Taj Mahal Love Story

A love story which has been very extensively published, displayed through photographs and adapted on screen is an ordinary love story of two lovers who survived to make their love eternal into a white- marbled monument. Though Taj Mahal, undoubtedly the symbol of love is years old and has been standing amidst changing seasons and over whelming crowd every day, the love story behind its construction is of an essential value which cannot be denied.

Story Behind Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal: their love story is alive in the world till today through the magnificent structure that stands as a testimony to their pious love.

Prince Khurram who is better known as Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum who is better known as Mumtaz Mahal are two lovers the world and history will never forget. Their story is the one capable of melting hearts, however rigid they are and of bending opinions however old they are.

Great passion and grief denote the construction of Taj Mahal as an entity of love. Falling in love at first sight and then moulding it into a pious bond of marriage is the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Both of them shared a strong bond and were truly close companions to each other. They had fourteen children together and their life was floating in a lovely manner. While giving birth to their fourteenth child, Mumtaz Mahal died at Burhanpur. This loss was unbearable by Shah Jahan. He found it harsh to live without his beloved wife.

At a stage in life after losing his beloved wife, Shah Jahan chose to express his sorrow through a piece of architecture. Six months after the death of Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan left central India where he had struggling against the neighbouring kingdoms who had turned hostile and were taking undue advantage of his grief- stricken state of mind. He came to Agra with his wife’s death body.

Here in Agra, he acquired a piece of land at the bend of River Yamuna and on January 9, 1632, the body of his beloved wife was raised into a tomb, thus; laying the foundation of this symbol of eternal love.

“The chosen one of this Palace” a title which Shah Jahan bestowed upon his beloved Mumtaz Mahal after their marriage is engraved on her tomb as well. Facts also point that during the construction of the Taj Mahal, the body of the queen was transferred to a crypt surrounded by a gold railing for the King to come and spend time in solace with his lost beloved. Adjusting these facts with the reality which imposes itself, the Taj Mahal met its completion in almost twelve years.

And, today too the Taj stands as an unusual commemoration of the memory of the beloved wife of an Emperor who found it hard to face the loss of his beloved so spend his years creating this magnificent emblem of love where he decide to get laid beside his wife after his death.

Thus, this extraordinary love story paves an inevitable path for everybody on this planet to come and witness this emblem of love at least once in a lifetime.

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