Thursday, November 8, 2007

Is Taj Mahal a Shiva Temple?

BBC says about Taj Mahal---Hidden Truth - Never say it is a Tomb

The interior water well

Close up of the pinnacle

Red lotus at apex of the entrance

Rear view of the Taj & 22 apartments

The Music House--a contradiction

A marble apartment on ground floor

The OM in the flowers on the walls

Interior of one of the 22 secret rooms

Interior of another of the locked rooms

Vedic design on ceiling of a locked room

Secret walled door that leads to other rooms

Secret bricked door that hides more evidence

Palace in Barhanpur where Mumtaz died

Pavilion where Mumtaz is said to be buried


No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the
whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says
Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient
Hindu temple palace of
Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya ) . In the course of his research O
ak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from
then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court ch ronicle,
Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in
was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial . The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur
retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for
surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a
burial place for
dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers.

For example, Humayun,Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried
in such mansions. Oak's inquiries began with the name of Taj Mahal. He says

the term "
Mahal " has never been used for a building in any Muslim countries
from Afghanisthan to
Algeria . "The unusual explanation that the term Taj
Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal was illogical in atleast two respects.

Firstly, her name was never
Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he writes.
Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's
name to derive the remainder as the name for the building."Taj Mahal, he
claims, is a corrupt version of
Tejo Mahalaya, or Lord Shiva's Palace . Oak
also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale cre ated
court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists Not a
single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan's time corroborates the love story.

Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates
Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple dedicated to Shiva, worshipped by
Rajputs of
Agra city. For example, Prof. Marvin Miller of New York took a
samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed
that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan. European traveler Johan
Albert Mandelslo,who visited
Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's
death), describes the life of the cit y in his memoirs. But he makes no
reference to the Taj Mahal being built. The writings of Peter Mundy, an
English visitor to
Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the
Taj was a noteworthy building well before Shah Jahan's time.

Prof. Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies
that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a typical Hindu temple
than a mausoleum. Many rooms in the Taj ! Mahal have remained sealed
since Shah Jahan's time and are still inaccessible to the public
. Oak
asserts they contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva and other objects
commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples
Fearing political
backlash, Indira Gandhi's government t ried to have Prof. Oak's book
withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the
first edition dire consequences . There is only one way to discredit or
validate Oak's research.

The current government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Ma hal under
U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate.


Vinod Balboa said...

This is truly interesting da. There are more controversies in the net. Try putting them also here. It was nice to read

jaya said...

machi...this s damn interesting da,,,
super da...dint know all these time that such a mystery surrounds tajmahal,,,,

Santhosh kumar.S said...

otha.....i have seen thin in mail forward....also in prof's is my opinion to avoid posting such things......

Druv said...

You can check out my blog as well for the same, i added a few extra pictures to make it fool proof. Taj Mahal was a Shiva temple shown with Pictographic Evidence

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Pramendra Pratap Singh said...

ताजमहल पर विस्तृत लेख

ताजमहल एक शिव मंदिर
ताजमहल नही तेजोमहालय : एक प्राचीन शिव मंदिर तथ्य और चित्र
ताजमहल नही तेजोमहालय: शिव मंदिर होने का मिला साक्ष्य
ताजमहल का इतिहास - ताज मकबरा नही अग्रेश्वर महदेव शिव
ताजमहल के इन दरवाजों में दफन हैं कई रहस्य
मक्‍का मे विराजित प्रसिद्ध मक्‍केश्‍वर महादेव शिवलिंग