Mahal - A Hindu Temple-Palace
By now you all know through my previous articles, the irrefutable
facts and deductive logic which proves that Islam is evil right
at its very foundation. It is not a religion, but a means to legalize
rape, murder, loot and destruction! Given what I have shown in
these previous works, no one should have the slightest doubt that
the true followers of such a "religion" can only be
(armed robbers) have looted and raped many countries, but no country
can tell a bloodier tale of Muslim oppression than India! The
Muslim dacoits started their rule over India in 712 A.D. with
the invasion of Mohammed Qasem and looking at the present situation
of our country it still continues on today!
The Black Taj
Shah Jahan often talked about the Black Taj. For many years, historians
and archeologists assumed that there was actually a Black Taj
(made of the Black Marble stones) and in vicinity of the White
Taj (made of the White Marble stones); however, no trace of black
marbles ever found in the area! Today, the scholars believe that
the Black Taj was actually the reflection of the White Taj in
the swimming pool in front of the building! Under the moonlight
at night, the reflection of the White Taj in the pool, becomes
a Black Taj! That was the famous Black Taj, which Shah Jahan was
rule they looted and destroyed hundreds of thousands of Hindu
temples. Aurangzeb himself destroyed 10,000 Hindu temples during
his reign! Some of the larger temples were converted into mosques
or other Islamic structures. Ram Janmbhoomi (at Ayodhya) and Krishna
Temple (at Mathura) are just two examples. Many others exist!
The reflection of Taj Mahal in the pool is clearly visible.
The most evident
of such structures is Taj Mahal--a structure supposedly devoted
to carnal love by the "great" mughal king Shah Jahan
to his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. Please keep in my mind that
this is the same Shah Jahan who had a harem of 5,000 women and
the same Shah Jahan who had a incestuous relationship with his
daughter justifying it by saying, 'a gardener has every right
to taste the fruit he has planted'! Is such a person even capable
of imagining such a wondrous structure as the Taj Mahal let alone
be the architect of it?
is no. It cannot be. And it isn't as has been proven. The Taj
Mahal is as much an Islamic structure, as is mathematics a Muslim
discovery! The famous historian Shri P.N. Oak has proven that
Taj Mahal is actually Tejo Mahalaya-- a shiv temple-palace. His
work was published in 1965 in the book, Taj Mahal - The True Story.
However, we have not heard much about it because it was banned
by the corrupt and power crazed Congress government of Bharat
who did not want to alienate their precious vote bank--the Muslims.
Shri Oak's work, which provides more than adequate evidence to
prove that Taj Mahal is indeed Tejo Mahalaya, one has to wonder
if the government of Bharat has been full of traitors for the
past 50 years! Because to ban such a book which states only the
truth is surely a crime against our great nation of Bharat.
The most valuable
evidence of all that Tejo Mahalaya is not an Islamic building
is in the Badshahnama, which contains the history of the first
twenty years of Shah Jahan's reign. The writer Abdul Hamid has
stated that Taj Mahal is a temple-palace taken from Jaipur's Maharaja
Jaisigh and the building was known as Raja Mansingh's palace.
This by itself is enough proof to state that Tejo Mahalaya is
a Hindu structure captured, plundered and converted to a mausoleum
by Shah Jahan and his henchmen. But I have taken the liberty to
provide you with 109 other proofs and logical points, which tell
us that the structure known as the Taj Mahal is actually Tejo
There is a
similar story behind Every Islamic structure in Bharat. They are
all converted Hindu structures. As I mentioned above, hundreds
of thousands of temples in Bharat have been destroyed by the barbaric
Muslim invaders and I shall dedicate several articles to these
destroyed temples. However, the scope of this article is to prove
to you beyond the shadow of any doubt that Taj Mahal is Tejo Mahalaya
and should be recognized as such! Not as a monument to the dead
Mumtaz Mahal--an insignificant sex object in the incestuous Shah
Jahan's harem of 5,000.
important proof that Taj Mahal is a Hindu structure is shown by
figure 1 below. It depicts Aurangzeb's letter to Shah Jahan in
Persian in which he has unintentionally revealed the true identity
of the Taj Mahal as a Hindu Temple-Palace. Refer to proofs 20
and 66 stated below.
