Mumtaz Mahal was born Arjumand Banu Begum in Agra to a family of Persian nobility.
Mumtaz Mahal died in 1631 in Burhanpur, Deccan (present-day Madhya Pradesh), during the birth of her 14th child, a daughter named Gauhar Ara Begum. Mumtaz Mahal real photo can be seen in Agra Taj Museum.
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“Often described as one of the wonders of the world, the stunning 17th Century white marble Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal”
Mumtaz Mahal was the empress consort of the Mughal Empire from 19 January 1628 to 17 June 1631 as the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal in Agra, often cited as one of the Wonders of the World, was commissioned by her husband to act as her tomb. Mumtaz Mahal real picture are available in Taj Mahal Museum, Also you can see Mumtaj Mahal original photo below;
In 1607 when strolling down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, Shah Jahan caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. It was love at first sight and the girl was Mumtaz Mahal,(See Mumtaj Mahal photo above) who was known as Arjumand Banu Begum at that time. Shah Jahan real photo can be seen in Taj Mahal Museum. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz real photo also can be seen in Taj Mahal Complex in Agra.
“God separates the two lovers, least did he thought it would become the talk of the town”
The story or rather the love story of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan became the talk of the world and is been recognized by people from all across the world. One can see Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Photo in Agra Taj Mahal Museum. Let us take a straight sweep to know what all happened and how the two people became inseparable. Images of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan and other Mughal real photo available in Delhi Museum.
Mumtaz History and How did Mumtaz Mahal Died?
Often described as one of the wonders of the world, the stunning 17th Century white marble Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth. Mumtaj Shahjahan was married in 1612 in Agra.
In their 19 years of Mumtaz marriage, they had 14 children. Seven of the children died at birth or at a very tender age. In June 1631, while accompanying her husband to one of his war expeditions, Mumtaz Mahal died from postpartum hemorrhage in Burhanpur on 17 June 1631 while giving birth to her 14th child, after a prolonged labor around 30 hours.
On her death bed Mumtaz Begum asked for 4 promises from the emperor Shahjahan. The 1st promise was that Shah Jahan should erect a monument dedicated to their love. So people will remember Shahjahan Mumtaj inseparable love. The 2nd promise was that he would marry again. The 3rd promise was he would be kind to their children. The 4th and final promise was that her husband would visit the tomb on her death anniversary.
“in Burhanpur on 17 June 1631 while giving birth to her 14th child, after a prolonged labor around 30 hours”
Mumtaz Begum was buried temporarily in Burhanpur, until her body was transferred to Agra in January 1632. That same month, construction began on the Taj Mahal over the site of her burial. The Taj Mahal mausoleum, built in honour of Mumtaz Mahal and containing the tombs of both her and her husband, Shah Jahān, in Agra, India.
The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (reigned 1628–58) to immortalize his wife Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”), who died in childbirth in 1631, having been the emperor’s inseparable companion since their marriage in 1612.
The Taj Mahal was built in 1648 by Shah Jehan as a memorial to his wife. Today, it is listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, lost his spouse Mumtaz Mahal on June 17, 1631.
The Taj Mahal became symbol of love of both Mumtaj Shahjahan, commissioned by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 to honor his favorite wife who died while giving birth to their 14th child. Although it’s not just the price tag that demonstrates the love of the emperor – it’s the fact that he wanted this to be a building without parallel. you can see Mumtaz Mahal Picture / Mumtaz Begum real photo in Taj Mahal Museum in Agra, India.
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Last Update KW 18/5/22