Where is the Taj Mahal located and who actually built Taj Mahal ?

Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of world and included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site and Which is believed to be a symbol of love, was made by the 5th Mughal ruler. this heritage is situated on the banks of river Yamuna in Tajganj, forest colony, dharampur, Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Location –    Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Built by –    Shan Jahan
  • Construction started – 1632
  • Construction ended – 1652
  • Architecture style –   Mughal architecture
  • Architect.      –    Ustad Ahmad Lahauri

Who built the Taj mahal?

The monument of the supernatural beauty was created by the white stones, on the banks of Yamuna River. Taj mahal has not only been recognized in the India but also in the whole world and the credit for making this great structure goes to Shah Jahan, Akbar’s grandson and Jahangir’s son.

why was Taj Mahal made ?

Shah Jahan had a lot of Wives, but Begum (wife) Mumtaz Mahal was the most beloved of those Begums and the death of Mumtaz Mahal at the time of birth of her 14th child inspired Shahjahan to built the taj mahal. Therefore, in her memory, Shah Jahan had built this great structure. Today if people talk about the symbol of love, then the first name comes on their tongue is Taj Mahal.

Some facts related to Taj Mahal-

  • 20,000 laborers used to work in the day-night to build the Taj Mahal.
  • It took about 22 years to build Taj Mahal.
  • It is said that Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan but there is no evidence at this point.
  • The Taj Mahal was decorated with 28 types of precious stones but later some of these stones were taken away by the British.
  • According to some Hindu parties, the Taj Mahal is a Shiva temple and whose real name is Tejo Mahalaya.
  • Dome of the Taj Mahal is slightly leaning out so that due to the earthquake the dome falls, then turn it towards the outside, by which there is no harm to the Taj Mahal.
  • Other wives of Shah Jahan and his most beloved servant have also been buried in Taj Mahal.
  • Taj Mahal is spread over 17 hectares.
  • After the construction of the Taj Mahal, in 1658, the son of Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb had put his father Shah Jahan in jail.
  • The color of Taj Mahal is white, but nowadays due to the increasing pollution, the color of the Taj Mahal is getting yellow.
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