Taj Mahal is considered one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage. It is a magnificent monument that stands at the heart of India, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. The taj mahal symbolises love as it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Shah Jahan was the son of Jehangir, the fourth Mughal emperor of India and the grandson of Akbar the Great. The story begins when Shah Jahan was 14 years old, and caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. Mumtaz Mahal, at the time was 15 years old, Muslim Persian princess. He instantly fell in love with her and went back to his father to ask his permission to marry her. His father supported his decision, and they married 5 years later.
Shah Jahan was married to other women but he loved Mumtaz Mahal the most. He bestowed her with the title of Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the “Jewel of the Palace”.
It is said that Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after her death that he ordered the court into mourning for two years. Sometime after her death, Shah Jahan undertook the task of building the world’s most beautiful monument in the memory of his love. Taj Mahal took 22 years old to be constructed. When Shah Jahan died in 1666, his body was placed in a tomb next to the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. The beautiful monument is a magnificent sign on true love. Taj Mahal counts amongst the Seven Wonders of the World.
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