Marble Magnificence: Wah Taj!

“Only let this one tear-drop, this Tajmahal, glisten spotlessly bright on the cheek of time, forever and ever. ” 

Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

Situated on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal is flanked by millions of tourists from India and abroad. I have been to Taj Mahal only once in my whole life. It was pretty close from my hometown, Gwalior, but never got a chance to visit this magnificent monument. Finally back in 2013, when I had recently moved to Delhi, I managed to make a quick day trip to Agra. 

Here are a few pictures taking a closer look at the magnificence of this beautiful structure:

“To ensure uniform and undiminished water pressure in the fountains, a copper pot was provided under each fountain pipe. The water supply came first into the pot only and from there, rose simultaneously in the fountains, which means that the fountains were controlled by the pressure in the pots rather than pressure in the pipes.”

In recent years, pollution in River Yamuna has become a serious problem and poses a threat to the beauty and stability of this magnificent monument of love.

Slowly shrinking Yamuna River and Taj Mahal, as seen from Agra Fort

So, the next time you visit Taj Mahal, observe its finer details, because that’s where its true beauty lies.

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