Published On: Tue, Apr 12th, 2016

10 Amazing facts regarding the Taj Mahal



Taj Mahal the sign of true love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the spot of attraction of tourists and also most visited place. Showcasing a stunning combination of Islamic, Persian and Indian architecture, this momentous wonder was constructed in more than 22 years, with the aid of almost 20000 workers. Regardless of its fame, there are a number of facts which people still are not familiar with regarding the Taj Mahal.

Here is a list involving some of the points that’d definitely improve your information regarding this marble mausoleum:

People won’t believe but the replicas of the Taj Mahal also exist. Although they are not as breathtaking as the original Taj, but Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad and Taj Mahal in Bangladesh is relatively a work of art!

Mumtaz Mahal, was the third wife of Shah Jahan, was earlier recognized by the name Arjumand Bano Begum.

Mumtaz Mahal was died giving birth to Shah Jahan’s 14th child.

To construct the Taj Mahal, almost 1000 elephants were used that transported the construction material from one place to another.

Taj Mahal is decorated with a range of 28 kinds of valuable and semi-precious stones.

Relying on what spell of the day it is and whether or not it is a moonlit night, Taj Mahal comes into sight with diverse colors.

As wandering in Taj Mahal multifaceted, you can watch a lot of verses of Quran written everywhere.

Mumtaz Mahal’s real tomb holds almost 99 diverse names of Allah characterized as calligraphic writings.

The stuff for the building of Taj Mahal was brought from various areas and countries, such as Punjab, Rajasthan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, china, Tibet and Arabia.

It is said that Shah Jahan desired to build another Taj Mahal employing black marble but he could not do so, due to elevating wars with his sons.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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