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Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Taj never tires

The Taj never tires. It is just as amazing every time you see it and it doesn't matter how many times you visit. Each visit is different for its colours, the season, the light and the people.This time the morning colours were sharp, in focus and so bright.The people are awed by its beauty and proud that it is part of their heritage.
 
This is the first time I visited the Taj Museum and I saw some spectacular pictures of the Taj from many centuries ago, the orders for materials and all the drawings and plans that went into creating this architectural wonder. We visited it with a little boy who was there with relatives and who engaged me in conversation for all the time we were in there. I complimented him on his English and he smiled, turned to face me and said "Your English very good too. ". He is the small one in the centre of the picture.

Ah but did you know there is a Taj Lookalike ?? More soon,

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness .. SO cute that comment at the end!

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  2. Yes, the Taj Mahal is indeed a stunning piece of architecture, like no other in this world !

    Reading your blog, I feel that your views on India are respectful and compassionate, and so, I feel that you may be able to appreciate the below-mentioned scholarly research into the origins of the Taj Mahal.

    Like most of the Islamic monuments in India, the Taj Mahal too is said to have been built over a Hindu edifice (in this case, a Shiva temple):

    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/was_the_taj_mahal_a_vedic_temple.htm


    http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/taj_oak.html


    It is also historical fact that, upon the completion of the Taj Mahal, the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan had the chief architects, engineers and craftsmen either killed, or blinded and maimed, so that they might never again create another monument to parallel the Taj !

    Some modern-day visitors to the Taj have described becoming suddenly overcome by unexplained feelings of deep sorrow, when they visited the Taj Mahal, and this may have something to do with the tragic events associated with the history of the Taj.

    Kay

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  3. You can check out my blog as well for the same, i added a few extra pictures to make it fool proof. Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple shown with Pictographic Evidence

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