The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal is a grave mosque in the city of Agra which lies in the federal state of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahal is probably one of the best known places of interest in completely India. The mosque has 22 domes, is 58 metres high and was built on a 100 times 100-metre-platform of marble. The words the Taj Mahal mean so many like crowns of palace. Before the mosque an about 18 hectare garden with the numerous cypresses in whose middle a long water washbasin was placed applies. The Great Mogul let the Taj Mahal build Shah Jahan, around his late main woman Mumtaz Mahal to memory. Of the construction works began in 1631 and lasts during 17 years. More than 20,000 workers were involved in the construction, among you numerous architects. The perfect mixture of Indian and Persian architecture is to be owed to the Persian architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori who was decisively involved in this construction.
The building materials were got from completely Asia, for the transport were often used more than 1000 elephants. The mostly used materials for the construction of the Taj Mahal were marble, red sandstone, semiprecious stones and precious stones, like diamonds, jade, sapphires (in whole 28 different). The marble is decorated almost at every place with patterns, besides, were still used to precious stones and semiprecious stones.
According to a widespread history the second mosque of black marble should be still built. This should be the last place of rest for the Great Mogul Shah Jahan, however, it was never built. Shah Jahan died in 1666 as a prisoner, because his son had stripped of power him and was buried beside his main woman Mumtaz Mahal.
Since 1983 the Taj Mahal belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage. On account of his harmonious proportions in the Mogul style it belongs to the most important and nicest constructions of the Islamic art. The Taj Mahal is not only a popular place of interest for tourists, but also serves Muslim citizens as a prayer site and is often visited by Indian couples which have just married. A visit of freshly married married couples should strengthen your love and help to a long, happy love relationship.