Friday, August 28, 2009

Taj Mahal Garden

taj mahal garden

Stars Garden in Taj

Stars Garden in Taj

Visit to Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal, the symbol of love, is adorned with a lovely garden. This garden is called Charbagh. It is a typical Mughal garden which divided into four parts. Every part of the garden is split into sixteen beds of flower. Other than flower beds the Garden is furnished with elevated pathways, boulevards of trees, pool and fountains. There is a marble water tank at the middle of the garden which is situated in-between the Taj Mahal Mausoleum and the Gateway. Taj Mahal tomb has a beautiful reflection on the water of the tank. The innovative design of the garden was first initiated by the first Mughal emperor Babur. He was influenced by the Persian gardens.

The Charbagh is a symbolic architecture and meant to replicate the Garden of Paradise. According to the Islamic view Paradise garden have four rivers that parted the garden into four parts North, South, East and West. The first river is of water and other three rivers are respectively of milk, wine and honey. The Mughal charbaghs generally have the symmetrical pattern where the main tomb is situated at the middle of garden. But there is a little difference in case of Taj Mahal Garden. Here the Taj Mahal mausoleum is located at the far end of the garden. There is another garden at the other side of the Jamuna River which is revealed very recently offers a different meaning that Jamuna has integrated into the garden and becomes one of the rivers of Paradise. This garden is called Mahtab Bagh or "Moonlight Garden".

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