Aurangzeb's letter to his father Shah
Jahan written in
Persian. (Source: Taj Mahal - The True Story, pg. 275)
Take the time
to read the proofs stated below and know to what extent we have
been lied to by our own leaders. These proofs have been provided
by the help of Shri P.N. Oak.
For more information
you can order the book, Taj Mahal - The True Story authored by
Shri P.N. Oak. The ISBN number of the book is ISBN 0-9611614-4-2.
The book is available through A. Ghosh (Publisher), 5720 W. Little
York, # 216, Houston, Texas 77091.
Taj Mahal itself never occurs in any mogul court paper or chronicle
even in Aurangzeb's time. The attempt to explain it away as Taj-i-mahal
is therefore, ridiculous.
"Mahal" is never Muslim because in none of the Muslim
countries around the world from Afghanistan to Algeria is there
a building known as "Mahal".
explanation of the term Taj Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal, who
is buried in it, is illogical in at least two respects viz., firstly
her name was never Mumtaj Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani and secondly
one cannot omit the first three letters "Mum" from a
woman's name to derive the remainder as the name of the building.
lady's name was Mumtaz (ending with 'Z') the name of the building
derived from her should have been Taz Mahal, if at all, and not
Taj (spelled with a 'J'). 5.Several European visitors of Shah
Jahan's time allude to the building, as Taj-e-Mahal is almost
the correct tradition, age old Sanskrit name Tej-o-Mahalaya, signifying
a Shiva temple. Contrarily Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb scrupulously
avoid using the Sanskrit term and call it just a holy grave.
should be understood to signify Not A Building but only the grave
or cenotaph inside it. This would help people to realize that
all dead Muslim courtiers and royalty including Humayun, Akbar,
Mumtaz, Etmad-ud-Daula and Safdarjang have been buried in capture
Hindu mansions and temples.
if the Taj is believed to be a burial place, how can the term
Mahal, i.e., mansion apply to it?
term Taj Mahal does not occur in mogul courts it is absurd to
search for any mogul explanation for it. Both its components namely,
'Taj' and' Mahal' are of Sanskrit origin.
Taj Mahal is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit term TejoMahalay signifying
a Shiva Temple. Agreshwar Mahadev i.e., The Lord of Agra was consecrated
of removing the shoes before climbing the marble platform originates
from pre Shah Jahan times when the Taj was a Shiva Temple. Had
the Taj originated as a tomb, shoes need not have to be removed
because shoes are a necessity in a cemetery.
may notice that the base slab of the cenotaph is the marble basement
in plain white while its superstructure and the other three cenotaphs
on the two floors are covered with inlaid creeper designs. This
indicates that the marble pedestal of the Shiva idol is still
in place and Mumtaz's cenotaphs are fake.
carved inside the upper border of the marble lattice plus those
mounted on it number 108-a number sacred in Hindu Temple tradition.
persons who are connected with the repair and the maintenance
of the Taj who have seen the ancient sacred Shiva Linga and other
idols sealed in the thick walls and in chambers in the secret,
sealed red stone stories below the marble basement. The Archaeological
Survey of India is keeping discretely, politely and diplomatically
silent about it to the point of dereliction of its own duty to
probe into hidden historical evidence.
there are 12 Jyotirlingas i.e., the outstanding Shiva Temples.
The Tejomahalaya alias The Taj Mahal appears to be one of them
known as Nagnatheshwar since its parapet is girdled with Naga,
i.e., Cobra figures. Ever since Shah Jahan's capture of it the
sacred temple has lost its Hindudom.
Hindu treatise on architecture titled Vishwakarma Vastushastra
mentions the Tej-Linga amongst the Shivalingas i.e., the stone
emblems of Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity. Such a Tej Linga was consecrated
in the Taj Mahal, hence the term Taj Mahal alias Tejo Mahalaya.
in which the Taj Mahal is located, is an ancient center of Shiva
worship. Its orthodox residents have through ages continued the
tradition of worshipping at five Shiva shrines before taking the
last meal every night especially during the month of Shravan.
During the last few centuries the residents of Agra had to be
content with worshipping at only four prominent Shiva temples
viz., Balkeshwar, Prithvinath, Manakameshwar and Rajarajeshwar.
