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Immortal Reflection by SilEnigmaArts Immortal Reflection by SilEnigmaArts
In 1631, emperor Shah Jahan, was grief-stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their 14th child. His grief was so great that in 1632 construction of the Taj Mahal began in memory of his dear wife and queen, Mumtaz.

Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal in the lower chamber. It was constructed over a period of twenty-two years, employing twenty thousand workers and was completed in 1648.

Soon after the Taj Mahal's completion, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son Aurangzeb and put under house arrest at Agra Fort, across the Yamuna River. From an octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, Shah Jahan spent his last days as a prisoner of his son, gazing at the tomb of his beloved Mumtaz.

Upon Shah Jahan's death, Aurangzeb buried his father in the mausoleum next to his wife.


Note: The two white doves are my symbolic homage to Shah Jahan and Mumtaz.





A great big thanks to the following Stockists:

DA stocks:

:iconfirenze-design: Taj Mahal [link]
:iconfirenze-design: Agra Fort [link]
:icongostknight: Sunset [link]
:iconmoonsongstock: Tiger Cub [link]
:iconmangieb: Tiger Cub [link]
:iconrewston-stock: Dove [link]
:icongaothaire: Dove [link]
:iconjassy2012: Background birds [link]


Other stocks:
Girl purchased from Dreamstime -> [link]



Everything else was made by me in PaintshopPro7.




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Know however, that every :+fav: is a compliment and highly appreciated. Thank you!!



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Sitara-LeotaStock Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
This is so gorgeous. I love the atmosphere, it's exotic, foreign and warm and tranquil. 
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much.....pleased you like it :)
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Beautiful Photo Manipulation.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad you like it...thank you very much :)
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feainne Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The composition is great. I also like the mood and the doves are a nice touch. But my fav part is the Taj Mahal visible in the distance and its reflection on water.
Wonderful and sorrowful at the same time...
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   Digital Artist
True...one of the saddest love stories of all time.
Thank you for commenting Judy. Im glad you like it :hug:
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Mizth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful scene! :) :clap: :clap:
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Not totally how I wanted it to look but it is what it is. :shrug: Glad you like it though ....thank you :hug:
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Mizth Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is always something causing us to rethink the scene over and over while making it.. Missing that exact stock image of a person or an animal, stocks not taken in right angle and so on.. Well it trains our brain anyhow.. ;)
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Digital Artist
True :nod:
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