For The First Time In 300 Years, Taj Mahal Graves To Get A Clay Pack Treatment

by Kanika Sharma
For The First Time In 300 Years, Taj Mahal Graves To Get A Clay Pack Treatment

Among various other things happening in the country, keeping in mind the visit by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, here is another one that made it to the list. For the first time in 300 years, the iconic monument of love, Taj Mahal, is getting a clean up! Yep, you read that right.

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What’s Happening?

First impressions matter. Indeed, they do. That’s why one of the most iconic monuments in the country is getting all prepped up for Donald Trump’s visit. The replicas of the two graves are being given a clay-pack treatment. This endeavour has been taken up for the first time in 300 years.

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The Taj Mahal has been cleaned five times before. The process has been the same: clay pack treatment. However, the replicas of the graves were never cleaned earlier. The chamber below the replicas houses the real graves of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

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It has been reported that the chandelier above the graves is also being washed with tamarind water. The entire project is being undertaken by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

What’s More?

The water level of River Yamuna, that flows along the iconic monument of love, was extremely low. It was recently filled up with 17 million litres of water. It is believed to have been done to remove the foul smell as well.

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With all these measures being undertaken, Taj Mahal is most definitely expected to shine in “all its glory”. Thanks to Trump’s visit, various other tourists will also be able to see the “bright side”.