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The Precious Stones of the Great Moguls > Indian Jewellery > The Precious Stones of the Great Moguls  |  Print  |  E-mail a friend
When the second wife of the Great Mogul Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-66) died on the 17 June 1651, he went in deep sorrow. Her name was to be remembered forever as Mumtaz Mahal as Shah Jahan erected the mausoleum Taj Mahal.

It was built according to the ancient Vasadi laws of energy. Being a lover of precious stones, such as the diamonds known as "Grand Mogul" (280 carat) and "Shah" (88.7 carat), he had the cenotaph and the nearby marble lattices decorated with the most valuable material he could imagine: inlaid minerals in the pietra dura and parchin kari technique.

Picture: Great Mogul Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, first half of the 17thh. century

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