Taj Mahal Part II

Up close and inside it is equally impressive marked by traditions of strong Persian heritage. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. The mausoleum is flanked by almost identical two buildings on either side of the exterior platform. The mosque on the west and the assembly hall on the east are the complementary symmetrical elements.

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The waterworks at Taj Mahal were/are from the Yamuna river by means of an aqueduct supported situated outside its western wall. Some campaigners believe the Taj Mahal’s foundations have become more and more brittle and are disintegrating because of low levels of water in the river. The Yamuna River has fallen victim to India’s soaring growth and large numbers of businesses draw water from the Yamuna. Some cracks appeared the last years and the four minarets which surround the monument are showing signs of tilting.

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Despite global issues of warming and environmental abuses, the Taj Mahal is still standing and hopefully will survive any issues that could compromise the teak sub structure. The sublime picturesque beauty coupled with exquisite detailed craftsmanship and calligraphy runs upwards to the heavens. Here you don’t feel the intensity of and any religious pressures and beauty and cultures seem harmonized.