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Inside The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal consists of the mausoleum Square with chamfered corners, it is situated approximately more than 900 feet (275 m) away from the main entrance. Standing at the opposite end of the magnificent Taj gardens, it rises to a height of almost 200 feet (76m). At the lowest level of the Taj is a red sandstone platform that was built to level the land. Above that is the marble podium that serves as the base of the mausoleum. On the corners of the marble platform are four minarets that are almost 138 ft high and capped with eight windowed cupolas. All the porticos of the tomb consist of huge iwans (a sort of arched gateways) that are adorned with exquisite calligraphy. The angles of the tomb consist of semi-octagonal arched alcoves of equal size.

Attached pilasters rising from the base of the tomb demark each of the porticos, on both the sides. These pilasters rise above the fresco and are topped with beautiful pinnacles with lotus buds and finials.Taj Mahal inside looks an elevated central chamber, a crypt immediately below this and four octagonal corner rooms. These rooms were initially meant to house the grave. In the central chamber is placed the cenotaph of Mumtaz Mahal and that of Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal cenotaph even has texts from the Koran.

Interiors of the Taj Mahal of Agra also boast of a Cairene lamp above the tombs. The flame that burns in that lamp is supposed to never burn out. The, there are perforated marble screens surrounding the tombs that are inlaid with semiprecious stones, the hall is an example of wonderful architecture and a great finish. The panels on its dados have beautiful floral designs in high relief or carvo-relievo with the borders in inlaid conventionalized motifs. An exquisitely developed marble jali screen (called Jhajjhari) encloses the monument.

 

Taj Mahal is an Experience in itself and its memories will remain forever.

 

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