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The Taj Mahal, also known as the monument of Love, was built in 17th century. The construction work began in 1633 and took around 17 years to complete the building. Almost 20,000 workers were involved in the construction process. The tomb was completed in AD 1650. Shahjahan had visualised a building in marble and then had it decorated with semi-precious stones inlaid with the delicacy of handcrafted jewellery.
Marble was brought from Makrana in Rajasthan, yellow marble and rockspar from the banks of the Narmada river, black marble from Charkoh and red sandstone from Sikri. The finest gems were collected from various places – crystal and jade from China, lapis lazuli and sapphires from Sri Lanka, jasper from Punja, carnelian from Baghdad and turquoise from Tibet.
Taj Mahal changes its moods with the seasons and the different times of the day. At dawn, the marble has a delicate bloom in shell pink, by noon it glitters majestically white, turning to a soft pearly grey at dusk. On full-moon away against the star-spangled sky. Monsoon clouds give it a moody blue tint and it appears and disappears like a mirage in the drifting mists of winter.
It can be solid and earthbound, fragile and ethereal, white, amber, grey and gold. The many faces of Taj Mahal display the seductive power of architecture at its best.