India, The Taj Mahal
It brings me to tears every time I visit this massive marble palace – a palace built of love, the giant white marble shrine.
Visiting the Taj Mahal always makes me realize the power of love in all its many forms.
I awoke this morning to the sense of more love expanding into my heart and at the same time, a desire to push the fear that resides there – out.
It has been said that fear and love cannot exist in the same place. The Taj was built in 1632 on a massive 42 acres complex to house the tomb of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s favorite wife. At a cost of $ 827 million and took tweny full years to complete. What a gift - If only his was alive to see it. A good reminder to express our love often because when it’s over – it’s too late.
The energy of the Taj is still and mystic – almost otherworldly. Just like love.
Height 73 metres (240 ft)
Architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
Architectural style(s) Mughal architecture