Recently I saw a news report in India Today , Times of India and other news papers that the Supreme court was informed by the ASI, Government of India has declared that Tajmahal was never a Hindu Shiva temple and was Tajmahal, that is a Tomb. Also earlier the Supreme court had observed that that Tajmahal was a Siva temple existed only in the imagination of some, hinting at Sri. PN Oak who first propounded the theory.
However neither the ASI nor the Supreme Court provided the reasons , historical evidence to prove that Tajmahal was not built on Siva temple nor have they disproved the facts that Tajmahal was a Siva temple earlier.
Let people decide on the evidence.
I am sharing articles on this and on the fact Shah jehan Mumtaz love story is a lie perpetrated.
- ASI has finally declared that Taj Mahal is a tomb not a Shiva temple.
- All evidences presented to prove Taj Mahal is Tejomahalay are imaginary, says ASI.
- Local Agra officials say Taj Mahal is world heritage monument and should not be made centre of unnecessary disputes.
With the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) finally filing an affidavit in an Agra court declaring the Taj Mahal as the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the controversy over the Taj Mahal’s alleged past as a Shiva temple is expected to finally come to an end. Filing the affidavit in the local court in the case filed by advocate Rajesh Kulshreshtha, the ASI advocate Anjani Sharma said that the Taj Mahal had been constructed by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his deceased wife Mumtaz. Sharma went on to add that whatever ‘evidence’ has been presented in support of the claims that the Taj Mahal was actually a Shiva temple ‘tejomahalay’ was imaginary. Sharma also said that the Supreme Court has already decided what parts of the Taj Mahal are to be opened for tourists and what should be closed, so there was no need for a review of this matter. According to an ASI official, this entire controversy appears to have originated from a book written by self-styled historian PN Oak which presents so-called evidence about the Taj Mahal’s Hindu origins. Ever since the publication of the book, this controversy raises its head time and again. It doesn’t help that political leaders and ministers give irresponsible statements in its support, further fuelling the fire.
Now let us have a look at the Architectural Angle of the Taj Mahal with reference to Islamic Architecture and Vedic Architecture.
1.The building of a Mausoleum and the attendant frills are not seen in Islamic architecture..
Burhanpur is a mid-size city in Madhya Pradesh state, India. It is the administrative seat of Burhanpur District. It is situated on the north bank of the Tapti River, 340 kilometres southwest of Bhopal and 540 kilometres northeast of Mumbai. Wikipedia.
It is stated that her body was ,
She had been accompanying her husband while he was fighting a campaign in the Deccan Plateau. Her body was temporarily buried at Burhanpur in a walled pleasure garden known as Zainabad originally constructed by Shah Jahan‘s uncleDaniyal on the bank of the Tapti River. The contemporary court chroniclers paid an unusual amount of attention to Mumtaz Mahal‘s death and Shah Jahan’s grief at her demise. In the immediate aftermath of his bereavement, the emperor was reportedly inconsolable. Apparently after her death, Shah Jahan went into secluded mourning for a year. When he appeared again, his hair had turned white, his back was bent, and his face worn. Shah Jahan’s eldest daughter, the devoted Jahanara Begum, gradually brought him out of grief and took the place of Mumtaz at court.
Her personal fortune (valued at 10,000,000 rupees) was divided by Shah Jahan between Jahanara Begum, who received half and the rest of her surviving children. Burhanpur was never intended by her husband as his wife’s final resting spot. As a result her body was disinterred in December 1631 and transported in a golden casket escorted by her son Shah Shuja and the head lady in waiting of the deceased Empress back to Agra. There it was interred in a small building on the banks of the Yamuna River. Shah Jahan stayed behind in Burhanpur to conclude the military campaign that had originally brought him to the region. While there, he began planning the design and construction of a suitable mausoleum and funerary garden in Agra for his wife. It was a task that would take more than 22 years to complete: the Taj Mahal.(wiki)
2.The point is that the chronicles are very careful in not mentioning explicitly that the body was buried inside the Taj.
Even today, when I visited the Place last year , I was informed by the Archaeological Guide showed a well like structure which was shut down by a Grille and that it contained the Body of Mumtaz!
3..Aurangzeb’s chroniclers do not record this.
4.Carbon Dating of the Taj Mahal.
The timber door before it was sealed up with bricks. In 1974 American Professor Marvin Mills took a sample from this door for Carbon dating and concluded that the Taj Mahal pre-dates Shahjahan. After this revelation, the Government of India removed the timber doors and the openings were bricked up.
A wooden piece from the riverside doorway of the Taj subjected to the carbon 14 test by an American Laboratory, has revealed that the door to be 300 years older than Shahjahan,since the doors of the Taj, broken open by Muslim invaders repeatedly from the 11th century onwards, had to b replaced from time to time. The Taj edifice is much more older. It belongs to 1155 A.D, i.e., almost 500 years anterior to Shahjahan.
5.Proof of vedic Architecture.
Temples have Corridors for doing the Rounds, clockwise , built around the Garbha Gruha and Artha Mandapa.
This Corridor!) is not a Corridor, see it’s with width and symmetry.
The Architecture is Not islamic, but Rajput.
7,Cupolas or Kalasams.
Temples have Cupolas , called Kalasas, one can understand this if one sees the South Indian Temple Srchitecture.
You can see it in images also.
Curiously , these Kalasa are Eleven in Number.
This represents the Ekadasa Rudras,.
You won’t find it even in Vishnu Temples for Vishnu is associated with number twelve, His Important Nama,Name, The Dwadasa nama , contains twelve letters and Vishnu is one of the 12 Adityas.
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