They had lost track of the fifth Shiva deity, which their forefathers
worshipped. Apparently the fifth was Agreshwar Mahadev Nagnatheshwar
i.e., The Lord Great God of Agra, The Deity of the King of Cobras,
consecrated in the Tejomahalay alias Taj Mahal.
who dominate the Agra region are Jats. Their name of Shiva is
Tejaji. The Jat special issue of The Illustrated Weekly of India
(June 28,1971) mentions that the Jats have the Teja Mandirs i.e.,
Teja Temples. This is because Teja-Linga is among the several
names of the Shiva Lingas. From this it is apparent that the Taj-Mahal
is Tejo-Mahalaya, The Great Abode of Tej.
own court chronicle, the Badshahnama, admits (page 403, vol 1)
that a grand mansion of unique splendor, capped with a dome (Imaarat-a-Alishan
wa Gumbaze) was taken from the Jaipur Maharaja Jaisigh for Mumtaz's
burial, and the building was known as Raja Mansingh's palace.
19. The plaque
put the archeology department outside the Taj Mahal describes
the edifice as a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz
Mahal, over 22 years from 1631 to 1653 That plaque is a specimen
of historical bungling. Firstly, the plaque sites no authority
for its claim. Secondly the lady's name was Mumtaz-ulZamani and
not Mumtazmahal. Thirdly, the period of 22 years is taken from
some mumbo jumbo noting by an unreliable French visitor Tavernier,
to the exclusion of all Muslim versions, which is an absurdity.
20. Prince Aurangzeb's letter (Refer to Figure 1 above) to his
father, emperor Shah Jahan, is recorded in at least three chronicles
titled Aadaab-e-Alamgiri, Yadgarnama, and the Muruqqa-i-Akbarabadi
(edited by Said Ahmed, Agra, 1931, page 43, footnote 2). In that
letter Aurangzeb records in 1652 A.D itself that the several buildings
in the fancied burial place of Mumtaz were seven storeyed and
were so old that they were all leaking, while the dome had developed
a crack on the northern side. Aurangzeb, therefore, ordered immediate
repairs to the buildings at his own expense while recommending
to the emperor that more elaborate repairs be carried out later.
This is the proof that during Shah Jahan's reign itself that the
Taj complex was so old as to need immediate repairs.
21. The ex-Maharaja
of Jaipur retains in his secret personal KapadDwara collection
two orders from Shah Jahan dated Dec 18, 1633 (bearing modern
nos. R.176 and 177) requestioning the Taj building complex. That
was so blatant a usurpation that the then ruler of Jaipur was
ashamed to make the document public.
22. The Rajasthan
State archives at Bikaner preserve three other firmans addressed
by Shah Jahan to the Jaipur's ruler Jaisingh ordering the latter
to supply marble (for Mumtaz's grave and koranic grafts) from
his Makranna quarris, and stone cutters. Jaisingh was apparently
so enraged at the blatant seizure of the Taj Mahal that he refused
to oblige Shah Jahan by providing marble for grafting koranic
engravings and fake cenotaphs for further desecration of the Taj
Mahal. Jaisingh looked at Shah Jahan's demand for marble and stone
cutters, as an insult added to injury. Therefore, he refused to
send any marble and instead detained the stone cutters in his
23. The three
firmans demanding marble were sent to Jaisingh within about two
years of Mumtaz's death. Had Shah Jahan really built the Taj Mahal
over a period of 22 years, the marble would have needed only after
15 or 20 years not immediately after Mumtaz's death.
the three mention neither the Taj Mahal, nor Mumtaz, nor the burial.
The cost and the quantity of the stone also are not mentioned.
This proves that an insignificant quantity of marble was needed
just for some superficial tinkering and tampering with the Taj
Mahal. Even otherwise Shah Jahan could never hope to build a fabulous
Taj Mahal by abject dependence for marble on a non-cooperative
European Visitors' Accounts
a French jeweller has recorded in his travel memoirs that Shah
Jahan purposely buried Mumtaz near the Taz-i-Makan (i.e., `The
Taj building') where foreigners used to come as they do even today
so that the world may admire. He also adds that the cost of the
scaffolding was more than that of the entire work. The work that
Shah Jahan commissioned in the Tejomahalaya Shiva temple was plundering
at the costly fixtures inside it, uprooting the Shiva idols, planting
the cenotaphs in their place on two stories, inscribing the koran
along the arches and walling up six of the seven stories of the
Taj. It was this plunder; desecrating and plundering of the rooms
which took 22 years.
