The Legacy of the Taj Mahal

July 13, 2010 :: Posted by - TravelPro :: Category - Entertainment

The story of the construction of the Taj  Mahal is one of the most beautiful love stories in the world. Shah Jahan met Mumtaz Mahal and fell in love when he was very young, but five years later they were married in 1612. They were very happy together. He gave her the name Mumtaz Mahal, which means “Jewel of the Palace.”

However, Mumtaz Mahal died from complications while giving birth to their fourteenth child. Shah Jahan was heartbroken even though the end of a very successful military campaign was drawing near. He ordered the court into mourning for two whole years.

Soon after her death, he began the construction of the Taj Mahal to remember her by. The construction took 22 years and over 22,000 workers. This beautiful building is said to be Mumtaz Mahal’s last wish. Today, it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most popular vacation sites in the world.

One Response to “The Legacy of the Taj Mahal”

  1. bare back skateboards Says:

    It is a lovely story of love at least at first. If you know the full story and that he worked many of those 22k laborers to death it puts a new spin on it.