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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3. The tragic death

It was in the year 1628 that Shah Jahan became the Emperor and entrusted Arjumand Banu with the royal seal. He also bestowed her with the title of Mumtaz Mahal, meaning the "Jewel of the Palace". Though Shah Jahan had other wives also, but, Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite and accompanied him everywhere, even on military campaigns.

-Muslims can have many wives. Indians too. Take Zayn Malik as an example. He is Muslim and can have up to five wives if he wants to-

By now, Shah Jahan and Arjumand Banu had 13 children. In the year 1631, when Mumtaz Mahal was giving birth to their 14th child, Shah Jahan stayed outside the room standing in the door frame. It pained for him to hear all the screams his wife let out due to pain. Suddenly, all the piercing screams stopped and a crying baby replaced them. He cried tears of joy but then the doctor opened the door with not a happy expression but a sad one. Due to this expression, he got confused, and rushed inside to see the problem his tears of joy turned to complete sadness as he saw his wife lying on the bed stained with blood everywhere, lifeless. 

she died due to some complications. Though it was sad and tragic, their love is and always will be alive. While Mumtaz was on her deathbed, Shah Jahan promised her that he would never remarry and will build the richest mausoleum over her grave.

 

 

 

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