Taj Mahal History

There was one sad and interesting story behind the history of Taj Mahal. It was the great example of undying love. Due to happening of this type of event, the world got a wonderful monument which included as a world heritage site through UNESCO and belong to Seven Wonders of the World. It also tells about the Indo-Islamic history through the elegant structural design.

Credit for making of Taj Mahal is going to Mumtaj Mahal because she took promised from her beloved husband to build a monument of their eternal love and another promised taken by Mumtaj Mahal from Shah Janha to visit the Taj Mahal on her every death anniversary. After death of Mumtaj Mahal, Shah Janha started the making of Taj Mahal in 1632 AD.

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj Mahal, Agra

Edifice of Taj Mahal :

Shah Jahan was a profound knowledge of building architecture that he was learned from his father. He made a plan for the making of The Taj Mahal and chooses the bank of Yamuna River. There was one case happen with Shah Janha, His own son captive him at Agra Fort; He looked the Taj Mahal construction from the window of Agra Fort. He died after two years through imprisoned. The Shah Janha deployed more than 20000 thousand workers for the completion of the memorial. The main craftsman was Hanif and Ustad Isa Afridi and other skillful workers were stonecutters, sandstone cutters and calligrapher, all coming from India and Persia. All workers contributed approx 22 years up to the completion of memorial.

Precious Material used for Construction :

There were used lots of precious material in making of the Taj Mahal by the architect. These materials were taken from different part of the world, Makrana in Rajasthan, yellow marble and rockspar from the bank of Narmada River, black marble form Charkoh and red sandstone from Sikri. The precious jewel was also used for decoration of the Taj Mahal wall and they were also taken from different parts of the world such as turquoise from Tibet, emerald and crystal from China, chrysolite from Egypt, lapis from Afghanistan, sapphires from Sri Lanka, Agates from Yemen, Coral from Arabia, Amethyst from Persia, Quartz from the Himalayas, Malachite from Russia and Diamonds from Hyderabad in India. The total cost of the completion of the Taj Mahal was approximately spent 32 million to the Mughal treasury at that time. Thus The Taj Mahal is a great gift of Love.