Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna River. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance, also leaves visitors mesmerized and perpetually enthralled.
A Monument of Love is an historical movie. In 1607 India is ruled by the Mughal Empire where Khurram, son of the Emperor, wants to marry Arjumand but although the Emperor gives his blessings, his manipulative stepmother Nurjahan forbids it becauses she wants her daughter to be the next queen. Khurram refuses to marry her daughter and relinquishes his status as crown prince so he can marry Emperor gives Khurram the title of Shah Jahan. The entire empire is blessed with a loving and caring King and Queen. Khurram has to leave for war to defend his empire. Khurram goes to war and is making plans to attack when he gets the message that Arjumand who is with child has followed him. He goes to meet her but loses his way. Then when he does find her she is on her deathbed and has only a few more moments to live. Khurram promises to build her a monument which will be a symbol of their love for centuries to come.
The monument reflects beautiful admixture of lines, horizontal with vertical on the one hand and straight with curved on the other. A combination of solids and voids imparts a three dimensional effect and allows a beautiful play of light and gives a color independence to the monument. Not only white marble was selected by the architects for exterior decoration but they also manipulated the material to produce the best possible effects of light. This is best reflected in the colored inlay of the portal-dados, the spandrels of the arches and the pilasters. The receding plinths, give the Taj a towering effect and it appears as if it is about to rise high into the sky. The Taj marks the ultimate moment in the development of Mughal architecture. It formed the stage of the art from where it could only decline. The Taj is the perfect expression of beauty and the illusionary effect of the monument adds to its aesthetics. This illusion was created by the architect with the help of such gross materials as lime, brick and white marble.
Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river. Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by an Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during childbirth. This place encourages the lovers and beauty of this place hypnotizes them. The purity of white color marble is delicate decoration,costly white stone is used in the construction and it is situated in a charming location which increases its popularity and value. People symbolise this monument as men's love for women in ancient times that how he spend a huge amount to build a memorable Mahal travel changes the life of many lovers and they get inspiration from this Taj will only leave cherished moments which will become memories for the lifetime.