Wednesday, September 21, 2011
“Tear on the face of eternity” is a popular quote about Taj Mahal written by Rabindranath Tagore. Sometimes i amaze whether true love really exist i wonder, but when i see Taj standing on the banks of Yamuna, i always get my answer. Yes true love is there, and it is depicted in the form of this beautiful white marble mausoleum. I think Taj is the best example of the most romantic love story of all times, the
story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal died but her love, her image was apprehended in this wonderful epitome of love.
Few days back i was reading a book on Taj and i came across some really interesting facts about this monument. I would like to share these facts with you.
. It is said that after working out on the white marble Taj, Shah Jahan was intended to build another Taj but in black marble.
. Some people also believe that the main layout of Taj was designed by Geronimo Veroneo (an Italian).
. One of the most popular myth about Taj is that, this building is sinking.
. Another one is that the site where Taj is standing earlier belonged to Maharaja Jai Singh and Shah Jahan bought this place from him to construct this building.
Well these were some of the facts that i read, and thought of sharing with you. Hope you will also like them.