Everyone knows the Taj Mahal as it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This glorious structure symbolizes purity, love and pain, like no other architecture does.
Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore called the Taj Mahal “a tear drop on the cheek of time.”
Taj Mahal, built in Agra, India, has many stories revolving around it. Let us look at some of the interesting facts about Taj Mahal.
1) Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had the Taj Mahal built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his third wife, whom he held precious. Mumtaz Mahal died in the process giving birth to the fourteenth child of the emperor in 1631. Legend has it that Shah Jahan, who considered his empress an integral part of his life, was broken after her death, and within just a few months, his hair and beard grew snow white, such was the terrible impact of the demise upon him.