THE WEBSTER'S Dictionary defines marble as - limestone that is more or less crystallised by metamorphism that ranges from granular to compact in texture, that is capable of taking a high polish, and that is used especially in architecture and sculpture. India Tourism's most identified promotional symbol is the Taj Mahal.

Created as a monument to unbounded love, the structure is mainly constructed with marbles. `La Pieta' the exquisite sculpture, defined as `Art Devine', executed by Michelangelo, is also a work of art created with marbles. Closer home, another fine piece of Renaissance Italian sculpture in marble, executed by G.B. Belzoni in the 16th century called `The Veiled Rebecca' can be found at the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad.

Man's fascination, love and the craving to possess marble can directly be attributed to the exquisite texture, soothing feel and alluring diverse patterns of the crystal. Makrana, an area southwest of Jaipur, is supposedly the source of the world's finest marbles. Marble as defined in the dictionary is crystallized limestone or calcium carbonate. The purest form is the transparent and blemishless white. The presence of other minerals like magnesium, graphite and iron is what lends colour and patterns to the marble. Indian marbles are considered to be the world's finest as it has higher purity and is less porous and hence not very fragile.

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