• October 26, 2020

Monuments in India know more about it


Monuments in India are different and unique so, now we will talk about best monuments
Also, India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Monuments in India

Taj Mahal

Mughal Emperor built taj mahal, in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died in 1631 when giving birth to their 14th child Mumtaz

Shah Jahan’s third wife knew for her exceptional beauty and the emperor

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Taj mahal architecture

The gardens designed on the lines of the typical Mughal charbagh, considered a square garden with an ornamental marble plinth running during its center
The raised podium is to lift it above the other structures on the complex

Building on the taj mahal complex

The main entrance to taj is an orante Mughal structure made of white marble with tomb-like

The arches are rich in calligraphy and vaulted ceiling and walls with geometric designs
On the other end of the structure there are two identical red sandstone buildings

Taj in semi-translucent white marble with intricate carvings and inlay work

of precious and semi preious gems
The four identical sides of the mausoleum is majestic in its detailing
Also there are four small domes topping the central structure with one large bublous dome in the centre
In addition right below the main dome lies the cenotaph of mumtaz mahal with amazing jaali and inlay work in marble, and beside it the cenotaph of her husband
The whole construction is such as that sunlight streams in directly through the jaali and falls on the cenotaphs

Sun temple Konark

Sun temple Konark
Sun temple Konark

Konark sun temple information

It built in the 13th century CE the temple was built by the king Narasimhadeva hailing from the estren ganga dynasty between 1238-1250 CE
Samantaraya mahapatra developed the temple
Also, Konark means the sun and the four corners
The temple was called black pagoda attributing to its dark façade

Konark sun temple architecture

The temple is known for its impressive kallinga architecture that involves a depiction a 100 ft high chariot being pulled by horses and wheels carved of a single stone
Also, the monument portrays the imposing chariot of the sun god
Built of khondalite rocks, the original temple had 230 ft high sanctum which no longer exists
128 ft high audience hall, dance hall, dinning hall which survive still
There are 24 intricately designed wheels, 12 ft in diameter which are seen drawn by horses
These seven horses represent the week, the wheels stand for the 12 months while the day cycle symbolized by the eight talks in the wheels
And this whole depiction tells how the time controlled by the sun
Being the very illustration of the surya in the hindu mythology travelling form the east in the chariot escorted by his charioteer

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