagufta nadeem, muzaffarpur says:

    thanx to mughal dynysty

  15. Sanjana says:

    Guys don’t fight. Whatever it may be. it may a hindu art or muslim art. It must had been built by one of our Indian forefathers. And it is a great monument stands as an example of indian architecture. I love it and as a Indian we should proud of it.

  16. Selena Mini says:

    Nice! Good article and very valuable info…

  17. SUSMITHA says:

    taj mahal……oh it’s something amazing.it must have been “THE MOST WONDERFUL MONUMENT “,if there is a”BLACK TAJ MAHAL” made out of complete black marble

  18. Raghavendra says:

    Its a very amazing monument

  19. It’s an awesome wounder and perfect place for honeymoon trip.

  20. shyub khan says:

    TAJMAHAL IS A SYMBOL OF TRUE LOVE… EARLY MORNING WHEN SHAJAHAN GET UP, HE SHOULD BE ABOUT TO SEE MUMTAJ GRAVEYARD, IN SUCH A WAY TAJMAHAL WAS BUILT…… THERE IS NO WORDS IN THIS ENTIRE WORLD TO EXPRESS THEIR TRUE LOVE, SO LETS NOT PASS ANY BAD OR STUPID COMMENT ON THIS PRECIOUS LOVE……

  21. Elaya Raja.S says:

    sm.elaya25@gmail.com
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    * Be proud I am the INDIAN *
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    I love this very much……

  22. vishwa shah says:

    TAJ IS THE IDENTITY OF INDIA.BEING AN INDIAN WE SHOULD HAVE PROUD FOR THAT .IT IS BELIEVE THAT SHAH JAHAN WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE SAME TAJ MAHAL IN NEAR BY AREA BUT OF BLACK MARBLE.IN THOSE DAYS WORKERS HAND USED TO CUT SO THAT THEY WOULD NOT MAKE SAME MASTERPIECE .BUT WORKERS WERE ALSO EXPERT .ONE CAN WATER DROPPING FROM THE TOMB OF TAJ .MEANS WORKERS SHOWING THERE PAIN.TODAY ALSO PEOPLE ARE CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW TO STOP THIS WATER.

  23. Ajay singh dodiyar says:

    The great India, and we proud on this. the tajmahal is ”PROOF OF INDIAN LOVE STORY”.:

  24. subhi says:

    i love it

  25. Moahammad Salman says:

    Really The Taj Mahal is a wonder. It is the symbol of true love of Shah Jahan for Mumtaz. That should be the spirit of love in us also.

  26. RK says:

    Guys, This is Mogul / Persian architecture and not Indian. And for gods sake do’t call Shaajahan as one of the forefathers of India, as one idiot has written here. Only Indians can be stupid of being proud of occupying forces, forces who destroyed our temples, libraries and monuments, universities and created graveyards in our holy places like Mathura and other places.

  27. masoud says:

    taj mahal is very nice.how has age?

  28. John c long says:

    Such magnificent architect,and an deeply expression of endless love!

  29. Gerad Saith says:

    The fact here is that the Taj Mahal is a beautiful piece of Architecture which is loved by all. We welcome it and would always cherish it despite the fact of who built it and where it was built.

  30. Rachael says:

    i really wish if i could see taj mahal in real ilove it

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