Seven wonders in this world, one of which Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is famous in the world for its love. It is said that love lasts for lifetimes.
A symbol that immortalizes two loved ones even after they die. Even today many people come from various countries only to visit the Taj Mahal. Let’s know some interesting facts about the Taj Mahal.
Taj mahal Timing: Taj Mahal Opening Time is 6:30 am. And the closing time is 6:30 pm.
Taj Mahal Entry Fee
For Indians: 510 Rs.
Foreigners: 750 Rs.
Entry Fee of Indians and Foreigners Child: 500 Rs.
History of Taj Mahal
Arjumand Bano Begum was married to Shahjahan in 1612. Shah Jahan conferred Mumtaz with the title of “Mumtaaz Mahal”. Because she was so beautiful. Since then she became famous as Mumtaz Mahal.
She died while giving birth to the 14th child. She (Mumtaz Mahal Children) has 8 boys and 6 girls. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in her memory. See Mumtaz and Shajahan images here.
Some Unknown Facts About Taj Mahal
1. Do you know that 37 people had prepared the map of the Taj Mahal?
2. We all know that Shahjahan’s wife’s name was Mumtaz Mahal. This is not true, The original name of Mumtaz Mahal was “Arjumand Bano Begum”. Arjumand Bano Begum was awarded the title of Mumtaz Mahal by Shahjahan. Because she was so beautiful. This one fact from Taj Mahal facts.
3. The first time, Shahjahan met Mumtaz in Meena Bazaar.
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4. 99 names of Allah are written on Mumtaz’s tomb.
5. Taj Mahal has been built on more than 1000 wells.
6. The first selfie with the Taj Mahal was taken by George Harrison.
7. Perhaps you will be surprised to know that there is a Taj Mahal in our Uttar Pradesh also maybe not as beautiful but the structure is the same. Yes, even today some people love their wives very much. Faizal Hasan has built this tomb in memory of his wife.
8. Inspired by the Taj Mahal, a 20-story hotel has been renovated, named Taj Arabia.
9. Twelve thousand people visit the Taj Mahal every day.
10. There is no light connection in the Taj Mahal even today.
11. The fountains in the Taj Mahal start and stop together.
12. Taj Mahal is built over the river Yamuna. That’s why there is the wood of Ebony and mahogany is used in the foundation of the Taj Mahal. These are wood that does not deteriorate on by moisture but become stronger.
13. During the war between India and Pakistan, the Taj Mahal was covered with bamboo.
14. Apart from Mumtaz, Shah Jahan also had many other wives.
15. Mumtaz died while giving birth to her fourteenth child.
16. When Mumtaz died during childbirth, Mumtaz’s body was dug in Berhampur. After the Taj Mahal is half ready, Mumtaz’s body will be taken to Agra and dig in the Taj Mahal’s garden. And when the Taj Mahal was completely ready, then his tomb was built, which is still seen in the Taj Mahal.
17. It is heard that at the time of dying Mumtaz had taken two promises from Shah Jahan. The first is that he will build such a memorable building for him like no other building in the world. Second they won’t marry anyone.
18. 32 crores rupees were spent to build the Taj Mahal during the Shahjahan period. If the Taj Mahal is built today, it will cost 56 Arab 60 crores rupees.
19. When the Taj Mahal was built, then precious stones, gemstones were placed in its sculpture. Those diamonds and gemstones were taken away by the British when they left India.
20. Sangamar stones were erected on the buildings near the Taj Mahal to make it look as if those buildings were built with the Taj Mahal.
21. Do you know that during the time of Shahjahan, people had to cross the river Yamuna to reach the Taj Mahal?
22. The best calligraphy in the world is done at the Taj Mahal. It is written on the entry gate of the Taj Mahal that
“हे आत्मा! तुम ईश्वर के पास विश्राम करो| ईश्वर के पास शांति से रहो तथा उसकी परम शांति तुम पर बरसे|”
This calligraphy is in the “Thuluth” script. Abdul Haq was called by Shahjahan from Iran. Seeing his artistry, he was awarded the title of “Amanat Khan”.
23. A building like the Taj Mahal is located in Madhya Pradesh, whose architecture is like the Taj Mahal, it was built by Azam Shah for his mother Dilbas Banu Begum in the 16th century. It is famous as “Bibi Ka Maqbara”.
24. When Aurangzeb asked Shahjahan’s last wish, on the imprisonment of Shah Jahan. Then they said that they should be kept in such a place from where they can see the Taj Mahal.
25. We have read in science that when you look at your object from a distance, it looks small and as you go near to the object, it looks larger. But the Taj Mahal also failed science, because the Taj Mahal is looking larger when seen from a distance and looks small from closer.
Some Mysterious Secrets of the Taj Mahal
1. The mystery of the Taj Mahal related to its height. Qutub Minar, the tallest building in India, has a height of 72.5 meters. While the height of the Taj Mahal is 73 meters. That is, the Taj Mahal is 5 meters higher than the Qutub Minar. So why is it that Qutub Minar is included in India’s highest building while the Taj Mahal is not.
2. Shah Jahan ordered to cut off the hands of those who built the Taj Mahal. Because they didn’t want anyone to build a building like this. So workers left a hole in the Taj Mahal to take revenge from Shahjahan so that moisture in the Taj Mahal remains and the Taj Mahal would quickly deteriorate.
3. After the Taj Mahal, those laborers also built many more buildings such as the Red Fort. So to date, no evidence has been found of which of these things are true. Still, this is a mystery of the Taj Mahal.
4. Shah Jahan wanted to build a black Taj Mahal. But to date no evidence is found, it is also a mystery of the Taj Mahal.
5. P.N. Oak has written in his book “Taj Mahal: The True Story” that under the Taj Mahal is the Shiva Linga. And the government has banned this book. Now how much truth in it, it remains a mystery of the Taj Mahal to date.
6. The Kalash which was placed on the top of the Taj Mahal was gold. But now it has been changed to bronze. But this is still a mystery of the Taj Mahal.
These facts have been heard by the local people, the proof of some of them is not known.
Images are taken from Views-of-Taj-mahal and Flickr.com