Sunday, February 19, 2012

Taj Mahal In Kuwait

Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. Ironically, the very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance, also leaves visitors mesmerized and perpetually enthralled. 

Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. It is believed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan's wife, Mumtaz Mahal and means "Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make a visit to the Taj Mahal gain a place amongst the most sought-after tours in the world. 

Every kid in India knows about it, its beauty and history. And all Indians are proud of it.

Recently we discovered Taj Mahal in its not build in memory of anyone but a prayer place....a mosque. While driving towards Suilaibiya, to your right, you will get to see it. I was astonished to see it( the design was so similar.....a xerox copy of our Taj Mahal.) I started taking pictures as we drove, but for Jeet it was nothing new, as he see it everyday as he drives to his office.  

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