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Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Agra fort (Taj mahal, India)


Taj Mahal, the wonderful memorial that stands at the heart of India has a story that has been melting the hearts of millions of viewers since the time Taj has been able to be seen. A story, that although ended back in 1631, continues to live on in the form of Taj and is considered a living example of perpetual love. It's the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, two people from the course of the past who set an pattern for the people living in present and the future to come. Maghul Emperor shajahan was built the Taj mahal which  as known as Agra fort. The important Maghal monument is so decorate and It is a powerful fortress constructed of red sand stone and hence its name the “Red fort-of Agra”. Taj mahal is a peaceful site by the river of Jumna about one and a half miles away from the Agra fort on the southern of the city. The  Taj Mahal has a beautiful garden in front. The garden is the very impressing part of the complex. The garden is divided into four side with two main walkways. Each part has also divided in the four with around  walkways .  Around the garden is built the mughal style of architecture. The style of the building influenced by the Persian garden particularly as known as charbagh structure. The garden is design by india mughal emperor .It symbolizes the four flowing rivers of paradise and reflects the Persian. The Taj mahal garden is the main element of the tomb and is located at the end of the garden. The most basic feature is the enclosure of the Cultivated area. The garden is one of the fundamental original garden in Various combinations. The Persian garden consist of formal four-sided figure of water and of flow to give it life and movement. The paradise garden takes some character from originally semi homeland. The story will prove that why the statement is true. Shah Jahan, initially named Prince Khurram, was born in the year 1592. He was the son of Jehangir, the fourth Mughal emperor of India and the grandson of Akbar the Great. In 1607 when strolling down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, Shah Jahan caught a view of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. It was love at first sight and the girl was Mumtaz Mahal, who was known as Arjumand Banu Begum at that time. At that time, he was 14 years old and she was  a Muslim Persian princess. After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and stated that he wanted to marry her.

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