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In this article, we provide you information about the various legends and myths surrounding the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

Taj Mahal Legends

When the sense of mystique rises, the immortality of anything reaches an all time high. The myths and legends associated with the Taj Mahal consist of all the stories that have been said about it, but have not been proven to be true. However, all these legends of the Taj Mahal of India have added to the curiosity and have built up an atmosphere of mystery that seems irresistible. The intriguing element involved in these mysteries and speculations regarding how much of it is true have been attracting more and more people from all over the world to this marvelous monument. Some of the main myths about the Taj Mahal, Agra are:

Italian Architect
The Taj Mahal of Agra that has been illuminating heavenly for the past three centuries and more, and attracting and inspiring millions of people from across the world. It was built up by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who wanted his beloved wife to be remembered by one and all, with help

Black Taj
The Taj Mahal of Agra is one fine example of how to plan and then successfully apply symmetry into the proceedings. Every inch of Taj Mahal is a breathing example of it, except for one thing: the cenotaph of Shah Jahan himself, which appears to be an afterthought

Demolition Of Taj
For long Taj Mahal has been a monumental figure, contributing to the epical history of the country. Clothed with white marble and ornamented with precious and semi precious stones, for long has it raised the jealousy bar in the hearts of the malice ones

Asymmetric Taj
The beauty of the ever graceful and magnificent Taj Mahal has always had admirers watch and praise in awe, and the symmetry of it has always had the architects from world across speculate and contemplate as to how this could have been done on such

Mutilation
Among all the fascinating myths and legends that surround the existence of Taj Mahal, there is one in particular that is the most grotesque. This legend tells the tale of the craftsmen who, one day were marveling at the stunning creation they crafted out of their own hands,

Name Legend
Although its name has been in use for as long as one can remember, nobody quite knows how the name of this beautiful, one of the Seven Wonders of the World came to be Taj Mahal. The "Name of the Taj Mahal" myth states various theories as to how this monument

Sinking Taj
As long as there have been magical monuments, there have been mystical and mythical tales surrounding them like fog on a misty morning. And the Taj Mahal of Agra is no exception to it. So, what myth is it this time? It's the myth of the sinking Taj!

Taj A Palace
Raved as one fine example of Mughal architecture with a style that brought Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural elements together into one place and merged them to form the ever wonderful Taj Mahal, it is believed that the monument is one of a kind

Taj A Temple
Shah Jahan, belonging to the lineage of the first Mughal Emperor Babur, built Taj Mahal back in 17th century in the loving memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Since then, this epic monument of love has been impressing and luring millions from across the world.

Theft In Taj
It is believed that when Taj Mahal first saw the light of the day, the precious, semi precious, and other priceless decorative items it was adorned with, shone as if the stars themselves came down to bask it in a heavenly glory. As many as 28 kinds of rare stones

Third Graves
The first set of graves is placed in the central chamber, surrounded by an intricately carved marble screen or jali, inside the main mausoleum. The second set of graves is placed in the lower chamber, which is right below the central chamber.


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