Sound and light highlights Taj Mahal history

7th Aug 2012

Holidaymakers visiting Agra were treated to a magical spectacle of sound and light which celebrated the history of the Taj Mahal.

The show was arranged by the Department of Tourism and is likely to have complemented the experience of seeing the historic region for those lucky enough to have been on holiday there at the time.

The love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his third queen Arjumand, known to the world by her title Mumtaz Mahal, was central to the show. A replica of the 358-year-old Taj Mahal - India's most famous tourist attraction - was used in the backdrop.

Ashok Jain, director of Kalakriti Culture Convention, suggested the play helps people understand the full story of the Taj Mahal.

He said: "When a tourist visits the state, he has some other point of view, but after watching this show, his view changes and he feels that he is taking along a message of love.

"One will not understand the history by merely visiting the Taj Mahal."

The play is currently being performed in 10 languages and it is hoped it will be converted into more languages in the future.

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