The Love Story Behind the Taj Mahal

Everybody knows Taj Mahal as one of the 7 wonders of the world. But do they know the story behind it? It all started with a.....

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It is said that Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after her death that he ordered the court into mourning for two years. Sometime after her death, Shah Jahan undertook the task of erecting the world's most beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved.

 It took 22 years and the labor of 22,000 workers to construct the monument. Before Shah Jahan died, he said he wanted to be placed in a tomb beside his beloved, and everyone followed his orders. So, When Shah Jahan died in 1666, his body was placed in a tomb next to the tomb of his dearly beloved and love of his life, Mumtaz Mahal. 

 

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I hope you learned from this love story and it inspired you and touched your heart! :-)

-Simone Teves xx

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