# Does the Taj Mahal have the golden ratio?

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, is the country's most famous building. The Taj Mahal's main structure was created utilizing the Golden Ratio. This is why it appears to be flawless. The rectangles that formed the basic outline of the building's facade were all in the Golden Proportion. This means that they had ratios of length to width that were exactly equal to one another.

In order for the main structure to appear balanced, the four corners should have been cut off at a 45-degree angle. This would have made the building completely rectangular, with identical sides. But since this wasn't done, the four corners are not symmetrical. The largest angle is between the fourth corner and the other three corners. It is about 10 degrees less than a right angle.

The closest approximation of the Golden Ratio is 1.61803399. This number can be seen everywhere in nature. With plants, trees, flowers, and even human bodies, there is no perfect symmetry. However, if you divide the length of a line or shape by its width, then multiply this number by itself, you will always get very close to 1.61803399.

For example, the taj mahal has a height of 47 meters (154 feet) and a base area of 5,732 square meters (6,300 square yards).

## Why is the Taj Mahal called the "Crown of Places"?

The Taj Mahal, often known as the "Crown of Places," is located in Agra. The Taj Mahal is the reason that the bulk of tourists plan their trip to India. It is constructed of white stones that stay cold even when it is quite hot outside. It was constructed by the famous Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and is highly regarded. Around 20 years after his death, it was completed.

There are several reasons why the Taj Mahal has been named so. It originally had no name, but it is said that someone once called it a "crown of places" and this caught on. It also can be translated as "a tomb like a palace". Finally, it is believed that the creator of the world, God, can be found inside the building looking down upon the capital He created.

It is impossible to describe all that the Taj Mahal has to offer. However, if you just want to know about its beauty, there are three areas of the monument you should visit. The first area is the central part, which includes the mausoleum of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The second area is the far west side, which has many beautiful flowers and trees. The third area is the far east side, where the building is still under construction.

If you have time, take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Taj Mahal grounds. They will show you everything from the main entrance to one of the corners of the building.

## Is the Taj Mahal Persian?

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum complex located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, northern India. It is regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture (a blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles). Millions of people visit the Taj Mahal each year, making it one of the world's most recognizable structures. It was built from 1632 to 1652 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal was constructed from white marble taken from various locations across the empire. It consists of four main buildings: the mausoleum, the mosque, the guest house, and the library. The overall design of the complex is based on that of a miniature city with streets, squares, and gardens. It is now protected by the government as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The name "Taj Mahal" means "Crowned Moon". The epithet "Mahal" means "great" or "grand", and it alludes to the fact that the tomb surpasses those of its predecessors in terms of beauty. In addition, it represents the moon-goddess Lakshi Maata or Chandi Maata ("Chandi" being another name for the goddess Durga).

In conclusion, the Taj Mahal is a monument built in memory of Shah Jahan's third wife, who died while giving birth to their 14th child.

## Is the Taj Mahal in Delhi or up?

The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, a significant city approximately 176 kilometers as the crow flies from New Delhi, the capital. It today has a population of 1.7 million people. The Taj Mahal is located in Agra's east, in one of the richest parts of the city at the time of its creation. Today, the area is home to many luxury hotels and restaurants.

The Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1646 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is the finest example of Mughal architecture and is considered a masterpiece of world-class importance. The building takes the form of a tomb with four sides surrounded by water, thus symbolizing eternal life.

The construction site consisted of an empty field with no buildings nearby. Only after the completion of the project did it become clear that a suitable place for a tomb had been found. The emperor wanted a monument that would outdo those of his predecessors so the foundation was deep enough to accommodate several more tombs. However, only that of his wife is still intact today.

The location of the Taj Mahal inside Agra Fort was probably intended as a reminder of Akbar's victory over the armies of Hindu ruler Jahangir. This victory made possible the establishment of Mughal rule, which would later extend across most of India.

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