Madhya Pradesh man builds Taj Mahal-like dwelling for spouse. See pics- The New Indian Categorical

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BHOPAL: Centuries in the past, the Burhanpur city of Central India was initially imagined to be the house to the Taj Mahal, which couldn’t be constructed there by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan, probably as a result of technical causes.

Within the twenty first 12 months of the twenty first century, a person in the identical city of contemporary Madhya Pradesh has constructed a Taj Mahal-look-alike home as a present for his spouse.

Anand Prakash Chouksey, a Burhanpur-based educationist, who additionally owns a hospital and a faculty, has constructed the duplicate of the Taj Mahal close to his college premises and gifted it to his spouse Manjusha Chouksey.

“The home resembling the Taj Mahal is simply 1/third of the world-famous historic monument of Agra, which was visited by me and my spouse three years again for inspiration earlier than beginning this home. We studied structure intently and requested engineers to pay attention to the structural particulars. After work of two and half years by groups of artisans from Burhanpur and outdoors, the home trying like Taj Mahal is lastly prepared and has turn into a significant draw for low funds vacationers who can’t afford travelling to Agra in addition to younger {couples} looking for the perfect location for pre-wedding shoots,” Chouksey stated.

The 55-60 ft excessive (initially deliberate 80 ft excessive, however permission not granted by native authorities) has an enormous corridor, 4 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and a devoted corridor for Dhyan (meditation).

In line with Praveen Chouksey, the consulting engineer of the Taj Mahal duplicate home, “it took round a month for our workforce for an in depth design examine of the Taj Mahal, adopted by a planning of some weeks, guided by skilled contractor Mushtaq Bhai, artisans from Burhanpur and outdoors achieved this dream mission in two and half years.”

Whereas the cemented carving was accomplished by groups from Indore and West Bengal, beautiful work on white stone sourced from Makrana was accomplished by artisans from Rajasthan solely, the inlay on flooring was carried out by artisans from Agra. The furnishings and inside work had been accomplished by groups from Mumbai and Surat.”


“After we began the work, we had been sceptical about its completion, however Anand Prakash Chouksey stated just one line, it was people solely who constructed the historic monument of affection centuries in the past, now why can’t the people with extra superior know-how and strategy rebuild its a duplicate. That line turned out to be a problem for us and eventually, the mission has been achieved,” the consulting engineer stated.

Enthused by the response of vacationers desirous to catch a glimpse of the Taj Mahal duplicate home, the Burhanpur-based educationist stated “My college premises home 1700 college students from 17 states. Their mother and father used to ask about what makes Burhanpur well-known, I made a decision that what couldn’t be achieved on the banks of river Tapti in our city after Mumtaz Mahal’s dying as a result of technical causes, must be accomplished now.”

Importantly, essentially the most attention-grabbing reality about Burhanpur city (which homes Burhanpur district headquarters additionally) is that it was initially imagined to be dwelling to the Taj Mahal. Mumtaz Mahal, in whose reminiscence the Taj Mahal was constructed, died in Burhanpur whereas giving beginning to her 14th youngster and the queen’s physique rested right here for a number of months till it was moved with the Mughal court docket to Agra the place the Taj now stands. The location was initially chosen for the Taj Mahal alongside the Tapti river nonetheless lies vacant, a silent reminder of the time that Burhanpur nearly had a brush with historical past.

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