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UnTold Facts and Myths About Taj Mahal

We are back with an another Topic. maybe most of us have heard about the Taj Mahal - The Epitome of Love, but most of us don't know the real truth behind the taj mahal creation. In this article, we show you some UnTold Facts and Myths About Taj Mahal. Also we show you some hidden secrets behind the creation of Taj Mahal and some information related to Shah Jahan. It's not that much romantic it is just an illusion, the real truth behind the love story is incredible.

Taj Mahal Story looks like very romantic but there are probably a few things you don't know about India's most ornate mausoleum. So, let me clarify all the UnTold Myths of  Taj Mahal, one by one. Take a look at below session for all of the facts and myths behind the Taj Mahal. So, let's start the Topic UnTold Facts and Myths about Taj Mahal.

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UnTold Facts and Myths About Taj Mahal

There are numerous UnTold Facts and Myths about Taj Mahal but we are going to cover only few objects. These Facts or Myths will change your mind regards the Love Epitome Taj Mahal. Without wasting much time, I'm showing you the details.

•  Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

•  As we know that Taj Mahal is an epitome of love. The Construction of the Taj Mahal Began in 1632 and was completed in 1653. Really, it took a total of twenty-two years to complete the construction of this monument.

•  Around 20,000 people worked day and night for twenty-two years to complete construction of the Taj Mahal.

•  The worth spend on the construction of The Taj Mahal is near about INR 32,000,000 (Rs. 32 Million). If we calculate the today's worth of Taj Mahal so it's around $10 billion dollars.

•  The Taj Mahal attracts a large number of tourists. UNESCO documented more than 2 million visitors in 2001.  Which had increased to about 7–8 million in 2014.

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•  The architecture of the Taj Mahal is the combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic style of architecture.

•  The Taj Mahal was constructed using the best quality marbles from Rajasthan, Tibet, China and Afghanistan.

•  The name of the architect of Taj Mahal is Ahmed Lahaur.

•  The Taj Mahal was the Shah Jahan's imagination of Mumtaz's home in paradise. Mumtaz was Shah Jahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives.

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•  Calligraphy on the tomb of Mumtaz identifies and praises her. The calligraphy of the Taj Mahal mainly consists of the verses and passages from the holy book of Quran.

•  At different times of the day the Taj Mahal appears to be in different colours. Some hoax belive that these changing colour depict the changing moods of a woman.

•  The Taj Mahal has a mosque in its premises, That's why the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and only those going for customary prayers are permitted inside it.

•  Shah Jahan approached the Taj Mahal on a Boat. Which would sail down the River Yamuna. The Yamuna River ran behind the Taj Mahal.

•  The four minarets of the Taj Mahal have been constructed slightly outside of the plinth so that in case the minarets fell, they would fall away and not the main structure.

•  After his death, Shah Jahan was laid to rest in the Taj Mahal besides the tomb of his wife Mumtaz.

•  By the late 19th century, the Taj Mahal had been defaced by the British Soldier who chiseled out precious stones. Form the walls and from barriers. At the end of 19th century, British Viceroy, Lorn Curzon ordered a restoration of the monument and also gifted a large lamp which hangs in the interior chambers of the Taj Mahal.

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Some Popular Myth About Taj Mahal

•  A longstanding myth holds that Shah Jahan planned a mausoleum to be built in black marble as a Black Taj Mahal across the Yamuna river. The idea originates from fanciful writings of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a European traveller who visited Agra in 1665. But, THIS IS NOT TRUE.

•  Another popular myth around the Taj Mahal is that, after the construction of Taj Mahal Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers so that such a structure could not be built again. But, THIS IS NOT TRUEIt is also a hoax only.

•  In 2000, an Indian writer P.N. Oak claimed that the Taj Mahal was actually a ShivTemple. So, he filed a Petition with the supreme court of India to excavate the site of the Taj for proof. The petition was rejected by the Supreme Court.

•  India's Noble Laureate, Rabindra Nath Tagore, referred to the Taj Mahal as a "tear drop on the cheek of time".

So, these are some popular UnTold Facts and Myths about Taj Mahal. Now, we move to Love Story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan.

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UnTold Facts About Love Story of Shah Jahan

•  In 1607, when Shah Jahan strolling down Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers. Shah Jahan caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and grass beads. It was love at first sight and the girl was Arjumanda Banu Begum also known as Mumtaz Mahal.

•  At that time, she was 14 years old, a Muslim Persian Princess. After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and declared that he wanted to marry her. The match got solemnized after five years (in the year 1612).

•  Mumtaz was Shah Jahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives.

•  Mumtaz Mahal had a very deep and loving marriage with Shah Jahan. As we also heard that Shah Jahan killed Mumtaz's Husband to marry her.

•  Mumtaz was the mother of 14 Children's. Mumtaz Mahal died in Burhanpur (Uttar Pradesh) on 17 June 1631 while giving birth to her fourteenth child.

•  After her death, Shah Jahan  was laid to rest in the Taj Mahal besides the tomb of his wife Mumtaz. Also Shah Jahan married with Mumtaz's Sister.

Final Words

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