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Taj Mahal (ˈtɑːdʒ məˈhɑːl Pronunciation for Taj Mahal



  1. a white marble mausoleum in central India, in Agra on the Jumna River: built (1632–43) by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal; regarded as the finest example of Mogul architecture

Word Origin

Urdu, literally: crown of buildings


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