Taj Mahal is the “the embodiment of love”, “a testimonial of vast beauty”. Words can’t describe the beauty of Taj mahal. Taj the thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal Architecture of Agra is not just its extraordinary beauty, but the vast love which was the reason behind its edifice. Mughal monarch Shah Jahan got this tombstone constructed in the reminiscence of his adored wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. It is deemed that the name “Taj Mahal” was originated from the name of Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal and means “Crown Palace”. Taj Mahal is the sign of eternal love and romance, also leaves visitors enthrall and everlastingly enchanted.
The material for construction was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a armada of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. The Taj rises on a high scarlet sandstone foundation crested by a gigantic white marble porch on which rests the famous arena flanked by four tapering minarets. Within the dome lies the jewel-inlaid commemorative of the queen. So superb is the workmanship that the Taj has been portrayed as “having been designed by giants and finished by jewellers”. The only uneven object in the Taj is the coffer of the sovereign which was built beside the queen’s as an afterthought.
At the threshold of sunrise when the first beams of the sun hits the arena of this marathon monument, it radiates like a blissful domicile, veiled in intense golden. And then at twilight, basking in the grandeur of moon, it burnishes like a flawlessly engraved diamond; emerging as if straight out of some delightful anecdote, leaving the viewers fascinated by its sagacity of opulence. Nothing short of an architectural miracle. The prosperous gorgeousness of this visual treat turns intuitive when one hears the taj mahal story. It was designed by the Iranian designer Ustad Isa and it is best valued when the structural design and its embellishments are tied to the enthusiasm that inspired it.
The dome is made of pallid marble, but the crypt is set against the plain across the river and it is this milieu that works its magic of colors that, through their manifestation, change the outlook of the Taj. The colors vary at different hours of the day and during different seasons. Like a gemstone, the Taj glitters in moonlight when the semi-precious sandstones inlaid into the white marble on the main tomb grab the shine of the moon. The Taj is pinkish when sunup, chalky white in the sunset and blond when the moon shines. These changes, they say, describe the different moods of lady. Different people have different scrutiny of the Taj but it would be adequate to say that the Taj has a life of its own that soars out of marble. As an architectural masterwork, nothing could be affixed or deducted from it.