Why do we give importance to only one historical monument?India is a very ancient civilization. There is no dearth of grand historical monuments in north, south, east, west and central parts of the country. We are stunned by the grandeur of Meenakshi Temple of Madurai, Konark Sun Temple of Orissa, historical monuments of Hampi, Khajuraho Temples, Ajanta-Elora paintings, Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, Brihadishwara Temple of Thanjavur, Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, Kamakshya Temple of Assam, Unakoti sculpture of Tripura and Martand Sun Temple of Kashmir. These are only very few examples of grand architecture. All these architectural wonders are the pride of India.
In spite of existence of so many great monuments in the country, why do we give publicity only to Taj Mahal and some other select monuments of Mughal era? Why don't we give similar publicity to other grand monuments? Why don't we stress upon the protection and proper maintenance of all these monuments?