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Taj Mahal Facts

Taj Mahal FactsTaj Mahal was constructed between 1631 A.D and 1654 A.D. The construction is said to have been done by a workforce of 22,000 that contained among others laborers, Naqqashi laborers, painters, stonecutters, garden-layers, gardeners, embroidery artists and masons. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned its construction. It was constructed as a mausoleum for Arjumand Begum, who was re-christened Mumtaz after her marriage to Shah Jahan. It is said that Shah Jahan was very much pained by the death of his favorite wife. He constructed this mausoleum so that its pleasant site would give him solace.

The Taj Maha is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that is a subtle blend of elements from Persian, Indian and Turkish architecture. The Taj Mahal has achieved special note because of the romance of its inspiration. It is wrongly perceived that only the white domed marble mausoleum is Taj. The Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures that contains gardens, gateways, inns and a mosque.

Facts about Taj Mahal

Year of Starting of Construction 1631 A.D
Year of Completion 1654 A.D
Architects Ustad Isa, Isa Mohammad Khan, Qazim Khan, Amanat Khan and Mir Abdul Hakim among others.
Commissioner Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan Alamgir
Workforce More than 22,000
Architecture Indo-Islamic; a blend of Indian and Persian
Estimated Cost 2 Million Dollars (Inflation Unadjusted)
Height of Dome 35 Meters
Height of Minarets 40 Meters
Circumference 30 Meters
Length of Pedestal 55 Meters
Breadth of Pedestal 55 Meters
Visit Time Weeklong Except during Friday prayers

Quick Facts about Taj Mahal :

  • Legend has it that Shah Jahan had planned to construct another Taj Mahal in black marble on the other side of the river, but the war with his sons interrupted his plans.
  • Some people think that Geronimo Veroneo, an Italian, designed the Taj Mahal.
  • Supposedly, there are two staircases on the northern side of the red sandstone plinth that lead into a basement containing 17 chambers, with a third crypt in the center.
  • Some important studies feel that the Taj Mahal is sinking.
  • The name Taj Mahal when translated means "Crown Palace" or "Crown of the Palace."
  • Some think that the changing colors of the tomb depict the different moods of a woman.