5 Fascinating Facts About The Taj Mahal You Probably Didnt Know 

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5 Fascinating Facts About The Taj Mahal You Probably Didnt Know

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.

1.
The story of the arms of all artisans being cut off by Shah Jahan is most likely a myth because the architect worked on other projects.

The architect who led the team of architects to construct the Taj Mahal laid the base of the Red fort too. Ustad Ahmed Lahauri was almost certainly the leader of the architect's team. Seeing that Shah Jehan custom-built him to work on a project after Taj means he was evidently using both his arms. Thus this is something which almost all the people are not aware of.

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2.
The minarets were constructed tilting outwards to guard the Taj against natural calamities like earthquakes.

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.

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3.
The interior of Taj is competent of blinding any goblin with its impressive decorate work.

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.

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4.
There is a special feature in the fountain to make sure uniform water pressure come out from all the fountains.

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.

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5.
Shah Jehan wanted to construct another Taj Mahal, a black Taj Mahal.

Emperor Shah Jehan is extensively believed to have preferred a mausoleum for himself similar to that of the one he had built in remembrance of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The writings of the European traveller, Tavernier talk about that Shah Jehan started to build his own tomb on the other side of the river but could not complete it as he was destructed by his own son Aurangzeb.

Thus these are the facts that most of the people are not aware of this prestigious monument.

 

 

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