It was built by Mughal emperor shah jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, with construction starting in 1632 ad and completed in 1648 ad, with the mosque, the guest house, and the main gateway on the south, the outer courtyard, and its cloisters were added subsequently and completed in 1653 ad.
Why Was Taj Mahal Built?
Taj Mahal was built as a symbol of love by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who passed away during the birth of their fourteenth child in 1631. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It is considered one of the world’s seven wonders and the most beautiful monument of Indian architecture.
The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 under the rule of Shah Jahan. It took twenty-two years and more than twenty thousand workers to complete this marvelous monument. It is said that Shah Jahan wanted to build a memorial that would befit his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. He wanted to immortalize her memory as a symbol of their undying love for each other.
The Taj Mahal is known for its intricate details and craftsmanship. It is adorned with semi-precious stones, intricate carvings, and calligraphy. The intricate details of the monument are said to have resulted from Shah Jahan’s immense love for his wife. The memorial stands as a tribute to the beauty of Mumtaz Mahal, whom