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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taj Mahal

In 1632 A.D., Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor 'Shah Jahan', in loving memory of his third wife 'Mumtaz Mahal'(Arjumand Banu Begum). She died during the birth of their fourteenth child, a daughter named 'Gauhara Begum'. Though the famous monument is technically a mausoleum, where eventually Shah Jahan too was buried after his death in 1666 A.D., but due to its magnificence and sheer beauty we overlook that fact and count it among 7 wonders of the world. Though I haven't visited the great monument but looking at its images, makes me wonder that so much was the love of the king for his queen that he spent many a years and huge sums of money on construction of such a gigantic structure. That would be considered symbol of love world over, even several centuries later.

Today in 2012 A.D., the year of troubling questions (Prophecy of Nostradamus and Mayan calendar, etc) about continuum of our existence and possible destruction of earth by natural disasters and man-made causes, people still Love. Amidst fast-paced life, suburban rush hours and health complications at an early age, true love finds its place in young and mature hearts alike. With today's world economy a common man finds it difficult to buy an appropriate house for his family along with securing admission into A-Grade schools for his children, let alone getting a blueprint of Taj Mahal. These days life is tough to even get by, i.e. if not stricken by accidents or sudden illnesses or other silent killers, if any of this happens then hell breaks loose.

But I believe, Love still enjoys being one of the best things in a Human's Life, thriving upon pure and deep emotions. When you are in Love, and at the same time struggling with economy and social life, you still try to be nice and keep each other happy. This undying effort in all times is fueled by true Love. You may not be able to build a Beach side Villa, for your loved one but, you can love them to pieces. You can make your partner feel as if their body is your place of worship, and yours is a fort guiding them from worldly troubles of this life. You can lead a life, giving them the key to your heart forever and making them feel privileged of it, of course both partners have to come forward for such arrangements to work on both sides.

In love, communication is the key to a fruitful, satisfying and a successful relationship. If you leave aside frequent meetings, roaming in malls, showering each other with expensive gifts and even reduce physical intimacy to an extent, just try to maintain good communication. And with that your relation would still be in a state of bliss, owing to communication. The human mind is no doubt a complex structure; on top of that a Lover's mind is entirely a different thing. Communication is a bridge between these two complex structures, i.e. the minds of Lovers. In a new relationship, the bridge is large and long. As both partners mature along with their relation, they get close and the bridge becomes shorter and narrower. When lovers recognize each other fully and their Love is at its deepest state of selfless love, the bridge vanishes and the two minds become One. The One Mind entity is nothing but their Taj Mahal. And it can be rightly called so, because of the love, time, efforts and sacrifices both partners have put into it.

Thus, in this modern day Life one can aspire to build such a Taj Mahal out of Love for their partner.