The original tomb of Shah Jahan’s begum Mumtaz is in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, 493 miles away from Agra. She died in 1631 while giving birth to her 14th child, a daughter named GauharAra Begum, in Burhanpur. Actually, Shah Jahan went to Burhanpur to suppress the rebellion of Lodhi, At that time Mumtaz was pregnant and even though she escorted her husband to Burhanpur. Shah Jahan had three wives and his favourite one was Begum Mumtaz who had been the mother of 14 of his 16 children. Shah Jahan ascended the throne in 1628 and assigned Arjumand the title of MumtazMahal. One day he swore by placing his hand on Mumtaz's grave at Burhanpur that he would build a tomb in her memory that would not be equal to any other in the world. It was to her loving memory that the TajMahal was constructed on the bank of river Yamuna. Her original tomb was also built on the bank of river Tapti in Burhanpur. It is said that Shah Jahan wished that a grand building should be built in memory of Mumtaz on the bank of river Tapti. Shah Jahan called the craftsmen from Iran to Zainabad. The craftsmen inspected the Tapti river and refused to build any building at this place. That prompted the emperor to turn towards Agra for the construction of his wife's tomb. The land where the TajMahal exists was purchased from Raja Jai Singh, grandson of Raja Man Singh. From Burhanpur, Mumtazs funeral was brought to Agra after six months and reburied tentatively in a garden near the current mosque inside the TajMahal premise. While transferring and tentative burying it was ensured to preserve the dead body by applying various paste to the body for preserving it for a long duration. It took 17 years for the construction of the main mausoleum and in the remaining five years mosque, JamatKhana, garden and outer boundary were constructed. As soon as the main mausoleum was construed her dead body was reburied inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Taj Mahal. Craftsmen were invited from Italy, France, Turkey and Iran for the construction of the TajMahal. You will be acquainted with many more facts about its history by your Taj Mahal tour guide.
The chief architect Ustad Isa Effendi from Shiraz city of Iran designed the TajMahal with the team of twenty thousand artisans who worked consistently for twenty-two years. The invincible foundation of the TajMahal is 17.5-metre depth as per ground penetration radar method, made of ebony tree, known for higher density than water, remain unaffected from termite and moisturizer. This wood retains strength with the increase in the moisturizer that is why it is said that in coming years the TajMahal will become younger with an increase in the water level of Yamuna. Ebony wood, mortar, bricks, iron and stones were used in the foundation construction of the TajMahal. Brick kilns were set at the worksite for preparing bricks using sand and clay. That time all measurements were done using bamboo and jute ropes. Series of 64 x 84 wooden wells were constructed beneath the foundation of the TajMahal and they were filled with iron, sand, mortar, lime and stone dust. Debris of stone, sand and lime were used in filling the gap between the wells. After constructing the foundation the network of piers and arches were constructed over it so that a load of the TajMahal can be distributed equally on the foundation of wells. Your local tour guide for the Taj Mahal will brief you with more information about its foundation. White marble from Makrana is the main building material for the TajMahal and it was inlaid with semi-precious stones mainly Cornelian, Lapizlazulu, Jasper, Sapphire, Turquoise, Jate and Crystal.
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· For half-day Agra local sightseeing by (4hrs) INR 1800 USD 25.
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WHY BOOK WITH TOUR GUIDE AGRA COMPANY.
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·Approved by Govt of India.
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