Why was the Taj Mahal founded
The story of the creation of the Taj Mahal is also a story of great love. The young Persian princess Arjmand Banu, she married the ruler of Shah Jahan. The man in love gave her the name Mumtaz Mahal. The princess was very beautiful, graceful woman with a strong personality. She gave birth to 14 kids, however, half of them died shortly after giving birth. Being pregnant with her last child, she went on a trip with her husband, probably out of jealousy for him. Unfortunately, she did not survive the birth and died. According to some accounts, the ruler promised Mumtaz Mahal before his death, that he would not marry anymore, he will take care of their common children and build a mausoleum for the deceased. The despairing ruler started building only a year after the death of his wife. He chose a site by the Yamuna and built a gigantic tomb there. Materials such as: marble, gold, emeralds and semi-precious stones. Inside the temple there are cenotaphs, i.e. symbolic sarcophagi of lovers. The princess's coffin is made of pure gold, and the king additionally ordered to sprinkle her with pearls and diamonds.
After the death of Shah Jahan and the end of the Mughal dynasty, the mausoleum began to fall into disrepair. Renovation was undertaken at the beginning of the 20th century.
W 2007 year, the building was included in the list of the seven new wonders of the world.
So dear, it is called the temple of love for a reason. The history of the construction of this building proves the incredible feeling of the rulers.