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I went to see the Taj

Dec 5th, 2005 Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I went to see the Taj

Ever since I came to Delhi, many people asked me whether I visited the Taj Mahal in Agra. When my answer was in negative, they advised me to do it at the earliest. Lazy me! it never happenned till last day when I went to see one of the seven wonders of the modern world. I had a heap of prejudices when I went there, thinking that Taj getting a lot of attention which it does not deserve. But I was completely lost when I saw the evening sun, with its golden rays, garlanding the white dome of Taj. i bowed down in reverence of that monument of eternal love. While devouring the beauty of Taj, I was pondering one question in mind- what makes Taj so appealing and special? I think Taj is the only souvenir of love that passed the test of time. Millions of lovers have lived in this world. None of them could left behind such a memorablia as Shah Jahan did. They simply lived, loved and died. They might have loved their lovers hundred times more than Shah Jahan did; but they all failed miserably in immortalising their love. Shah Jahan also lived, loved and died; but he ordered the construction of Taj Mahal as a last resting place for his beloved wife Mumtas. 350 years passed since then. Taj still attracts thousands of visitors to it, leaves every lover jealous of the priceless gift Mumtas received.