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The Taj Mahal – grief-stricken Shah Jahan’s imagination of his dearest wife Mumtaz’s home in paradise– is an epitomic of how a man could love a woman so much that his devotion can turn into one of the greatest wonders of the world. Here’s a pictorial representation on some interesting facts about the Taj Mahal.
It took 22.000 workers (including masons, calligraphers, labourers, painters, stonecutters, embroidery artists) 22 years to shape 28 different varieties of marble, precious and semi precious stones brought from Rajasthan, Punjab, China, Tibet, Afghanistan, Srilanka, & Arabia into one of the most emblematic monuments of the world: The Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal changes its colour as the day progresses – shy pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night. It is believed the changing colours actually mean changing mood of women
The four minarets of the Taj Mahal were built slightly outside the plinth area so that on the event of an earthquake or any other disaster, the minarets would fall away, without harming the main structure.
The Taj Mahal was built at a whopping investment of 32 million rupees. It is visited by approx – 3 – 4 million visitors annually. Around 1000 elephants were employed to transport the construction material of the Taj Mahal
For more awesome and interesting artworks on the Taj Mahal, visit the page