I made "Taj Mahal" for my beloved wife

 I made "Taj Mahal" for my beloved wife

You can't talk about the Taj Mahal without talking about the beloved wife of Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire-everyone who already knows the background to the construction of the Taj Mahal can't help but think so. There is an inseparable relationship between Taj Mahal and Shah Jahan's beloved wives.

The Taj Mahal is a marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his late wife.

In the will of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, there is a sentence saying "I want you to put it in a fine grave that will remain in posterity", and Shah Jahan who would have made a good enough grave without leaving such a will , I was enthusiastic and created a magnificent tomb that represents India not only at that time but also in modern times.

Of course, the origin of the name "Taj Mahal" is his wife! ?

Some of you may have come to the conclusion when you introduced your wife's name earlier, but there is a theory that the name of Taj Mahal comes from his wife Mumtaz Mahal. In the first place, Mumtaz Mahal means "light of the palace" in Persian, and it is said that it was given by Shah Jahan's father, the fourth emperor Jahangir, when he became a queen.

The literal translation of the Taj Mahal means "crown of the palace," but some locals call the Taj Mahal "Bibi Ka Maqbara." "BB" is a way of calling a lady in a friendly way, and when combined with "Kar Lauza", it means "a mausoleum of a dear lady."

Taj Mahal, which was unusual in Hinduism

In fact, Hinduism generally does not build a grave when a person dies. The human soul is eternal, and graves do not make much sense to Hindus who believe in reincarnation. Even so, when he became an emperor, he sometimes built a large tomb to show off his power. However, there is no other historical example of building such a large tomb for the emperor's wife, who had virtually no power, even if she was a queen.

In that sense, you can see how sad Shah Jahan was when he lost Mumtaz Mahal. When Mumtaz Mahal died, Shah Jahan's beard was white, even though he was only 39 years old.

In addition to the symmetrical commitment, the delicate inlay work is also a highlight

The Taj Mahal is known not only for its frontal appearance, but also for its symmetrical appearance in every part of the mausoleum. When you visit, I would like you to enjoy the beauty of modeling to your heart's content, but there are many other things to see. The Taj Mahal, which has a strong impression of pure white marble, has reliefs made by carving marble in places and delicate decorations called inlay work when viewed in the immediate vicinity.

The inlaid work features an artistic pattern with black marble embedded in it and a passage from the Koran, a scripture of Islam, whose delicate beauty is worth a visit. After taking a picture of the Taj Mahal, be sure to get up close and take a look at the small decorations.

The only Taj Mahal that is "asymmetrical", the place is ...

Taj Mahal has a completely symmetrical beauty, but it is said that there is only one place in the mausoleum that is "asymmetrical". It is the place where the actual casket is enshrined, with Mumtaz Mahal, who has been sleeping there since the Taj Mahal was created, and Shah Jahan's casket next to it. The shape of the casket is slightly different in size, etc., and only here is not symmetrical.

During his lifetime, Shah Jahan dreamed of building his tomb in pairs with the Taj Mahal across the river from black marble. However, the enormous cost of the Taj Mahal ran out of national property, eventually being imprisoned by his real son, and the dream literally fell apart.