October 19, 2010

Taj Mahal- The Symbol of Love...!!


History speaks for itself and I suppose everyone who has seen this mesmerising monument would agree to it. I am also sure that I need not discuss history here as everyone knows in detail the reason behind its creation and the stories attached to it.

On my visit to New Delhi last year I made sure to add Agra and Jaipur into my itinerary. However, due to lack of time I had to cut off Jaipur, but didnt want to miss The Wonder. The first view that I had of the breathtaking marble structure made me spell bound. The closer I went, more visible were the beautiful works all over it. Passages from the Quran have been used as decorative elements all over the spectacular stucture.




This wonder of the world which is also a UNESCO World heritage site has been beautifully set up in a huge garden area, and with the river Yamuna in its background, I must say that this is the most beautiful monument I have ever seen in my life.With a mixture of Persian, Islamic and Indian architecture this stunning mausoleum is definitely and truly a man made wonder.


This is what Emporer Shah Jahan himself had to say about The Taj :

Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator's glory.

 

The green pastures, the blue sky, the tall minarets, the beautiful white tomb and the unbelievable carvings surely makes Taj Mahal the most beautiful creation by man-kind. No wonder the emporer himself and his eternal love rests peacefully inside his own creation.

No reccomedations or suggestions are required to visit this wonder of the world and one need not be a history buff or an architectural enthusiast to admire a fabulous monument. As I sign this off, the great words by John Keats runs into my mind... A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever...!! 


Signing Note: This symbol of eternal love is truly a stunner...!!


Route : New Delhi- Faridabad- Agra

Distance: 205 kms





18 comments:

  1. very nice account of Taj, good pics with clouds..i have been there so many times yet can go again....

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    1. Thanks a lot. One can never get enough of this magnificent creation.

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  2. This is ONE EXQUISITE MONUMENT. I've been there only once and that day it was misty so I don't have a great picture of this place, but it sure looked extra beautiful with the mist hugging it.
    Lovely pictures, Niranjan.

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    1. Thanks a lot. Supposedly in the mornings the monument is covered with mist and a pink hue. Have read it is a stunning sight.

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  3. Lovely pics of a grand monument, Niranjan!

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  4. Wonderful pictures...one of the wonders of the world that stands high to sing the saga of love..

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  5. Great post! Wonderful captures!!

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  6. Yet to visit this great monument! :(

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  7. Taj Mahal is very beautiful place. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I know its history in detail because it is one of my most favorite destinations. Its white marble attracts every one. It has breathtaking scenery. I have visited it before going to washington bus tours. I think I am very lucky to visit it. Indeed it is a magical monument which fascinates its visitors.

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