- 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)
30. A Sanskrit inscription too supports the conclusion that the Taj originated as a Shiva temple. Wrongly termed as the Bateshwar inscription (currently preserved on the top floor of the Lucknow museum), it refers to the raising of a “crystal white Shiva temple so alluring that Lord Shiva once enshrined in it decided never to return to Mount Kailash his usual abode”. That inscription dated 1155 A.D. was removed from the Tajmahal garden at Shahjahan’s orders. Historians and Archaeologists have blundered in terming the inscription the `Bateshwar inscription’ when the record doesn’t say that it was found by Bateshwar. It ought, in fact, to be called `The Tejomahalaya inscription’ because it was originally installed in the Taj garden before it was uprooted and cast away at Shahjahan’s command.
A clue to the tampering by Shahjahan is found on pages 216-217, vol. 4, of Archeological Survey of India Reports (Published 1874) stating that a “great square black ballistic pillar which, with the base and capital of another pillar….now in the grounds of Agra,…it is well known, once stood in the garden of Tajmahal”.
31. Far from the building of the Taj, Shahjahan disfigured it with black Koranic lettering and heavily robbed it of its Sanskrit inscription, several idols and two huge stone elephants extending their trunks in a welcome arch over the gateway where visitors these days buy entry tickets. An Englishman, Thomas Twinning, records (pg.191 of his book “Travels in India A Hundred Years ago”) that in November 1794 “I arrived at the high walls which enclose the Taj-e-Mahal and its circumjacent buildings. I here got out of the palanquin and…..mounted a short flight of steps leading to a beautiful portal which formed the centre of this side of the `COURT OF ELEPHANTS” as the great area was called.”
32. The Taj Mahal is scrawled over with 14 chapters of the Koran but nowhere is there even the slightest or the remotest allusion in that Islamic overwriting to Shahjahan’s authorship of the Taj. Had Shahjahan been a builder, he would have said so in so many words before beginning to quote Koran.
33. That Shahjahan, far from building the marble Taj, only disfigured it with black lettering is mentioned by the inscriber Amanat Khan Shirazi himself in an inscription on the building. A close scrutiny of the Koranic lettering reveals that they are grafts patched up with bits of variegated stone on an ancient Shiva temple.
Carbon 14 Test
34. A wooden piece from the riverside doorway of the Taj subjected to the carbon 14 test by an American Laboratory has revealed 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 be 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.
From: Works of P.N. Oak