Monday, 26 April 2010

Shahjahan & Mughal architecture:

Mughal architecture reached its perfection in Shahajahan`s reign(1627-1658). Humayun`s tomb was the first of the tombs, which continued the saga of the succession of tombs out of which the Taj Mahal is a magnicant piece of art. The Red Frot contains the imperial Mughal Palace, which is situated in Delhi, is again one of Shahjahan`s excellence. Tradition and innovation was very intelligently regarded in shahjahan`s architectural extravaganza.

Marble, which was easily available in Rajasthan, was used for the constructions. In the palace fort of Agra. Jahan replaced old structures along with the addition of new ones. An inlay of black marbles was used for the re-bulding of The Diwan-I-Am. The Moti Masjid is highly representative of purity, balance and gracefulness which were his appreciable contributions to the Agra Fort. The Jama Mosque of Delhi and the Pearl Mosque of Agra are reminiscent of the style that was eminent in mughal era. Near the city of Old Delhi, Shah Jahan built a new capital, Shahjahanabad, with its magnificent Red Fort. The Hall of Public Audience, in the fort contains the Peacock Throne, which consisted entirely of jewels and precious metals and stones. Shahjahan took ten years to build the city, and other than parts of the wall and three of its original 14 gates, the Red Fort and three mosques has survived the ravages of time.

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