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Why are the minarets of the Taj Mahal tilted outwards? The four minarets surrounding the Taj Mahal in Agra are designed with a slight outward lean, to protect the Taj in case they collapse. The tilt seeks to ensure that the minarets will fall away from the tomb in case of calamities such as an earthquake.
Who’s Currently Buried in the Taj Mahal? This gigantic mausoleum only houses two people’s remains: Mumtaz Mahal’s and Shah Jahan’s.
Taj Mahal. AGRA: As the controversy on Taj Mahal rages, UP’s minister in-charge of religious affairs and culture, Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary, on Sunday said that Taj Mahal is just a beautiful building and not a religious place.
the Taj Mahal is a sacred place in India.
In April 2015, six lawyers filed a petition claiming that the monument was originally an ancient shrine to the lord Shiva. Ex-State President of BJP of Uttar Pradesh had said the Taj Mahal was an ancient temple that was sold by Hindu king Jai Singh to Shah Jahan.
Beams primarily carry vertical gravitational forces. They are also used to carry horizontal loads (e.g., loads due to an earthquake or wind or in tension to resist rafter thrust as a tie beam or (usually) compression as a collar beam).