Decorative Elements of the Taj

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Namaste !

Islam forbids human or animal figures be used in decoration. It is their belief that God alone has the power to create life. Today, I am showing you images from the artistic decorative elements of the Taj with marble, semiprecious stones, carvings, and calligraphy and all created in the 16 C to be a burial  monument for the beloved queen.

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Some of the 2013  students , actually most of them, spent the whole day in the Garden of Paradise, filming, sketching and just observing the changes of color and light . This was amazing as no food or water is allowed on the grounds and no, not one, persistent beggar or vendor.  It did seems like paradise.  When we went back in 2015, pens and or pencils were confiscated meaning no sketching. As  they had grown to really enjoy the sketching. this was a huge disappointment.   We only stayed 2-3 hours the second time.

This is a beautiful video for those with  interest and time!

David always says there is a reason sites are so full of tourists.. . . because they, the sites, are   so special. I hope you have had a tiny taste of this, one of  the the most spectacular buildings in the world  still today, built  hundred of years ago.

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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2 Responses to Decorative Elements of the Taj

  1. Superb video! Thank you for sharing with us…. I was there as well, but many years ago. What I cannot understand is the reason to confiscate pencils and pens… quite absurd, since I don’t think you were planning to draw on the white walls 😉
    As far I remember, the dirt around the Taj Mahal was mostly on the ground by unpolite tourists and locals leaving their rubbish on the floor…

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  2. annetbell says:

    Well, that is a great question ! No one told us why but we figured the marble and beautiful carvings and semi-precious stones could be damaged with them. That was all we could think of ! There is no eating or drinking on the grounds now and so no rubbish. . . lovely really!


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