- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 1)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 2)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 3)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 4)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 5)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 6)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 7)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 8)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 9)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 10)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 11)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 evidences (Part 12)
- Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple – 100 plus evidences (Part 13)
101. The entire Taj complex comprises of 400 to 500 rooms. Residential accommodation on such a stupendous scale is unthinkable in a mausoleum.
102. The neighbouring Tajganj township’s massive protective wall also encloses the Tajmahal temple palace complex. This is a clear indication that the Tejomahalay temple palace was part and parcel of the township. A street of that township leads straight into the Tajmahal. The Tajganj gate is aligned in a perfectly straight line to the octagonal red stone garden gate and the stately entrance arch of the Tajmahal. The Tajganj gate besides being central to the Taj temple complex is also put on a pedestal. The western gate by which the visitors enter the Taj complex is a comparatively minor gateway. It has become the entry gate for most visitors today because the railway station and the bus station are on that side.
103. The Tajmahal has pleasure pavilions which a tomb would never have.
104. A tiny mirror glass in a gallery of the Red Fort in Agra reflects the Taj Mahal. Shahjahan is said to have spent his last eight years of life as a prisoner in that gallery peering at the reflected Tajmahal and sighing in the name of Mumtaz. This myth is a blend of many falsehoods. Firstly, old Shajahan was held prisoner by his son Aurangzeb in the basement storey in the Fort and not in an open, fashionable upper storey. Secondly, the glass piece was fixed in the 1930’s by Insha Allah Khan, a peon of the archaeology department just to illustrate to the visitors how in ancient times the entire apartment used to scintillate with tiny mirror pieces reflecting the Tejomahalay temple a thousand fold. Thirdly, an old decrepit Shahjahan with pain in his joints and cataract in his eyes, would not spend his day craning his neck at an awkward angle to peer into a tiny glass piece with bedimmed eyesight when he could as well his face around and have full, direct view of the Tajmahal itself. But the general public is so gullible as to gulp all such prattle of wily, unscrupulous guides.
105. That the Tajmahal dome has hundreds of iron rings sticking out of its exterior is a feature rarely noticed. These are made to hold Hindu earthen oil lamps for temple illumination.
106. Those putting implicit faith in Shahjahan authorship of the Taj have been imagining Shahjahan-Mumtaz to be a soft hearted romantic pair like Romeo and Juliet. But contemporary accounts speak of Shahjahan as a hard-hearted ruler, who was constantly egged on to acts of tyranny and cruelty, by Mumtaz.
107. School and College history carry the myth that Shahjahan reign was a golden period in which there were peace and plenty and that Shahjahan commissioned many buildings and patronized literature. This is pure fabrication. Shahjahan did not commission even a single building as we have illustrated by a detailed analysis of the Tajmahal legend. Shahjahan had to engage in 48 military campaigns during a reign of nearly 30 years which proves that his was not an era of peace and plenty.
108. The interior of the dome rising over Mumtaz’s cenotaph has a representation of Sun and cobras drawn in gold. Hindu warriors trace their origin to the Sun. For an Islamic mausoleum, the Sun is redundant. Cobras are always associated with Lord Shiva.
109. The Muslim caretakers of the tomb in the Tajmahal used to possess a document which they styled as “Tarikh-i-Tajmahal”. Historian H.G. Keene has branded it as `a document of doubtful authenticity’. Keene was uncannily right since we have seen that Shahjahan not being the creator of the Tajmahal any document which credits Shahjahan with the Tajmahal, must be an outright forgery. Even that forged document is reported to have been smuggled out of Pakistan. Besides such forged documents there are whole chronicles on the Taj, which are pure concoctions.
110. There is a lot of sophistry and casuistry or at least confused thinking associated with the Taj even in the minds of professional historians, archaeologists, and architects. At the outset, they assert that the Taj is entirely Muslim in design. But when it is pointed out that its Lotus capped dome, and the four corner pillars, etc. are all entirely Hindu, those worthies shift ground and argue that that was probably because the workmen were Hindu and were to introduce their own patterns. Both these arguments are wrong because Muslim accounts claim the designers to be Muslim, and the workers invariably carry out the employer’s dictates.
The Taj is only a typical illustration of how all historic buildings and townships from Kashmir to Cape Comorin though of Hindu origin have been ascribed to this or that Muslim ruler or courtier.
It is hoped that people the world over who study Indian history will awaken to this new finding and revise their erstwhile beliefs.
From: Works of P.N. Oak