An Everlasting Dream
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The legend says that Shah Jahan used to watch Mumtaz Mahal’s Tomb from this window at Lal Quila, the Red Fort located in Agra during the last seven years of his life as he was under house arrest by his son Aurangzeb.
I wanted the Yamuna River to reflect red shades in order to wrap the Taj Mahal in an everlasting love dream.
Emperor Shah Jahan himself described the Taj in these words:
“Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator’s glory.”
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