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Taj Mahal Controversy: Lesser known facts we bet you did not know about this architectural wonder

Taj Mahal is a timeless and iconic architectural wonder that defines India and its rich heritage. Here are some lesser-known facts about this magnificent mausoleum made of marble.

Charu Jain [ Published on: May 13, 2022 22:01 IST ]
  • Taj Mahal is a symbol of love that was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Lakhs of tourists visit Taj Mahal every year to witness its magnificent beauty, click pictures and create lifelong memories  
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    Taj Mahal is a symbol of love that was commissioned by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. Lakhs of tourists visit Taj Mahal every year to witness its magnificent beauty, click pictures and create lifelong memories

     

  • Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the best architectural wonders of the world. Its architecture and design have Islamic, Persian and Indian influence 
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    Taj Mahal is undoubtedly one of the best architectural wonders of the world. Its architecture and design have Islamic, Persian and Indian influence 

  • There are calligraphic inscriptions written in various places in Arabic. These texts are said to be taken from the holy Quran. The calligrapher who inscribed the walls also left his signature which reads, “Amanat Khan Shirazi”  
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    There are calligraphic inscriptions written in various places in Arabic. These texts are said to be taken from the holy Quran. The calligrapher who inscribed the walls also left his signature which reads, “Amanat Khan Shirazi”

     

  • This magnificent monument was built over a period of two decades. It took almost 20,000 artisans to build the Taj Mahal. Thousands of elephants transported the required material to build the Taj Mahal
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    This magnificent monument was built over a period of two decades. It took almost 20,000 artisans to build the Taj Mahal. Thousands of elephants transported the required material to build the Taj Mahal

  • Did you know that the Taj Mahal changes its colour throughout the day? As this beauty is made of white marble, it changes its colour to yellow as the sun's rays strike it, and slowly by the end of the day, it changes to blue. Many people have attached poetic value to it as they believe this same happened with Shah Jahan during and after Mumtaz Mahal's death
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    Did you know that the Taj Mahal changes its colour throughout the day? As this beauty is made of white marble, it changes its colour to yellow as the sun's rays strike it, and slowly by the end of the day, it changes to blue. Many people have attached poetic value to it as they believe this same happened with Shah Jahan during and after Mumtaz Mahal's death

  • The minarets of Taj mahal were built slightly leaning outside which gives visitors a larger look. This was done to protect the main tomb from getting destroyed, if ever these pillars were to be destroyed, they would fall outwards protecting the main tomb from any architectural harm  
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    The minarets of Taj mahal were built slightly leaning outside which gives visitors a larger look. This was done to protect the main tomb from getting destroyed, if ever these pillars were to be destroyed, they would fall outwards protecting the main tomb from any architectural harm  

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