"The original conceptual framework of the Taj Mahal considered Yamuna as an integral part and not as a separate entity. Water of the river should flow touching the rear foundation of the monument to keep the structure in good health," said Mughal historian R. Nath.
The river has bridged the gap between the foundation of the Taj and the main stream that had been distanced by an artificial park.
Image: PAC jawans patrolling in the River Yamuna near Taj Mahal as its water level rises in Agra on September 13, 2010.(Photographs copyright PTI)