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sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 06:47 PM
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Mumtaz and Shahjahan were married in 1612 AD had 14 children together. The Empress Mumtaz used to accompany her husband in his military campaigns, and it was in Burhanpur in 1630, that she gave birth to her last child, after which she died. So great was the Shah Jahan's love for his wife Mumtaz, that he ordered the building of the most beautiful mausoleum on Earth for her, The Taj Mahal. As soon as construction work began in early 1630, sculptors, masons, craftsmen, and calligraphers were called from Persia, Ottoman Empire and Europe to work on construction of the Taj. The architectural complex of the Taj Mahal comprises of five main elements: the Darwaza or main gateway, the Bageecha or garden, the Masjid or mosque, the Naqqar Khana or rest house, and the Rauza or the Taj Mahal mausoleum. The actual Tomb of Mumtaz is situated inside the Taj. The unique moghal style architecture combines elements & styles of Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic architecture. Most striking are the black and white chessboard marble floor, the four tall minarets (40 m high) at the corners of the structure, and the majestic grand dome in the middle. On closer inspection, the lettering of the Holy Quran verses around the archways appear to be uniform. The lettering spacing and density has been customized to give this impression to the viewer. The impressive pietra dura artwork includes geometric elements & style, plants & flowers, which are common in Islamic architecture. The level of sophistication in artwork includes a 3 cm decorative element containing more than 50 inlaid gemstones.
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TAJ MAHAL - THE FACTS

Built in 1632-53

Built by Shahjahan

Location Agra (Uttar Prades)

THE ARCHITECTURAL TREASURE-TAJ MAHAL

The city of Agra is world famous for the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal emperor Shahjahan in memory of his beloved wife. The various buildings within this sprawling fort complex represent the assimilation of different cultures, which was the mark of the Mughal period.

THE IMMORTAL SIGNATURE OF LOVE-TAJ MAHAL

There is no other monument in the world, which can match the beauty and grandeur of the Taj Mahal.The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shahjahan- the fifth Mughal emperor, in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shahjahan loved his wife so much that after she passed away in 1631, he decided to immortalize their love in the form of the Taj Mahal.Taj Mahal was built more than 350 years ago, but it has not lost its romantic aura, which attracts millions of visitors towards it. It is because of this everlasting charm that the Taj can boast of being one of the most popular world heritage monuments on earth

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sri_gan
02-27-2004, 06:57 PM
Miche,

Ellam Seri .

Do you know that the builders thumbs were removed after they built this monument? :think:

shysumi
02-27-2004, 07:01 PM
ஆ அப்படியா...த ன் காதலிக்காக .... எத்தனை காதலிகளின் காதலர்கள் ஊனமாக்கப்ப ட்டனரோ....அப ப தாஜ்மகால் பாவத்தின் சின்னமா....?! :Ksp:

:P :ahha:

sri_gan
02-27-2004, 07:13 PM
பாவமா? பாவம் இல்லையா என்று தெரியலை...

It is said that many hundreds of the artisans, especially the architects and special craftsmen, had their hands or thumbs removed after the building's completion so that they could never reproduce anything so magnificent for the rest of their lives.

It is also said that Shah Jahan planned to build a corresponding black marble mausoleum on the opposite bank of the river for his own body and to link the two with a bridge symbolising a love that transcended the flow of time. This dream was never realised as his son Aurangazeb later imprisoned Shah Jahan in Agra Fort where he spent the rest of his days looking out at his wife's resting place.

I read this in my history book.

shysumi
02-27-2004, 07:17 PM
தெரிஞ்சிக் க வேண்டிய நல்ல விசயம் சொன்னீங்க... நன்றி...!

:ahha: :P

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 07:17 PM
yes ma sri....... :wink:

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 07:21 PM
Monumental love: the Taj Mahal

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Where: Agra near Delhi, India
When: 17th century
Built by: Emperor Shah Jahan, dedicated to the memory of his beloved former wife
History: A monument to eternal love, loosing limbs and sickening things
Go there for: Outstanding beauty and changes of light and colour at different hours


Throughout the centuries, the Taj Mahal has become renowned as the most astoundingly beautiful monument to love ever built. Located in Agra, the capitol of the Mughal Empire during the 16th and 17th centuries, this mausoleum is the sole reason that many people visit India.

What's the history here?

The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631 giving birth to his 15th child. It is said that the Emperor was so distraught at her death that his hair turned white overnight.

Construction of the Taj Mahal began the same year, but it took a total of 22 years and 20,000 people to complete the building. The principal architect is believed to have been an Iranian man called Isa Khan. Many of the walls are adorned with complex patterns of semi-precious stones, excerpts from the Quran, and designs with decidedly European influence. Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan's tombs are located in the basement of the building.

When Shah Jahan was informed that the Taj Mahal was finally complete, legend has it that he was so keen to inspect the masterpiece that he did not want to wait any longer for the scaffolding surrounding it to be dissembled. He decreed that any citizen who helped remove the scaffolding would be permitted to keep the pieces for themselves, and in the event the task took just one day.

So delighted was Shah Jahan with the result, that he ordered that the hands or thumbs of many of the builders be amputated, so that they'd never be able to build a monument more perfect than his wife's mausoleum.

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 07:24 PM
It is said that many hundreds of the artisans, especially the architects and special craftsmen, had their hands or thumbs removed after the building's completion so that they could never reproduce anything so magnificent for the rest of their lives.

