I Hope you all must have read beow article about the Truth of Taj Mahal ?
I got the following as an email forward:
Truth about Taj Mahal!!!! Read Carefully and Think Yourself!!! May be the biggest love story in Indian History is a blunder of historian!!!!!
NOW READ THIS.......
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 the 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 Oak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial . The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur still 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 created by 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 few 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 rather 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 tried 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 Mahal under U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate.
Do circulate this to all you know and let them know about this reality.....
I Do not want to hurt any religion here.. Its just an discussion if it is true or not ?
Its so long Nithya....will read latter.....
in brief i will tell u..there was a guy ..who was in love with a girl.....both get married....after some days Girl's died.....Boy become emotional......he built a good building in her memory.....that building called TAJ MAHAL ......now its as sign of love also....:p
From India, Pune
hey this thing is already posted here with photos whos this mad professor Oak all these fellows what war in India between Hindus and muslims so only they come with this type of things
From India, Alappuzha
This email is in circulation from year 2003. I received it several times but when I ask senders whether they have read the book, the answer is negative. ASI , and UNESCO committee which is maintaining the heritage have good brains and they are scientists who preserve this monument.
From India, Madras
Yes this has been posted many times. But its a wonderful and eye-opening post and so thanks for posting.
It is spreading awareness which is off course great! Today we all know that the Kohinoor diamond or the Peacock throne was originally in India, the same way we are opening our eyes to this HUGE secret.
Here is a link with the images Forum (Post & Earn $$$): BBC says about Taj Mahal Hidden Truth
By the way, this is not true only with Taj Mahal. The Kutub Minar is also the same. It is built with pillars broken down from temples. A stone inscription at the site itself tells the same. Ive seen it recently.
From India, Mumbai
P. N. Oak (born 1917), full name Purushottam Nagesh Oak, is a Maharashtrian Brahmin historian associated with the Hindutva movement. His methods and his version of Indian history have been widely rejected.
On July 142000 the Supreme Court in New Delhi dismissed a petition that sought to force a declaration that a Hindu king built Taj Mahal, as P.N. Oak has claimed. The court reprimanded the petitioner.
"India will teach us the tolerance and gentleness of mature mind, understanding spirit and a unifying, pacifying love for all human beings."
From India, Madras
Yes Giri.. I Appreciate your thought not to create any disharmony among Hindhu and Muslim we are having no rights to do that.
God created every religion so every religion must be respected as we are democratic INDIANS !!
From India, Madras
Dear Nithya, I have read the book written by Prof. Oak long back. I have visited the Taj way back in 1983. I do agree with your views. Regrds G.K.Manjunath HR-Manager
From India, Bangalore
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