The Grandiose Taj Mahal and its Secrets

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is the most beautiful building in the world. In 1631 the emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth. The white marble mausoleum at Agra has become the monument of a man’s love for a woman. The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh.


The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. It’s recognized architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow; such as arches and domes further, increases the aesthetic aspect. The color combination of lush green scape reddish pathway and blue sky over it showcases the monument in ever-changing tints and moods. The relief work in marble and inlay with precious and semi-precious stones make it a monument apart.

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Apart from its external design, the interior design inside the Taj Mahal tells its own story of the world. The details are very intricately done which is quite fascinating that makes it more exquisite and wonderful. The façade that would lead to you to those sophisticated chambers is indescribable. The jail or octagonal the marble screen is made from eight panels are carved unbelievably without missing any single detail of it that borders the cenotaph respectively. The radiating corridors on the ground floor connect the main hall with the corner rooms. Barring the southern side, all the other sides have been closed with screens divided into small compartments filled with glass pieces. This glass work is seen on all the external sides of the tomb as well as on the upper story. The glass pieces show amazing uniformity and have been very skillfully manufactured. They appear slightly milky in color to give a translucent look rather than transparent. The mortuary hall is an example of wonderful architecture and a great finish. The panels on its dados have beautiful floral designs in high relief or carve-relieve with the borders in inlaid conventionalized motifs. An exquisitely developed marble jail screen (called Jhajjhari) encloses the monument. The inlay work on its borders and the graceful jails are one the highs of medieval architecture.


But, there are many speculation theories regarding Taj Mahal. A few historians and researchers do not accept the romantic love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. In this article, we shall discuss a few hidden secrets of Taj Mahal which will shock you. These secrets do question the historical description of Taj Mahal.

  • The true story of Taj Mahal, the fort was originally a temple of Lord Shiva built by the early Rajputs of Agra. The temple was then conquered by Shah Jahan when he won a battle against the Rajputs. This is a very challenging secret of Taj Mahal which is not yet given any authenticity by any government bodies.
  • Taj Mahal, like any historic fort, has many secret passages and rooms. There are many rooms in the fort or tomb, these are supposedly kept closed since the time of Shah Jahan. According to researchers, these rooms contain proof that the tomb was a temple of Lord Shiva. Some also say that one of the rooms contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva. Whatever the truth is, but this is a very mystery filled secret of Taj Mahal.

    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal

  • Taj Mahal, like any historic fort, has many secret passages and rooms. There are many rooms in the fort or tomb, these are supposedly kept closed since the time of Shah Jahan. According to researchers, these rooms contain proof that the tomb was a temple of Lord Shiva. Some also say that one of the rooms contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva. Whatever the truth is, but this is a very mystery filled secret of Taj Mahal.

An essence of love and dedication, Taj Mahal is the India’s richest splendid architecture during Mughal era. To get an incredible experience to cherish, a visit to Taj Mahal is a must. The first impression impacts on the people are its glittering white marbles. Unlike a pearl, it shines all the day, making every visitors enthralled. One can also be fascinated with its antique interiors that were used to build it. It is the biggest as well as the richest monument of Shah Jahan, built in the dedication of deep love with his beloved wife, Mumtaz. It was the dire wish of Mumtaz to make a memorial and left some remains for the upcoming generation.


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