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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Place Around the World- The Tadj Mahal-India

Taj Mahal (play / tɑ dʒ məhɑ ː ː l / , Hindi: ताज महल, Urdu: تاج محل "crowns the building", pronounced [ta ː dʒ məɦəl], also "the Taj" ) is a tomb in Agra, India. This is one of the largest buildings in the world. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is generally considered one of the most beautiful building in the world and regarded as a symbol of eternal love.

Taj Mahal in India is one of the wonders of the world and is one of the most grave of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built in honor of his favorite queen Mumtaz Mahal. Located in Agra, the white marble for the creation of this symbol of love and is a highlight of the famous Mughal architecture.

The story goes that the emperor the pain when he hit his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal lost. It took thousands of artisans, artists, and to build more than twenty years. L 'mason chisel, carving, engraving, calligraphy, painting and others from all over the kingdom and from Iran and Central Asia. Stones used for decorative applications. But later, the tomb of Shah Jahan also. This is a major tourist attraction with one or two million tourists who visit each year

Taj Mahal is the best example of Mughal architecture combining style elements from Persian, Islamic and Indian architectural styles.
In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble tomb is the most popular components of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and completed about 1653, serving thousands of artists and craftsmen The development of the Taj Mahal. entrusted to the Executive Board of the Chamber of Architects under the control of the empire, including Abd-ul Karim Khan Ma'mur, Makramat Khan and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri Lahauri is widely regarded as the chief designer

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