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Taj Mahal gets competition as new white marble wonder Soami Bagh opens in Agra
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Taj Mahal gets competition as new white marble wonder Soami Bagh opens in Agra

| @indiablooms | 17 May 2024, 11:55 pm

Agra/IBNS: A new white marble structure called Soami Bagh Samadh in Agra that took 104 years for construction to be completed, has opened to spiritually inclined tourists.

Comparisons have been drawn between the iconic Taj Mahal and the newly built mausoleum of the founder of the Radhasoami sect in Soami Bagh.

Soami Bagh is a spiritual retreat and architectural wonder in Agra, located about 12 km away from the Taj Mahal.

This temple is one of a kind as it promotes the unity of mankind, regardless of one’s religion, according to the Agra Tourism website.

Situated in the Dayal Bagh area, Soami Bagh Samadh is mainly the magnificent mausoleum of Huzur Swamiji Maharaj. He’s the founder of the Radhasoami faith. The construction of this spiritual centre began in the 1900s and went on for a century.

Soami Bagh attracts both devotees and tourists with its tranquillity. It’s a spiritual destination for people of different faiths who come here to be a part of satsang activities and spiritual talks.

Constructed primarily from white marble, the samadhi is adorned with beautiful abstract and floral motifs.

The immaculate white marble structure has become a popular attraction for tourists exploring Agra.

Many are in awe of the grandeur of the mausoleum and consider it a worthy rival to the Taj Mahal, adding to the architectural splendour of the city known for its Mughal-era monuments.

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