Shah Jahan and his Monuments

Shah Jahan and his Monuments

Shah Jahan was the 5th Mughal Emperor who was known for his ruthlessness, architecture and poetry. He took the reign from Jahangir and in the process killing all his rivals and become the Mughal Emperor who conquered the country for the next 30 years leaving a legacy which conquers the Mughal affairs even after more than 300 years. He reigned from 1628 to 1658.

The most ruthless King in the lineage of Mughals The first years of Shah Jahan, years during which he was called aristocrat Khurram, saw the young man receive a refined and cultivated education. He studied an oversized range of disciplines and have become a specialist in martial arts. He stunned his world by taking an associate interest in design. an associate anecdote is told that he himself engineered his quarters within the Fort of the capital of Afghanistan, however additionally by proposing varied internal arrangements to the fort of Agra.

Showing very young intellectual skills moreover as physical, he quickly attracts the eye of his grandparent who thinks of appointing him to his estate, before yielding to Jahângîr, his father. In 1617, at the age of twenty-five, he took the reins of military and conquered the Deccan against Loddi, a finish that allowed his father to expand his territory on the southern border of the Empire. His father rewarded him with the title of "Bahadur crowned headJahan", that indicated to any or all that he was the favourite to succeed to the throne. afterwards, he magnified his aura by winning completely different victories, still widening a bit additional the historical territory of the Mughals, however, while not ever reaching, however, to increase towards the West.

Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal

The most popular love story in the history of India. The tales of Shah Jahan with Mumtaz and the sacrifices he made for Mumtaz has written the biggest love history of this country. Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after the death of Mumtaz that he ordered the court to be closed for two years. Sometime after death, he undertook the task of constructing the world's most beautiful monument in the memory of his wife. This remarkable monument came to be known as Taj Mahal which has mesmerized many people with its bewitching beauty. The story of love which has given birth to a remarkable history and has been forever written in the pages of Mughal era.

Shah Jahan Monuments

1. Red Fort

The most famous fort of India which was constructed by Shah Jahan, construction started in 1639 and was completed in 1648. The fort was made by the red sandstone which contributes to its uniqueness and enhances its beauty even more. With your first look towards this fort, it justifies its name on every ball looking towards it. It is the UNESCO world heritage site which Shah Jahan built by his heart and soul. But sadly the King himself could not enjoy this fort completely since he had to move away from the fort after 3 years of his construction. The Red fort now receives up to 10,000 to 15,000 tourists each day.

2. Jama Masjid

Only 1 km away from beautiful Red Fort which only takes about 7 min through walking. Jama Masjid is the heart of Old Delhi and probably the biggest mosque in India. Its beautiful architecture showcases the perfection which was in the eyes of Shah Jahan. The images of Jama Masjid revolves around the internet by renowned photographers of this country because of the beautiful symmetry of red sandstone with the 3 marble dome on top of it. It's tall pillars and large sets of the staircases have been praised by the architecture from all around the world. 

3. Agra Fort

Agra Fort was made abundant previous Akbar's time. However, It had been wholly restored throughout the time of Shah Jahan. it's aforesaid that Shah Jahan destroyed several structures within urban center Fort and designed new ones. In fact, most of the design that is seen nowadays is created by Shah Jahan. tho' it's a World Heritage site, Agra Fort is extremely over-shadowed by its near monument of Taj Mahal. It is the inspiration for the famous Red Fort in Delhi which was completely made by Shah Jahan from scratch.

4. Taj Mahal

In the end, we will talk about the most famous monument in India and probably in the world - Taj Mahal. The white beauty as called by many its beauty is unmatched by anything in this world. It has the most prestigious title of being one of the 7 wonder in the world which makes it attract tourists up to 40,000 each day. The whole mausoleum has been built by marble and the sheer labor cost was up to 40 million which shows the grandness and prosperity during the reign of Shah Jahan.

With all the monuments during his reign, Shah Jahan had a vision of a real emperor when it came to the construction of monuments. Perfection in every inch of his architecture whether its a staircase or the carvings on the wall of gates or the boundaries of the fort. 

by kislay on 22/1/2019

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