Mundy, an English visitor to Agra recorded in 1632 (within only
a year of Mumtaz's death) that `the places of note in and around
Agra, included Taj-e-Mahal's tomb, gardens and bazaars'. He, therefore,
confirms that that the Taj Mahal had been a noteworthy building
even before Shah Jahan. 27. De Laet, a Dutch official has listed
Mansingh's palace about a mile from Agra fort, as an outstanding
building of pre shah Jahan's time. Shah Jahan's court chronicle,
the Badshahnama records, Mumtaz's burial in the same Mansingh's
a contemporary French visitor has noted that non Muslim's were
barred entry into the basement (at the time when Shah Jahan requisitioned
Mansingh's palace) which contained a dazzling light. Obviously,
he referred to the silver doors, gold railing, the gem studded
lattice and strings of pearl hanging over Shiva's idol. Shah Jahan
commandeered the building to grab all the wealth, making Mumtaz's
death a convenient pretext.
Albert Mandelslo, who describes life in agra in 1638 (only 7 years
after mumtaz's death) in detail (in his Voyages and Travels to
West-Indies, published by John Starkey and John Basset, London),
makes no mention of the Taj Mahal being under construction though
it is commonly erringly asserted or assumed that the Taj was being
built from 1631 to 1653.
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 Taj Mahal garden at Shah
Jahan's orders. Historians and Archaeologists have blundered in
terming the inspiration 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 Shah Jahan's command.
A clue to
the tampering by Shah Jahan is found on pages 216-217, vol. 4,
of Archaeological 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 Taj Mahal".
31. Far from
the building of the Taj, Shah Jahan 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 center 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 Shah Jahan's authorship of the Taj. Had Shah Jahan
been the builder he would have said so in so many words before
beginning to quote Koran.
33. That Shah
Jahan, 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 and initiated by Professors
at Pratt School of Architecture, New York, has revealed that the
door to be 300 years older than Shah Jahan, since the doors of
the Taj, broken open by Muslim invaders repeatedly from the 11th
century onwards, had to b 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 Shah Jahan.
35. Well known
Western authorities on architecture like E.B. Havell, Mrs. Kenoyer
and Sir W.W. Hunterhave gone on record to say that the Taj Mahal
is built in the Hindu temple style. Havell points out the ground
plan of the ancient Hindu Chandi Seva Temple in Java is identical
with that of the Taj.
36. A central
dome with cupolas at its Four Corners is a universal feature of
37. The four
marble pillars at the plinth corners are of the Hindu style. They
are used as lamp towers during night and watch towers during the
day. Such towers serve to demarcate the holy precincts. Hindu
wedding altars and the altar set up for God Satyanarayan worship
has pillars raised at the Four Corners.
38. The octagonal
shape of the Taj Mahal has a special Hindu significance because
Hindus alone have special names for the eight directions, and
celestial guards assigned to them. The pinnacle points to the
heaven while the foundation signifies to the nether world. Hindu
forts, cities, palaces and temples generally have an octagonal
layout or some octagonal features so that together with the pinnacle
and the foundation they cover all the ten directions in which
the king or God holds sway, according to Hindu belief.
39. The Taj
Mahal has a trident pinnacle over the dome. A full scale of the
trident pinnacle is inlaid in the red stone courtyard to the east
of the Taj. The central shaft of the trident depicts a Kalash
(sacred pot) holding two bent mango leaves and a coconut. This
is a sacred Hindu motif. Identical pinnacles have been seen over
Hindu and Buddhist temples in the Himalayan region. Tridents are
also depicted against a red lotus background at the apex of the
stately marble arched entrances on all four sides of the Taj.
People fondly but mistakenly believed all these centuries that
the Taj pinnacle depicts an Islamic crescent and star was a lighting
conductor installed by the British rulers in India. Contrarily,
the pinnacle is a marvel of Hindu metallurgy since the pinnacle
made of non-rusting alloy, is also perhaps a lightning deflector.
That the pinnacle of the replica is drawn in the eastern courtyard
is significant because the east is of special importance to the
Hindus, as the direction in which the sun rises. The pinnacle
on the dome has the word `Allah' on it after capture. The pinnacle
figure on the ground does not have the word Allah.
