Taj Mahal is the name of a monument located in Agra, India. It was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the son of Jahangir, as a mausoleum for his Persian wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal. It took 23 years to complete (1630 - 1653) and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture.
The tomb of Queen Mumtaz-ul-Zamani is a successful synthesis of many design elements. Like most Mughal tombs, its basic elements are Persian in origin. The building is a large, domed, multi-chambered structure constructed of white marble. The building is highly decorated with pietra dura artwork that includes geometric patterns, plants and flowers.
This is the final resting place for Shah-Jahan's beloved wife. A tomb that took 23 years to finish but ultimately it took only few yards of space for the Eternal Love to rest.
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dushyantkanungo (49) 2005-12-13 2:26
I am the first one here!!!!!
As I said abt your previous pic, thanks again. The Taj Mahal pics are realy rare.
Pranab do a favour and rename the images to inside the tajmahal frame.
I can bet everyone wanna see these pics, but needs a bit of help to locate them.
pablominto (53746) 2005-12-13 4:55
Taj Mahal... One of the most photographed sites outside, but rarely pictures from inside... This one is of course particularly interesting since you show the reason for the whole monument... Very interesting, TFS!
mugush (2098) 2005-12-13 16:18
Thats what i wanted see..I really wanted to see the grave.. thank you so much.
As you menssioned in you earlier in your note thats it is hard to take picture inside Taj,because of crowed.. well composed picture,,and I love this note... very informative...it is nice work.
thanks for sharing
dodic (708) 2005-12-14 14:20
Interesting photo Pranab,
I "delve" these days in the photos on this themes - tombs, pyramids and etc. and now I find this your photo. It's very interesting for me to see that kind of places around the world. Very useful note,