Taj Mahal: 10 Interesting and unknown facts

Unlike many other countries, India has also numerous wonders within it. One of the most wonderful creations of India is the Taj Mahal. It is the symbol of Pure Love and Fine arts and architecture. Moreover, the Taj Mahal successfully takes a place in the Seven Wonders of the World. Therefore, it is a worldwide monument that has gained a lot of popularity within India and outside India as well. After so many years of the creation of this beautiful Marble Palace people still do not know about so many interesting facts and untold stories behind it. Here in this article, we have come up with all those untold stories about the Taj Mahal which can make you simply surprise and astonish. 

Indeed Taj Mahal is one of the matters of pride for India for its glorious architecture and fine arts. The beauty of the palace is even more attractive for the visitors when they at first witness the wonderful creation of Shah Jahan. Moreover, it is one of the most significant architectures of the Mughal Empire. This beautiful creation Taj Mahal stands in Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan made the palace for his third wife Mumtaz. Additionally, the structure of the Taj Mahal shows the fine arts of Islamic architecture. Side by side it is a combination of Turkey Ottoman, Indian, Persian, and Islamic architectural styles. 

Top Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal

 Let us continue reading by exploring all the untold stories of the palace Taj Mahal. By knowing each one of the untold stories about the Taj Mahal you will surely gather more information about the creation broadly. 

1). Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal to the honor of his wife 

Throughout the whole adulthood of Shah Jahan, he marries a lot of women. But none of the ladies became so much a favorite to him unlike the third wife of Shah Jahan Mumtaz Mahal. The original name of Mumtaz Mahal was Arjumand Banu Begum. Both of them spend a happy married life of almost 19 years. She gave birth to 14 children. However, during the last birth of his child, Mumtaz lost her life. This fatal incident saddened Shah Jahan very deeply. One year later of the death of Mumtaz Mahal Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in honor of his third wife. It shows the pure love and affection of Shah Jahan towards his beautiful beloved Mumtaz. The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 and Shah Jahan made Spectacular Tomb within the mall. Besides that, the full construction of the Taj Mahal finished after two decades. 

2). Taj Mahal has all over Islamic calligraphy Inscriptions

Throughout the whole Taj Mahal calligraphy which the visitors see is purely Islamic inscriptions and they are brought from the Quran. One of the most beautiful calligraphy depicting Mumtaz Mahal is that O soul you are at rest. On the other side, the calligrapher also leaves their signature on each one of the calligraphy so that it can understand clearly by the visitors. However, most of the signatures are from Amanat khan Shirazi. 

3). The Seven Wonders Of The World

In the year 2007, the Tajmahal successfully makes its place in the Seven Wonders of the World. Before it gains the popularity of the Seven Wonders of the World there was a petition which started in the previous year. After destroying the pyramid of Cheops, the Taj Mahal successfully made its place on the list. 

4). Tajmahal bears the architecture styles of Islamic Persian and Indian

Undoubtedly the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful creations of India. The visitor will simply go mesmerizing and awe by seeing the fine architecture of the Mahal. Even in the pictures of the Taj Mahal, you can notice the beauty of the palace and grand architectural designs. On the other side, whenever you will visit in real-life and will go in front of the Taj Mahal you can actually see the creation by yourself. Possibly, a visitor may think why people do not make such creations another one more. The whole Taj Mahal wears the true architectural style of Islamic, Persian, and Indian equally.  

5). Taj Mahal requires a tremendous amount of manpower 

To finish the whole structure of the Taj Mahal Lahauri employed about 20000 laborers. Not only human beings involved in the construction of the Taj Mahal but animals too contribute. For the bringing of the materials for the Taj Mahal they took the help of numerous elephants. The heavy materials of the Mahal were carried away by the elephants for two decades until the whole structure completes. It is also a true fact that after completing the Taj Mahal or the structure gets fully complete; the hands of the human beings are cut down. It is because Shah Jahan does not want to let them work for any other construction and can match up to the level of Taj Mahal. 

6). Taj Mahal’s calligrapher signed a self-deprecating title 

On the walls of the Taj Mahal, the visitor will find lots of calligraphy which have been brought from the Quran. Additionally, all the calligraphy is translated into the native language by Abd al Haqq who was known as Amanat Khan Shirazi. This humble man also the signature in all the calligraphy and He also received attribution for his calligraphy as well. 

7). The gravesite is not perfectly symmetrical 

It was believed that in the center of the Taj Mahal the grave was Mumtaz Mahal but it is not real. The visitor who sees the grave or symmetrical is for Shah Jahan. But the maximum of the visitors and the people of India know that the actual Grave was in the memory of Mumtaz Mahal. 

8). During wartime, the Taj Mahal hides itself 

In the 20th century when the war going on between India and Pakistan, Pakistan wanted to destroy the iconic monument of India in several ways. Therefore, the Government of India had to take all the protection to make the monument safe from the attack. Even the architecture made the construction of bamboo around the whole Taj Mahal. It is just because whenever the enemy will think of an attack on the Taj Mahal they only see it as a bamboo house is nothing more than that. 

9). All the vehicles have to stay away at least 50 meters away

Due to the high pollution of India, to visit the Taj Mahal all the vehicles including buses and cars need to be at least 50 meters away from the entrance. It is just because of the pollution that is coming from those vehicles they should not harm the beautiful Palace anyhow. Therefore, all the visitors have to keep their cars away or leave in a distant meter for the safety of the Taj Mahal. 

10). In the main hall of the Taj Mahal, there is a hole in the ceiling

There are numerous holes are found in the main hall of Taj Mahal where the grave of Mumtaz Mahal is situated. The ceiling contains lots of hole within it and the people and the historians think that it was the conspiracy of the artist to leave the whole. However, the fact is not true in fact; the raindrops in the monsoon are the main reason to make Sach holes in the ceiling of the main hall of the Taj Mahal. 


 Therefore, these are the most interesting facts about the Taj Mahal that every one of you should know. Additionally, there are so many things we discover that we do not know earlier about the glorious monument of India.