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. 




15 comments:

  1. Taj images are wonderful.

    About Arjumand, she died while giving birth to the 14th child of Shahjahan, thus in a way, Taj Mahal is also a symbol asking for family planning. If only he that knowldege, may be his beloved wife wouldn't have died!

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    1. A different way of interpreting Tajmahal... NICE :)

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  2. Excellent pics..:-) Thanks for sharing.:-)

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  3. @Palak, @A Homemaker's Utopia:
    Thank you :)

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  4. Excellent information. This site definitely explains essential concepts to its readers. Thanks for continuing to write such wonderful articles. God bless.

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  5. Great Clicks!!!
    Especially first one :):)

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  6. 4th pic is the best!!!
    from my artistic point of view...
    It shows 2 emotions at the same time by means of The TAJ and the dried tree!

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    1. I just wanted to give a personalized touch to my pic :)
      I am glad you liked it!!!

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  7. breath taking pictures. honestly, I almost forgot how to breathe.

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  8. @Steel Beams London, @shashi, @Christopher Capitulo, @Marc de la Buena :
    THANK YOU :))

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  9. hey really nice pix man,truely the symbol of love..,deeply loving someone always pays man...

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  10. @Rajesh, @cutegal :
    Thank you :)

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