Thursday, March 12, 2009

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

Aerial view of the Taj Mahal



The interior water well


Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome


Close up of the dome with pinnacle


Close up of the pinnacle


Inlaid pinnacle pattern in courtyard


Red lotus at apex of the entrance


Rear view of the Taj & 22 apartments


View of sealed doors & windows in back


Typical Vedic style corridors


The Music House--a contradiction


A locked room on upper floor


A marble apartment on ground floor


The OM in the flowers on the walls


Staircase that leads to the lower levels


300 foot long corridor inside apartments


One of the 22 rooms in the secret lower level


Interior of one of the 22 secret rooms


Interior of another of the locked rooms


Vedic design on ceiling of a locked room


Huge ventilator sealed shut with bricks


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



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 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,
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 cre ated
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 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.

Do circulate this to all you know and let them know about this reality....

5 comments:

Jeet Bookseller said...

I agree this is a fact that should be brought out... But the Taj Mahal, whether a tomb or a temple, it still has its own majesty. So let not this fact be made into a issue, rather it has to be told in a skillful manner ( i dunno how?)

Dalit said...

hahaha jokers
you morons need to take some meds or expert psychiatric treatment.

Acoustic Dreamer said...

Thanks for sharing this!

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