If you love someone and when you want to express your love, first gift which strikes your mind to present to your partner is Taj Mahal.
“Taj Mahal” When you hear the words, the first thing that strikes your mind is that it is such a beautiful symbol of love. But do we know all the facts about this beautiful monument?
There are many facts about Taj Mahal, king Shah Jahan and even Mumtaz Mahal that people are hardly known about.
Here are some of the most interesting and unknown facts on Taj Mahal.
Do you know such long name of shah jahan.
Full name of Shah Jahan as an emperor was “Shahanshah Al-Sultan al-‘Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Malik-ul-Sultanat, Ala Hazrat Abu’l-Muzaffar Shahab ud-din Muhammad Shah Jahan I, Sahib-i-Qiran-i-Sani, Padshah Ghazi Zillu’llah, Firdaus-Ashiyani, Shahanshah-E-Sultanant Ul Hindiya Wal Mughaliya.” Okay, hope you could read the entire name in a single shot!
2. Facts about marriage’s
Shah Jahan was married 7 times and Mumtaz was apparently his 4th wife!
3.Fact about mumtaz’s marriage
Mumtaz Mahal was married to another man whom Shah Jahan had apparently killed and the reason for killing him was so that he could marry her!
4. Children of Mumtaz
Mumtaz Mahal was killed while delivering her 14th child.
5. Mumtaz’s sister
Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Mahal’s sister after her death. This makes us wonder if he truly loved her!
6. Fight among themselves
Shah Jahan’s sons apparently fought a battle called the battle of Samugarh against each other for the crown.
7. Aurangazeb, Hope you heard of him
Aurangzeb who was Shah Jahan’s son put him under house arrest!
8. Death of shah jahan
When Shah Jahan died, there was no state funeral for him even though he ruled India from 1628 until 1658.
9. After all above things finally
Shah Jahan was laid to rest next to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in the Taj Mahal.
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Taj Mahal was not originally designed to entomb a second person other than Mumtaz Mahal. But as destiny wanted, Aurangzeb decided to bury his father’s body next to Mumtaz Mahal’s instead of building a new mausoleum.