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The name of Taj Mahal quickly hits our minds with the statures of affection and quintessence of adoration. Love is the second name of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz. Shah Jahan developed Taj for his beloved wife Mumtaz who was born on 5 January 1592. Still, there are many unknown facts about the monument of love and himself the Mughal emperor. So, let’s take a look at the uncommon facts about the era of Shah Jahan and his love Mumtaz.
Taj Mahal was not meant to built and design to bury anyone other than Mumtaz Mahal. Aurangzed chose to entomb his father’s body by Mumtaz Mehal instead of building a monument.
Even after being a king, Shah Jahan did not have a state funeral.
Shah Jahan was detained by his own young son, Aurangzeb as he was worried about his father would give the throne of Mughals to his elder son.
Shah Jahan’s children obviously battled a fight called the battle of Samugarh against each other for the crown.
Shah Jahan tied the knot with his ex-wife, Mumtaz’s sister after Mumtaz left for the heavenly abode which made everyone think whether he cherished Mumtaz genuinely or not.
Mumtaz was his fourth wife and he had been married 7 times in his life.
Before marrying Shah Jahan, Mumtaz was married to someone else. But Shah Jahan took his life to win Mumtaz.
Full name of Shah Jahan as a sovereign seemed to be “Shahanshah Al-Sultan al-‘Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Malik-ul-Sultanat, Ala Hazrat Abu’l-Muzaffar Shahab ud-din Muhammad Shah Jahan I, Sahib-i-Qiran-i-Sani, Padshah Ghazi Zillu’llah, Firdaus-Ashiyani, Shahanshah-E-Sultanant Ul Hindiya Wal Mughaliya.”
When giving birth to her 14th child, Mumtaz’s life was taken.
Well, if you know any other notable fact about him, let us know!