The Satta King Taj Mahal is one of the most sought after monuments in Rajasthan. It attracts tourists from all over the world through its majestic and attractive blend of art and architecture. This temple was built by the mighty ruler Raja Sawai Jai Singh, who is also known as Prince of Beni dynasty of Rajasthan. Situated on the bank of sacred river Yamuna it is considered as one of the seven wonders of the world by the UNESCO.
The construction of this taj started in the 15th century during the period of rule of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The construction of this palace was done under the guidance of a Mughal emperor whom Sawai Jai Singh loved to project his image as a god and as well as his close associate Jaswant Thada. The Taj Mahal is believed to be the embodiment of love and respect for God, as well as a tribute to Sawai Jai Singh and his contribution towards the construction of the Taj Mahal. The taj stands amidst a green paddy field on the bank of Yamuna. It is surrounded by six temples which are dedicated to the Hindu gods.
The construction of the taj started only during the reign of Jahangir Shah bairat (the last Mughal Emperor). The palace was completed within a period of just three years. It has four suites namely Swargavala, Banaras and Chittorgarh. Apart from this it also has a guest house and a fort. Today the Taj Mahal is home to millions of devotees who throng to it for prayers and worship.
The significance of the Taj Mahal is immense. It symbolizes love and respect for the God and it also symbolizes the love and respect for one another. When the Taj was constructed it was built with the concreteness and elegance of Mughal style. The Taj Mahal is believed to be the biggest example of Islamic Architecture. Built mostly on the banks of sacred river Yamuna it stands amidst green paddy fields.
The construction of the Taj Mahal took almost twenty years. During this time the work crews added to the beauty by adorning the Taj Mahal with exquisite artwork. They used mainly floral and leaf designs. The use of coloured glass and silver decorated doorways was also introduced. When the work was completed in around 1699 CE the construction was finished. This was followed by a festive season when people thronged to the city to take part in the process of decorating the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal today stands as a symbol of love and respect for the Hindu faith. It also symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. The white stone structure stands amidst a green meadow on the bank of Yamuna. One can also hire a Taj Mahal cleaner and get it cleaned once in a while. It is said that if a milkman sits on the top of the Taj Mahal it will take him/her twenty-four hours to fall asleep.