40. The two
buildings which face the marble Taj from the east and west are
identical in design, size and shape and yet the eastern building
is explained away by Islamic tradition, as a community hall while
the western building is claimed to be a mosque. How could buildings
meant for radically different purposes be identical? This proves
that the western building was put to use as a mosque after seizure
of the Taj property by Shah Jahan. Curiously enough the building
being explained away as a mosque has no minaret. They form a pair
at reception pavilions of the Tejomahalaya temple palace. 41.
A few yards away from the same flank is the Nakkar Khana alias
Drum House which is an intolerable incongruity for Islam. The
proximity of the Drum House indicates that the western annex was
not originally a mosque. Contrarily a drum house is a necessity
in a Hindu temple or palace because Hindu chores, in the morning
and evening, begin to the sweet strains of music.
42. The embossed
patterns on the marble exterior of the cenotaph chamber wall are
foliage of the conch shell design and the Hindu letter OM. The
octagonally laid marble lattices inside the cenotaph chamber depict
pink lotuses on their top railing. The Lotus, the conch and the
OM are the sacred motifs associated with the Hindu deities and
43. The spot
occupied by Mumtaz's cenotaph was formerly occupied by the Hindu
Teja Linga a lithic representation of Lord Shiva. Around it are
five perambulatory passages. Perambulation could be done around
the marble lattice or through the spacious marble chambers surrounding
the cenotaph chamber, and in the open over the marble platform.
It is also customary for the Hindus to have apertures along the
perambulatory passage, overlooking the deity. Such apertures exist
in the perambulatories in the Taj Mahal.
44. The sanctum
sanctorum in the Taj has silver doors and gold railings as Hindu
temples have. It also had nets of pearl and gems stuffed in the
marble lattices. It was the lure of this wealth, which made Shah
Jahan commandeer the Taj from a helpless vassal Jaisingh, the
then ruler of Jaipur.
Mundy, an Englishman records (in 1632, within a year of Mumtaz's
death) having seen a gem studded gold railing around her tomb.
Had the Taj been under construction for 22 years, a costly gold
railing would not have been noticed by Peter mundy within a year
of Mumtaz's death. Such costly fixtures are installed in a building
only after it is ready for use. This indicates that Mumtaz's cenotaph
was grafted in place of the Shivalinga in the center of the gold
railings. Subsequently the gold railings, silver doors, nets of
pearls, gem fillings etc. were all carried away to Shah Jahan's
treasury. The seizure of the Taj thus constituted an act of highhanded
Mughal robbery causing a big row between Shah Jahan and Jaisingh.
46. In the
marble flooring around Mumtaz's cenotaph may be seen tiny mosaic
patches. Those patches indicate the spots where the support for
the gold railings were embedded in the floor. They indicate a
Mumtaz's cenotaph hangs a chain by which now hangs a lamp. Before
capture by Shah Jahan the chain used to hold a water pitcher from
which water used to drip on the Shivalinga. 48. It is this earlier
Hindu tradition in the Taj Mahal which gave the Islamic myth of
Shah Jahan's love tear dropping on Mumtaz's tomb on the full moon
day of the winter eve.
the so-called mosque and the drum house is a multistoried octagonal
well with a flight of stairs reaching down to the water level.
This is a traditional treasury well in Hindu temple palaces. Treasure
chests used to be kept in the lower apartments while treasury
personnel had their offices in the upper chambers. The circular
stairs made it difficult for intruders to reach down to the treasury
or to escape with it undetected or unpursued. In case the premises
had to be surrendered to a besieging enemy the treasure could
be pushed into the well to remain hidden from the conqueror and
remain safe for salvaging if the place was reconquered. Such an
elaborate multistoried well is superfluous for a mere mausoleum.
Such a grand, gigantic well is unnecessary for a tomb.
Burial Date Unknown
50. Had Shah
Jahan really built the Taj Mahal as a wonder mausoleum, history
would have recorded a specific date on which she was ceremoniously
buried in the Taj Mahal. No such date is ever mentioned. This
important missing detail decisively exposes the falsity of the
Taj Mahal legend.
