why was the taj mahal built?

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One of the world’s most recognisable buildings the Taj Mahal in Agra was built between 1632 and 1653 at the behest of Shah Jahan the fifth Mughal emperor. Shah Jahan was a patron of painting and architecture; the Taj Mahal a mausoleum devoted to his beloved third wife. The Mughal Empire was under siege during his rule.