It is also said that Shah Jahan planned to build a corresponding black marble mausoleum on the opposite bank of the river for his own body and to link the two with a bridge symbolising a love that transcended the flow of time. This dream was never realised as his son Aurangazeb later imprisoned Shah Jahan in Agra Fort where he spent the rest of his days looking out at his wife's resting place.
well sri....
i visited the place where he was imprisoned.......great,
i saw TAJ MAHAL....from the spot
COOOOOOOL :D

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 07:35 PM
hi fRIENds
hope all can contribute the shares.........,
thanks sri_gan :b:
shysumi....thanks ma chellam.... :sm30:

vennai1
02-27-2004, 07:36 PM
well..yes viru is rite ! :evil:


not only shahjahan did that...many other kings all the while in history

have done so ! Ivan the terrible is supposed to have enslaved

many cognoscenti just for their works of art ! :( :Ksp:

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 07:47 PM
:b: vennai chellam..... hehe :D
thanks ma for ur share....
so sweet of u
great u know when i visited...
but unable to upload ma pix..taken at the fort/redfort and taj mahal

vennai1
02-27-2004, 08:37 PM
but unable to upload ma pix..taken at the fort/redfort and taj mahal





swEET akka,

album has been disabled...:(

but you can still upload pictures in photoshow(link top of every page ;))..

let me know if you have any problems...! :b:

sWEEtmICHe
02-27-2004, 08:45 PM
hehe..akka ?
okie if u want .....,no prl
i will try any prl.....i will buzz u :ahha:
thanks ma chella thambi.. :D

sagi
02-28-2004, 12:57 AM
Hey, I heard something ...very sensitive. When you are there, you should not cheat anyone. say a couple went and one of them is cheating another....then the bad one will never get a true love again in his/her life. They will loose love side. It doesn't matter how hard they try, and how true they are....it will never work for them. I donno whether you heard or not. but here at my university, there r a few stories.....is it true ?? i donno whether its true or not.
but if tha place symbolises LOVE, then i am sure that bad person will never find love again in his/her life........

honey
02-28-2004, 01:25 AM
Great was the love of Shahjahan for his wife that he built a marvelous TajMahal.We could feel the love he had for his wife when we enter TajMahal that we just dont speak a word but just admire its beauty and his love.

sWEEtmICHe
02-28-2004, 04:57 AM
HONEY AND SAGI AVATAR....ENNA ????

sWEEtmICHe
02-28-2004, 05:35 AM
well sagi chellam........,
As wot honey said.... :b:
We are there to admire the beauty of the love of the 7th wonder!!
Maybe u have heard, can be true, but u see...
When i was there...
I loved the environment.
Was so cool...and felt so lucky, that i was there
And scribbled ma name...
And i said it would reach to the person who i belonged!
I don't know abt couples;
Maybe they might change their mind as they can see the LOVE
Hope so... :Ksp:

gokulan42
02-28-2004, 05:48 AM
well sagi chellam........,
As wot honey said.... :b:
We are there to admire the beauty of the love of the 7th wonder!!
Maybe u have heard, can be true, but u see...
When i was there...
I loved the environment.
Was so cool...and felt so lucky, that i was there
And scribbled ma name...
And i said it would reach to the person who i belonged!
I don't know abt couples;
Maybe they might change their mind as they can see the LOVE
Hope so... :Ksp:

Hey Sweety, can you beleive it?

I read your name when I visited there ;) :cool:

sWEEtmICHe
02-28-2004, 05:53 AM
thanks honey tat was sWEEt :D

sWEEtmICHe
02-28-2004, 05:57 AM
well sagi chellam........,
As wot honey said.... :b:
We are there to admire the beauty of the love of the 7th wonder!!
Maybe u have heard, can be true, but u see...
When i was there...
I loved the environment.
Was so cool...and felt so lucky, that i was there
And scribbled ma name...
And i said it would reach to the person who i belonged!
I don't know abt couples;
Maybe they might change their mind as they can see the LOVE
Hope so... :Ksp:

Hey Sweety, can you beleive it?

I read your name when I visited there ;) :cool:

oops!!....... :ahha:
haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
heheeeeeeeeeee
goku ....ena chellam... :P

sWEEtmICHe
02-28-2004, 06:07 AM
ஆ அப்படியா...த ன் காதலிக்காக .... எத்தனை காதலிகளின் காதலர்கள் ஊனமாக்கப்ப ட்டனரோ....அப ப தாஜ்மகால் பாவத்தின் சின்னமா....?! :Ksp:

:P :ahha:

well shysumi
>>> the symbol of love <<<,is great ma!!
cuz and tat was why it is the one of the 7th wonder!!
beautiful......,
we/I can't really concluded as ur question arise.well
i can put up these also, in ma next paddimandram.....
let me know and we can discuss.... :D
thanks da chellam :sm30:

sagi
02-29-2004, 03:01 AM
kaathal...or kaathal pathy ethuvumna..ore kolappamthaan :(

sWEEtmICHe
02-29-2004, 09:35 AM
kaathal...or kaathal pathy ethuvumna..ore kolappamthaan
kolappam... ????????

sagi
03-01-2004, 03:18 AM
confusion :Ksp:

sWEEtmICHe
03-01-2004, 02:49 PM
sagi chellam.......ena kolappam... ???????? http://www.tamilterra.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif http://www.tamilterra.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif http://www.tamilterra.com/forum/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif