TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal -  'Crown of the Palace', is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died on 17 June that year, while giving birth to their 14th child, Gauhara Begum. Construction started in 1632, and the mausoleum was completed in 1648, while the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. The imperial court documenting Shah Jahan's grief after the death of Mumtaz Mahal illustrates the love story held as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.


“Oh Khusrau, the river of love Runs in strange directions. One who jumps into it drowns, and one who drowns, gets across” ~ Khusrau (1253-1325), the Sufi poet from the Delhi Sultanate.


Taj Mahal Painted by Babbuthepainter

Arabic Calligraphy Painted by Aadil Abedi

20” x 20”

Acrylic on Canvas


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