The legend of the taj mahal tells us that it was built by shah jahan (1928-1958 AD) the fifth generation mogul emperor, as a mausoleum to his wife mumtaz mahal. And that 20,000 men worked incessantly for 22 year to complete the megnificant marble edifice.
Mumtaz died in 1931 AD,at barhanpur were she was buried and a mausoleum was erected. six month later her doy was shifted to agra to be bureid in what is known as the temporary grave which is demarcated and can be seen even today-a few meters to the southwest of the taj mahal. and subsequentlyher body was lied to rest inside the taj mahal.