Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Taj Mahal mausoleum and the things you did not know

Being the national symbol, a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1983, the Taj Mahal mausoleum still is sold to the gullible tourists. M.K Srivastava or also known as Natwarlal, a notorious scammer, has sold the Taj Mahal 3 times just with a few hundred thousand rupees. He disguised as government employee with contract looked very authentic. Natwarlal made 100 scams, was arrested and escaped several times. The last time, in the year of 86 years old, Natwarlal escaped from the prison on the way to hospital while sitting in a wheelchair. He disappeared since then.

We often heard that Emperor Shah Jahan requested to exscind the hands and make blind the main artisans build the Taj Mahal to make this work being unique. Historians did not find any evidence to suggest that this is a real hypothesis, however, there is a fact that the workers here often handicapped. The cause of this phenomenon was supposedly attributed to many years of continuously hard working makes their bone become ill and the eyes of those who do the carved stone work are damaged by dust.

Taj Mahal achieves perfect symmetry degree, except a single point

Upon entering the Mughal garden, you will see magnificent castle reflecting on a lake in front. Each angle of mausoleum has the pinnacles, two red stone architectures (a cathedral and a guest house) laid far from mausoleum an equal distance.

Going around the Taj Mahal, you will see the four sides of this wonder are exactly the same, with the porch and the Quran are inlaid on the white marble. This perfect design brings beauty and longevity intact for the Taj Mahal. Before the era of machinery and technology, the architects have done an almost impossible thing: bilateral symmetry along the central axis.



Mughal people consider symmetry as a symbol of balance and harmony in their empire. Surprisingly, the single point disproportionate is laid in the tomb of the person who erected this impressive project: the tomb of Queen Mumtaz is laid in the middle of the mausoleum while the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan breaks the symmetry. According to legend, the emperor wanted to build Black Taj mausoleum for himself, but could not finish. Therefore, his tomb in the Taj Mahal was not calculated from the beginning, it was added later.

Many times be destroyed

Emperor has expired 32 crore (equivalent to 53 billion of rupee or US $ 877 million under current exchange rates) to complete the Taj Mahal. This work uses many rare materials from the Makrana marble of Rajasthan, lapis from Central Asia, and needs up to 1,000 elephants to transport the materials. However, this put the Taj Mahal in danger when the Mughal empire collapsed in the 18th century. The Jat (a Hindu community in North India having a dislike to the Mughal) looted this place in 1764, stole 2 silver doors of the palace. When occupying, the British colonists unloaded all the hand-woven carpet and gaudy gems. Lord Bentinck, the first Governor of India, also had intent of selling mausoleum to make the fragmented marble. Fortunately, this plan was not carried out.

Then, the Taj Mahal became a partying place of the British. By the beginning of the 19th century, the golden carvings on the roof were replaced with copper. Lord Curzon, the governor of India (1899-1905), ordered to restore the tomb and the surrounding garden. He also donated to the Taj Mahal a huge ceiling light.

The false rumors

We often heard that Emperor Shah Jahan requested to exscind the hands and make blind the main artisans build the Taj Mahal to make this work being unique. Historians did not find any evidence to suggest that this is a real hypothesis, however, there is a fact that the workers here often handicapped. The cause of this phenomenon was supposedly attributed to many years of continuously hard working makes their bone become ill and the eyes of those who do the carved stone work are damaged by dust.

This is a beautiful tomb, you will feel excited and have some treaties while visiting it, start a trip to visit the Taj Mahal mausoleum right in the near future to explore the beauty and listen more stories about it./