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4 Dec 2015 15:37

TAJ MAHAL of the seven wonders of the world. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his cherished wife, the Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The famed mausoleum complex, built over more than 20 years, is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture, which combined Indian, Persian and Islamic influences. At its center is the Taj Mahal itself, built of shimmering white marble that seems to change color depending on the sunlight or moonlight hitting its surface. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, it remains one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. Under Aurangzeb’s long rule (1658-1707), the Mughal empire reached the height of its strength. However, his militant Muslim policies, including the destruction of many Hindu temples and shrines, undermined the enduring strength of the empire and led to its demise by the mid-18th century. Even as Mughal power crumbled, the Taj Mahal suffered from neglect and disrepair in the two centuries after Shah Jahan’s death. Near the turn of the 19th century, Lord Curzon, then British viceroy of India, ordered a major restoration of the mausoleum complex as part of a colonial effort to preserve India’s artistic and cultural heritage. Today, some 3 million people a year (or around 45,000 a day during peak tourist season) visit the Taj Mahal. Air pollution from nearby factories and automobiles poses a continual threat to the mausoleum’s gleaming white marble façade, and in 1998, India’s Supreme Court ordered a number of anti-pollution measures to protect the building from deterioration. Some factories were closed, while vehicular traffic was banned from the immediate vicinity of the complex.

4 Dec 2015 15:39

20 Apr 2016 16:49

BEAUTIFUL............ TAJ MAHAL.................... SYMBOL Of TRUE LOVE ............ A Cloudiest Morning In TAJ Campus Beautiful Cloudiest view of TAJ ....... I Recently Visited The TAJ MAHAL............ Good Evening Friends Have A Nice and Joyful Day.............. Taj Mahal is A Symbol of True love Everyone Stone Used In the Construction With Love And Passion. Nowadays Everyone Stone is Telling Us The Story Word By Word of True Love Of Mughals Emprer Sahanjha and His Beloved Wife Empress Mumtaz Mahal . Sweat Memoires of Their Love Even Tajmahal the monument for Love .Its one of the Wonders of the world.. Tajmahal situated at Agra Near India's capital Newdelhi ." where there is Love

21 Apr 2016 13:12