Friday, August 30, 2013

The Taj's Mosque

The Mosque to the west of the Taj Mahal, made of red sandstone and featuring the distinctive white domes of the great mausoleum and monument to love, is an important gathering point and place of prayer for the Muslims of Agra. This is also the reason the Taj complex is closed to tourists on Fridays - visitors take note!

The Mosque has an identical jawab on the other side of the Taj, added into the design for symmetry! Such was Shah Jahan's vision.

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