Vacation-Rentals Taj Mahal of India, a perfect symbol of love, a beautiful creation by the man, its beauty is beyond the scope of word. Many poets and literatures have tried to describe the beauty of Taj Mahal, but they too find them short of words. Taj Mahal is situated on the banks of River Yamuna, in Agra. It was built under the rule of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, with whom the emperor was fell in love at first sight. Taj Mahal is a synonymous symbol of love and romance, and it is mentioned in the history that the name of Taj Mahal was derived from the name of his Begum Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal is also known as Crown Palace. The exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones and the purity of the white marble make it a scenic location and make it one of the most popular sites in the world. Taj Mahal is also in the list of the 7 wonders of the World. So you must plan for a tour to the Taj Mahal of Agra. The magnificent Taj Mahal complex consists of 5 major constituents: Darwaza (The main gateway) Bageecha (The gardens) Masjid (The mosque) Naqqar Khana (The rest house) Rauza (The main mausoleum) The main gateway is situated at the end of the long watercourse. The Naqqar Khana and the Masjid are built on the sides of the Taj to maintain its symmetry. The concept of interlocking arabesque has been used in the architecture of Taj Mahal. A spectral entombment crypt inside the Taj Mahal houses the tombs of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Above these tombs is the main chamber that has the false tombs, typical of mausoleums of the Mughals. The Taj Mahal garden also known as the Charbagh Garden because all the arrangements in the garden is been done in the multiple of 4, since 4 is considered as the holiest number in Islam. The Charbagh garden is designed in Persian style, full of flowers, fruits, trees and fountains. The trees used are either of Cyprus signifying the death or fruit bearing signifying the life. In between the Taj and the gateway there is a raised marble lotus-tank, which reflects the shadow of the Taj in its waters. The main gateway of the Taj Mahal is one of the 5 constituents. The calligraphy of verses from Quran is embedded in Arabic on the borders of the main gateway. Dishevelled flowers, red lotus, and leaves adornments the sloping side of the niche formed by semi-precious stones decorated in the marble. And the white tear drop with a red trident located above the niche makes the entry more beautiful. From inside Taj Mahal is as beautiful as from the outside. All the porticos of the tomb consist of huge iwans are embedded with exquisite calligraphy. There is an elevated chamber, a crypt immediately below this and four octagonal corner rooms. In the central chamber the cenotaph of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan is placed. In the moon light the real beauty of Taj Mahal comes out. The silver shadow of the Taj Mahal in the water gives a picturesque scene that one will remember his/ her whole life. This will be a life time memory. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: