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Rest House at Taj Mahal

Mehman Khana Taj Mahal, Agra

Mehman Khana, Taj Mahal

This is made of red sandstone blend with white marble, which is the finest example of Mughal architecture. At that time rest house was used in death centennial of Mumtaj mahal for guest. The rest house of taj mahal is also known as Guest House, Naqqar Khana, Mihman Khana, or the Assembly Hall, It is sited on the eastern side of the Taj and is a facsimile of the Taj Mahal Mosque that lies just opposite, to the western side of the Taj Mahal. According to believed the rest house was built to give a "jawab", which translates to "answer", which balances the architectural equilibrium and harmony of the whole construction. While it is an exact imitation of the mosque, a security, that this structure was never used for prayer purposes comes from the fact that unlike the mosque.

The complete structure of rest house of Taj mahal was a built for a prayer purpose, but some historical controversial facts said that was not used for prayer purpose. Rest House of taj mahal looked like a mosque but it was not a mosque. Domes of rest house was decorated by best interior accessories of that period .Axis of top dome are crafted by flower design (lotus) and three small cabin domes is decorated by white marble.