Taj Mahal Analysis

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The simplicity of the proportions of the Taj Mahal creates a completely harmonious effect. The building is exactly as widw as it is high and height of its dome is the same as the height of its arched facade. It has two identical monuments of red sandstone inlaid with marble on either side. The monuments of red sandstone inlaid with marble on either side. The monument on the left is a mosque, while the one on the right is its architectural replica, called a javab or ‘an answer’, whose purpose is simply to provide symmetry to the whole. The funerary monuments forms the climax of a great complex that incorporates a riverside terrace, spacious char-bagh , forecourt, bazaar and sarais, all aligned along a north-south axis. While the visual climax of the complex is the white marble mausoleum rising upon a terrace at the northern end of the garden, it is the great char-bagh that forms the spatial centerpiece. Some 296 meters square internally , it is divided into quadrants by broad walkways, along the middle of which run garden plots with geometric divisions and channels with fountains. These features coverage on a raised platform with a small pool located in the middle of the garden walkways subdivide the char-bagh’s quadrants into…show more content…
It was a very sensetive and hazardous proposition in as much as its enormous weight could have easily led to sub-soil displacement, and to an inclination or subsidance towards , or sinking of the whole structure into, the river.The face rises to height of 92ft. 3in. from the platform. The angles are enriched by a number of turrets (a small tower on top of a larger tower), all of milky marble, while from the centre springs the magnificent dome supported by lofty drum. The dome is 58ft. in diameter and rises 74ft. above the roof surmounted by a gilded pinnacle based on a full-blown inverted lotus and crowned with a

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