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Taj – Was it really for mumtaz?

18 December 2007 3 Comments

Ok Guys, went to Andaman last week. you have seen the pics right. If not check out here

Anyways, coming back to my taj visit..
yes, after the painful wait in the queue for over an hour.. my legs started aching… (yes i have grown too fat and probably feeling the pinch. πŸ™‚ ) For a moment, I was wondering if it is even worth struggling so much.. anyways.. I have traveled so far, and I have to see the place..

All along, you can only the see the tomb of the taj and nothing else.. It was more like a suspense.. Waiting to see if taj is really beautiful.. (I want to double check because.. i found dustbins very beautiful in my first trip to US.. Not an exaggeration guys.. :-)) And finally I reach the security check, the guy completes his formalities and lets me in.. And within seconds.. I crossed the huge door.. and wow!!! wasnt it wonderful.. the glance of the “Taj”.. It was an aha moment.. πŸ™‚ The monument which has stood centuries.. continues to give “Aha” moments to so many millions of tourists.. retaining it beauty.. yes.. retaining its eternal beauty… It is so wonderful..

Sometimes, I wonder if our man Shah Jahan has really built it for Mumtaz??? I think it is probably not true.. I dont knw.. I think he built it just because he loved monuments and not mumtaz… Let us say you want to build a house for your wife.. you might probably choose the right colors, right flooring, right window designs etc.. are you sure you are doing this only because you are building the house for your wife?? I dont think so.. You only tend to me a bit more careful.. But you would do that anyway..

I think he was building 100 other monuments and he just too some extra care for that building.. πŸ™‚ honestly.. He was probably a connoisseur of monuments.. just look at the other monuments.. they are as good as the Taj.. In fact, there are some buildings which are an exact replica of taj.. (some of them built before taj was built) .. Anyways, if he loved her so much, why did he have 10 other queens in the first place???? (probably: mumtaz is 11th.. dont knw :-))

I think I enjoyed the visit to the Taj.. irrespective of whether Taj was built for mumtaz or not.. πŸ™‚ I was one of the many many millions of people who stand in the sun, drench rain, shiver in cold .. and finally struggle to see taj.. and let me tell you one thing.. Taj doesnt disappoint us..
Taj is really beautiful..

Dont miss out Taj..

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  • paraghi5 said:

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  • dharminder kapoor said:

    dear sir,
    taj is beautiful indeed,but shah jahan never built it.
    TAJ MAHAL IS TEMPLE OF LORD SHIVA.
    WHICH WAS BROKEN BY SHAH JAHAN AND RENOVATED WITH WHITE MARBLE BY HIM ONLY.
    THE STRUCTURE IS OF TEMPLE NOR OF THE TOMB.
    FOR MORE CLARIFICATIONS PLEASE READ THE BOOK “ITHASH KI BYANKAR BULEIN.
    AND ONE THING MORE MUMTAJ IS NOT BURRIED IN TAJ.
    AS A AUTHER YOU SHOULD TAKE CARE OF YOUR REAL COMMENTS.