Top 15+ Interesting Facts about the Taj Mahal – You Must Know
The most beautiful Taj Mahal in the world is counted among the seven wonders of the world. Today you will know those things about Taj Mahal which you have hardly heard. The Taj Mahal is a mystery in itself and today you will know so many Interesting Facts about the Taj Mahal about it. Even today there are many such questions which are related to the Taj Mahal but no one has the answer to it.
Fact No. 1
Bill Clinton: When former US President Bill Clinton came to India, he also saw the Taj Mahal. When he saw the Taj Mahal, he just said the same thing, there are two types of people in the world. On the one hand those people who have seen the Taj Mahal and on the other those people who have not seen the Taj Mahal.
Fact No. 2
What you see in the Taj Mahal is often not the front part of the Taj Mahal but the back part. Because the front part of the Taj Mahal is on the banks of the river, which is not shown to any person. Shah Jahan wanted the main gate of the Taj Mahal to be on the bank of the river.
Fact No. 3
It is said that the Taj Mahal is so beautiful that the king did not want it to be rebuilt, so King Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal had the hands of his laborers cut off.
Fact No. 4
You all know that Charminar has been built around the Taj Mahal. But Shah Jahan did this but the four minarets of the Taj Mahal are not straight but are slightly inclined. Because Shah Jahan did not want any of these minarets to fall on the Taj Mahal if there was an earthquake.
Fact No. 5
Everyone knows that the biggest tower of India is Qutub Minar. But the height of Taj Mahal is more than the height of Qutub Minar. While the height of Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters, on the other hand the height of Taj Mahal is 73 meters.
Fact No. 6
Many palaces have been built in the world and calligraphy has been written on all. But the sports biography that has been written on the Taj Mahal is considered to be the best.
“O Soul, thou art at rest.
Return to the Lort at
peace to the Lord at
He at peace with you”
– Written in Thuluth script, by Abdul Haq
Fact No. 7
The special type of marble used to make the Taj Mahal was imported from many countries such as Sri Lanka, Punjab, Arabia, China, Rajasthan, Tibet, etc.
Fact No. 8
It took about 22 years to build the Taj Mahal, it was started in 1631, which was completely completed in 1653. In which more than thousands of elephants and several thousand laborers were employed.
Fact No. 9
It is said that in the revolt of 1857, the British had done a lot of damage to the Taj Mahal and removed the very precious rattan from inside it by uprooting it from the wall of the Taj Mahal.
Fact No. 10
The one you see above the Taj Mahal was made of a precious metal like gold. But it was later replaced with a metal urn.
Fact No. 11
Its base was kept strong while the Taj Mahal was built. Certain types of wood were used to make the base of the Taj Mahal. The longer the wood stays in water, the stronger it gets. For this reason the Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the river. Those woods get their water from the river Yamuna.
Fact No. 12
Shah Jahan also wanted to build a black colored Taj Mahal in front of the place where the white Taj Mahal was built. But this cannot be said on the basis of facts because at present no such facts exist.
Fact No. 13
A writer Purushottam Nagesh claimed that there was a Shiva temple before the Taj Mahal. However, his point was not accepted in the Supreme Court. And yet no such fact exists
Fact No. 14
It is said that the idea to build the Taj Mahal was taken from Humayun’s tomb. Humayun was the grandfather of Shah Jahan.
Fact No. 15
Taj Mahal is one of the historical building of India. That is why in the Second World War and when the war between India and Pakistan was going on, the Taj Mahal was surrounded with bamboo bats. So that the Taj Mahal can be protected.
Fact No. 16
Some buildings that look almost similar to the Taj Mahal have also been built in different countries. In India too, Bibi Ka Maqbara looks almost a bit like the Taj Mahal.
Fact No. 17
The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in the name of Mumtaz. At the age of only 14, Shah Jahan married Mumtaz, at that time he was only 13 years old. When Mumtaz turned 38, she was about to give birth to the 14th child, in the meantime she died.