Agra is a popular city located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This city was home to many Mughal rulers of this country and was an important administrative centre during the British Raj. The city of Agra offers an array of attractions, which are visited by domestic and international tourists in huge numbers throughout the year. The Taj Mahal, one of the magnificent monuments of the world, is undoubtedly the most famous attraction of this place. It was constructed by Shah Jahan (a Mughal emperor) to commemorate the death of his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum (also known as Mumtaz Mahal). You can plan an Agra day tour and visit this beautiful monument, considered as an epitome of love.
Calligraphy inside the Monument
Arabic sayings are inscribed beautifully on black marble present on the south gateway and the main mausoleum of this monument. Holy verses from the Quran, which are inscribed in the Thuluth script, are used to augment the beauty of various sections of passages here. They are inscribed on jasper or black marble and inlaid into the white marble of panels. These verses were chosen by the Persian calligrapher, Abd-ul-Haq, who migrated from Shiraz (Iran) in 1609 and was entitled as Amanat Khan by Shah Jahan.
The marble surrounding the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal has intricate work and realistic depictions of vines and flowers. Exterior walls of this tomb have calligraphic inscriptions that depict the concept of doomsday. Various chapters taken from the Quran and engraved on marble around the tomb are Ya Sin, the Crowds, Victory, Dominion, the Rending Asunder, Morning Light, the Solace and the Evidence. If you wish to witness the impeccable calligraphy of this monument, you can plan a Taj Mahal Agra tour during your trip. Visit this place and delve deeper into the exquisite art of calligraphy.