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India has been distinguished over the years by its beautiful nature and its rule by many ruling families. These families built their own architectural styles, the most famous of which is the construction of the Taj Mahal, and the Taj Mahal is an Islamic architectural masterpiece which is in fact a very beautiful grave constructed by a king in fulfillment of his wife who loved him so much And for the crown of a story, it is still present, visited by millions of tourists, to get to know this unique architectural style.
Taj Mahal site
The mausoleum of the Taj Mahal is located south of the city of Accra or Agra in northwest India, and this mausoleum was built in 1632 by order of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in fulfillment of his wife Princess Mumtaz Mahal or the Taj Mahal who he loved madly, and the shrine was named this name in relation to the wife of the emperor who was It is called Mumtaz Mahal, and its construction was completed in 1648 A.D. The Emperor’s wife died in 1631 AD during birth, and the Mughal ruler was deeply saddened by her death, and for this he decided to build a mausoleum suitable for her.
Highlights of the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal Features:
- The Taj Mahal mausoleum was designed and built by the most famous architects, Issa Shirazi and Amanullah Khan Shirazi, and it dominated the Persian, Islamic, Indian, and Turkish character.
- The mausoleum was built of white marble, which was brought from Jiddahpur in India. The white alabaster gave the building a luxurious style that quickly becomes colored with sunrise and sunset. It also colores during the summer and winter times, and what distinguishes this building when it is seen is the large dome, which is the most important corner in it Beneath it lies the tomb of both the emperor and his wife, Taj Mahal, and from inside the building is distinguished by the luxury and beauty of the inscriptions inspired by Islamic art.
- The aesthetic of the building and the surrounding stream of water, fountains, gardens, trees, etc., in front of the shrine there is a water table that reflects the image of the building on it, except for the types of trees and flowers that surround it, which color during the day from dawn to sunset.
- The building of the mausoleum was adopted in the setting of isotopes, so what corresponds to the thing on the right is matched to the north, as the visitor sees the minarets on the right, opposite to other minarets that are similar in number and shape in the north, and even the inscriptions from inside are also symmetrical.
- The Taj Mahal was built on a base of alabaster that rises above the ground and from the level of the garden that surrounds it. By many thieves.