Thursday, February 22, 2007

Taj Mahal: The Hidden Truth


This is a BBC article exposing facts suppressed from the people of India by the "secular" (anti-Hindu) Governments of the Congress and Left parties.

A noted Western historian had written a definitive history book full of irrefutable historical facts that prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva that was desecrated and converted into a tomb for his wife by Radical Islamist Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

The book was banned in India by the "secular" Governments. Now the Internet is making it impossible to keep the Truth hidden away.

How will our anti-Hindu Muslim-vote-banking UPA Government keep the Truth suppressed this time ? Will they block access to blogs and other websites again like they did a few months ago ?


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 Hindu religious symbol "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

BBC reports:
The Taj's Other Story

If you have ever visited the Taj Mahal then your guide probably told you that it was designed by Ustad Isa of Iran, and built by the Moghul Emperor, Shah Jahan, in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Indian children are taught that it was built in 22 years (1631 to 1653) by 20,000 artisans brought to India from all over the world.

This story has been challenged by Professor P.N. Oak, author of Taj Mahal: The True Story, who believes that the whole world has been duped. He claims that the Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz Mahal's tomb, but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya), worshipped by the Rajputs of Agra city.

In the course of his research, Oak discovered that the Shiva temple palace had been usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. Shah Jahan then remodelled the palace into his wife's memorial. 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 is said to retain in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for the surrender of the Taj building.

The use of captured temples and mansions as a burial place for dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers. For example, Hamayun, Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried in such mansions.

Oak's inquiries begin with the name Taj Mahal. He says this term does not occur in any Moghul court papers or chronicles, even after Shah Jahan's time. The term 'Mahal' has never been used for a building in any of the Muslim countries, from Afghanistan to Algeria.

'The usual explanation that the term Taj Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal is illogical in at least two respects. Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani,' he writes. 'Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name for the building.'

Taj Mahal is, he claims, a corrupt version of Tejo-mahalaya, or the Shiva's Palace. Oak also says that 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 that the Taj Mahal predates Shah Jahan's era:

1. Professor Marvin Miller of New York took samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan.

2. European traveller Johan Albert Mandelslo, who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's death), describes the life of the city in his memoirs, but makes no reference to the Taj Mahal being built.

3. The writings of Peter Mundy, an English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest that the Taj was a noteworthy building long well before Shah Jahan's time.

Oak also points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies that support the belief that the Taj Mahal is 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 Shiva and other objects commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples.

Fearing political backlash, Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Oak's book withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the first edition with dire consequences.

The only way to really validate or discredit Oak's research is to open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal, and allow international experts to investigate.

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8 Comments:

At 10:00 AM, Blogger grEEndesTIny said...

ggood goin dudeee.....i hav hrd tht....taj mahal was and wil be a hindu templee..

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Antarananda said...

Not only is the evidence brought forward by Oak overwhelming, my own Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda once verified this to be true.

In a talk, Sri Nithyananda once recounted how during his parivrajaka (wandering sannyasi) days, he spent over week inside the Taj Mahal in meditation. For some reason, he said, he was not disturbed or asked to leave. He then added, that he experienced "a strong Shiva energy" while in meditation inside.

 
At 3:03 AM, Blogger kumar said...

Amazing,facsinating but ridiculous....these are the only thre words that i am able to say...Oath has done a marvellous job that is certainly to be credited....it's hard time for us(Hindus)to wear of the spects of illusion and tapistry....strive for the truth...its our anncestry...its are own.

 
At 5:12 AM, Blogger Krishna said...

let everybody know this

 
At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think ... SO

 
At 5:43 AM, Blogger vasanth said...

Whatever it may be we should not unlock the sealed rooms to avoid clashes between religions.. Taj Mahal appears as symbol of Love in peoples prespective and not as worshiping place or as temple n all... You guys Please dnt seperate Indians again. Long Live My INDIA

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger ABCD said...

Good Comedy...

Lets not be religious fanatics, there is conspiracy theory for every popular structures in the world. We love Taj Mahal as we always did. There are thoudsands of Shiva temples in India, lets worship Shiva there. Leave the Taj, as these conspiracy theory will further deteriorate India's image.


What British did is 'Divide and Rule', the same thing is now done so called stupid Mr. Oak. India needs more things to be taken cared of...

 
At 11:38 PM, Anonymous bhikha bhindi said...

really surprised some indians cant accept the fact that taj mahal is indrrd tejo mahalaya shiva temple
why let the bastard muslims take the credit of making taj which they did not
COME ON YOU INDIANS WAKE UP AND SMELL THE CURRY............REALLY SURPRISED....I M NOT FROM INDIA BUT HAD MY DOUBTS WHEN I SAW THE 7 STOREY TAJ IN 1971 WHEN OUR GUIDE TOLD US THE FACT THAT TAJ WAS A SHIVA TEMPLE TAKEN OVER BY AN ARSEHOLE

 

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