Taj Mahal, the monument of love is admired by people all over the world. This beautiful monument was made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. This monument is among the Seven Wonders of the World and people from far off places come to see its beauty. This beautiful monument has some fascinating facts which you might not be aware of. So given below is a list of them.
If you observe the monument carefully, you'll find that the four minarets are tilting outwards. This was done so that in the event of a natural disaster, like an earthquake won't fall on the main ' gumbad ' or Dome, thereby ensuring the safety of the Tomb. Wow, this shows that Mughals had great knowledge in the context of structure and designs as well.
28 kinds of rare, semi-valuable and costly stones were used for inlay work in the Taj Mahal. They were brought from Sri Lanka, Tibet, China and of course a number of places in India. During the British rule, the monument was desecrated several times because of these stones and it was only in the late nineteenth century that re-establishment work was taken over.
To make sure uniform and undiminished water pressure in the fountains, the fountain pipes were not linked directly with the copper pipes which were feeding them. As an alternative, a copper pot was there under each fountain pipe so that the water first fills the pot and then only rises at the same time in the fountains. The force in the pots is maintained inequality and so in the fountains.