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Story of Taj-aka Rauza-i-Munavvara-Mausoleum of an Empress and an Emperor

On June 17, 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died, after delivering her fourteenth child “Gauhara”*. * Gauhara Begum was the fourteenth and final child of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan I, and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth … Continue reading

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The Controversial Taj Mahal-Rauza-i-munavvara

Rauza-i-munavvara aka later Taj Mahal Shah Jahan had named Mumtaj Mahal’s tomb as Rauza-i-munavvara (The Illumined Tomb) It got to be known later as Taj Mahal-a corruption of Mumtaj Mahal Mausoleum of Mumtaj Mahal and Shah Jahan If things would … Continue reading

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