Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Waah tAAj...

TajMahal... One of the most beautiful symbols of love
Arjumand Banu Begum was a princess from the persian aristocracy. Such mesmerizing was her beauty that Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) fell in love with her. Later she was married to him and thus started one of the most popular love stories of the world. Although she was the third wife of Shah Jahan, she was his favorite and unquestionable love of his life. He  bestowed her with the name Mumtaz Mahal that means 'beloved ornament of the palace'. She was also given the highest honor of the land - the royal seal, Mehr Uzaz. It is said that her beauty was unparalleled and nothing on this earth could match her. She was serene and placid with spotless milky white skin and was the object of poetry for many poets. She proved to be a loving and caring wife to her husband. While accompanying him on one of his war expeditions, she died during childbirth and whilst on her deathbed made her last wishes to her husband to erect a monument that would symbolize their love. Such was the affection of Mumtaz Mahal that impelled Shah Jahan to build up the most admirable tombs of all times.  Now, in the name of Mumtaz Mahal stands the most exquisite monument on the earth and that monument of love, purity and beauty is called the Taj Mahal.