Model of Black Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz
Taj Mahal is a monument built for the symbol of true love. Taj Mahal was hailed as a ‘Epitome of Love and Beauty’; the great monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, after the death of his dearest wife Mumtaz Mahal, as a memorial. Shah Jahan cannot expose his love more than building Taj Mahal for Mumtaz. There is a myth in the history of Taj Mahal.
Bridge Connecting Twins
View from Black Taj Mahal
Shah Jahan decided to build another monument in black marbles exactly identical to the Taj Mahal. This was to act as his burial place, as his own mausoleum. He decided to construct it opposite to the bank of the River Yamuna and connect the two monuments by a beautiful decorated bridge. Shah Jahan began to build the tomb but the war with Aurangzeb (his son) interrupted his plan. Aurangzeb was not too keen on completing it afterwards. Shah Jahan spent the remaining eight years of his life under imprisonment looking at the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan used to see the Taj Mahal from his balcony. Ultimately, he was buried beside his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the Taj Mahal. Black Taj Mahal- The other half of the wonder became only as a dream of Shah Jahan.