The Gardens of Taj Mahal and the Sun

The Gardens of Taj Mahal and the Sun

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.346 816 1262 104-107 Volume 2 - Nov 2013

Abstract

The Taj Mahal is a splendid mausoleum in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is the best known and famous example of the Mughal architecture, which combines elements from Islamic and Indian architectural styles. Here we discuss the planning of the Taj Mahal gardens and their orientation with sunrise/sunset azimuths on solstices.

Keywords

Satellite Maps, Solar Orientation, Archaeoastronomy

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