Taj Mahal is higher than the Qutub Minar, know much money spent on it to make it

In the pages of history, today's day is full of many events. On this day in the year 1592, on January 5, the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan was born. Whenever Shah Jahan is remembered, the Taj Mahal is definitely mentioned and a large section in India remembers Shah Jahan only because of the Taj Mahal.

Even today the Taj Mahal is being discussed with Shah Jahan

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Taj Mahal is higher than the Qutub Minar, know much money spent on it to make it

In the pages of history, today's day is full of many events. On this day in the year 1592, on January 5, the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan was born. Whenever Shah Jahan is remembered, the Taj Mahal is definitely mentioned and a large section in India remembers Shah Jahan only because of the Taj Mahal.

Even today the Taj Mahal is being discussed with Shah Jahan, because Shah Jahan built it in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is a masterpiece of workmanship in the world.

In such a situation, today we also know about the best samples of workmanship with Shah Jahan and tell you some such things related to this building, about which you would hardly know. So let's know many unheard facts related to Taj Mahal…

In how many days Taj Mahal was built?

Realizing the dreams of Emperor Shah Jahan, this monument was built in 1632 AD. Built in D. is one of the wonders of the world and took 22 years to build. The tomb is the centerpiece of the 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in a formal garden surrounded by an unobstructed wall on three sides. Although the construction of the tomb was completed in 1643, the work on other phases of the project continued for 10 years.

The entrance of the Taj Mahal is 151 feet long and 117 feet wide and its height is 100 feet. On this, the verses of the Quran have been carved in Arabic script. The mausoleum consists of a single room, a cellar immediately below it, and basically four rooms with eight corners for the tombs of the members of the royal families. In the center of this room are the tombs of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan's tomb is on the left and at some height from the tomb of his beloved queen, which is located just below the dome.

How much did it cost to make?

The Taj Mahal complex is believed to have been completely completed in 1653 at an estimated cost of around Rs 32 million, which is approximately Rs 52.8 billion (2015). The construction project employed around 20,000 artisans under the guidance of a board of architects led by the court architect for the emperor, Ustad Ahmad Lahori.

taller than Qutub Minar

You will feel a little strange hearing this, but it is said that the Taj Mahal is taller than the Qutub Minar. According to the information given on History, Britannica and the government website, the length of the Taj Mahal is 73 meters. At the same time, if we talk about Qutub Minar, then the official website of Indian Culture states that the length of Qutub Minar is 72.5 meters. If we talk about the length in feet, then the length of Taj Mahal is 243 feet, while the length of Qutub Minar is 239 feet. In such a situation, the Taj Mahal is slightly taller than the Qutub Minar. There is not much difference in the length of both, but the Taj Mahal is slightly longer.

Taj Mahal has been sold thrice

There are many stories about the Taj Mahal and one story is about its sale. It is not that the Taj Mahal was actually sold. Actually, a thug was quite famous, whose name was Natwarlal. Natwarlal was such a thug, who sold people even to the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal. While cheating, he had made a deal to the people till the Taj Mahal, so it is said that the Taj Mahal was also sold.