Monday, 23 January 2017

Video Beauty ~ Visual Storytelling

Music "Lane Moje", Serbian composer Željko Joksimović

The woman in the video is Mumtaz Mahal and he is the emperor Jahan which built Taj Mahal as a tomb for his wife. When she is on the boat she is dead(the pass rite) and she is going to Taj Mahal, her tomb.
Persian princess by Mehran7fox 
Mumtaz Mahal (April 1593 – 17 June 1631) "the elect of the palace" was a Mughal Empress and chief consort of Emperor Shah Jahan. The Taj Mahal in Agra was constructed by her husband as her final resting place. She was born as Arjumand Banu Begum in Agra, to a family of Persian nobility.
She died in Burhanpur in the Deccan (now in Madhya Pradesh) during the birth of their fourteenth child, a daughter named Gauhara Begum. Shah Jahan had the Taj Mahal built as a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal, which is considered to be a monument of "undying love".
The Taj Mahal is the final resting place of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan. Many to describe Taj Mahal as feminine. The imperial court documenting Shah Jahan's grief after the death of Mumtaz Mahal illustrate the love story held as the inspiration for Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage". Described by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "the teardrop on the cheek of time", it is regarded by many as the best example of Mughal architecture and a symbol of India's rich history.
In building the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones.The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. It is a large, white marble structure standing on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial. Like most Mughal tombs, the basic elements are Persian in origin.The most spectacular feature is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb. The top is decorated with a lotus design which also serves to accentuate its height.
The calligraphy on the Great Gate reads ~
"O Soul, thou art at rest. Return to the Lord at peace with Him, and He at peace with you."
Read more HERE and HERE
The video really resonated with me. There are certain aspects that remind me of the characters from my stories, especially Enna (The Butterfly Bridge). The subtle spiritual elements stirred me and when the palace came out of the waters, it blew me away, as this is so similar to something I've visualized/written for one of the books. The deep undying love shared in a timeless place, and the flowers, represent, for me, the ethereal realm I created called 'Calageata' (swan-gate). This is why I had to share the beautiful video here. Enjoy. 😍
Love and light,

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