51. Even the
year of Mumtaz's death is unknown. It is variously speculated
to be 1629, 1630, 1631 or 1632. Had she deserved a fabulous burial,
as is claimed, the date of her death had not been a matter of
much speculation. In a harem teeming with 5000 women it was difficult
to keep track of dates of death. Apparently the date of Mumtaz's
death was so insignificant an event, as not to merit any special
notice. Who would then build a Taj for her burial?
Baseless Love Stories
of Shah Jahan's exclusive infatuation for Mumtaz's are concoctions.
They have no basis in history nor has any book ever written on
their fancied love affairs. Those stories have been invented as
an afterthought to make Shah Jahan's authorship of the Taj look
53. The cost
of the Taj is nowhere recorded in Shah Jahan's court papers because
Shah Jahan never built the Taj Mahal. That is why wild estimates
of the cost by gullible writers have ranged from 4 million to
91.7 million rupees.
Period of Construction
the period of construction has been guessed to be anywhere between
10 years and 22 years. There would have not been any scope for
guesswork had the building construction been on record in the
55. The designer
of the Taj Mahal is also variously mentioned as Essa Effendy,
a Persian or Turk, or Ahmed Mehendis or a Frenchman, Austin deBordeaux,
or Geronimo Veroneo, an Italian, or Shah Jahan himself.
Records Don't Exist
thousand laborers are supposed to have worked for 22 years during
Shah Jahan's reign in building the Taj Mahal. Had this been true,
there should have been available in Shah Jahan's court papers
design drawings, heaps of labor muster rolls, daily expenditure
sheets, bills and receipts of material ordered, and commissioning
orders. There is not even a scrap of paper of this kind. 57. It
is, therefore, court flatterers, blundering historians, somnolent
archeologists, fiction writers, senile poets, careless tourists
officials and erring guides who are responsible for hustling the
world into believing in Shah Jahan's mythical authorship of the
Taj. 58. Description of the gardens around the Taj of Shah Jahan's
time mention Ketaki, Jai, Jui, Champa, Maulashree, Harshringar
and Bel. All these are plants whose flowers or leaves are used
in the worship of Hindu deities. Bel leaves are exclusively used
in Lord Shiva's worship. A graveyard is planted only with shady
trees because the idea of using fruit and flower from plants in
a cemetery is abhorrent to human conscience. The presence of Bel
and other flower plants in the Taj garden is proof of its having
been a Shiva temple before seizure by Shah Jahan.
temples are often built on river banks and sea beaches. The Taj
is one such built on the bank of the Yamuna river an ideal location
for a Shiva temple.
Mohammed has ordained that the burial spot of a Muslim should
be inconspicuous and must not be marked by even a single tombstone.
In flagrant violation of this, the Tajamhal has one grave in the
basement and another in the first floor chamber both ascribed
to Mumtaz. Those two cenotaphs were in fact erected by Shah Jahan
to bury the two tier Shivalingas that were consecrated in the
Taj. It is customary for Hindus to install two Shivalingas one
over the other in two stories as may be seen in the Mahankaleshwar
temple in Ujjain and the Somnath temple raised by Ahilyabai in
61. The Taj
Mahal has identical entrance arches on all four sides. This is
a typical Hindu building style known as Chaturmukhi, i.e., four
The Hindu Dome
62. The Taj
Mahal has a reverberating dome. Such a dome is an absurdity for
a tomb, which must ensure peace and silence. Contrarily reverberating
domes are a necessity in Hindu temples because they create an
ecstatic dinmultiplying and magnifying the sound of bells, drums
and pipes accompanying the worship of Hindu deities.
63. The Taj
Mahal dome bears a lotus cap. Original Islamic domes have a bald
top as is exemplified by the Pakistan Embassy in Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi, and the domes in the Pakistan's newly built capital
64. The Taj
Mahal entrance faces south. Had the Taj been an Islamic building
it should have faced the west.
Tomb is the Grave, not the Building
65. A widespread
misunderstanding has resulted in mistaking the building for the
grave. Invading Islam raised graves in captured buildings in every
country it overran. Therefore, hereafter people must learn not
to confound the building with the grave mounds, which are grafts
in conquered buildings. This is true of the Taj Mahal too. One
may therefore admit (for argument's sake) that Mumtaz lies buried
inside the Taj. But that should not be construed to mean that
the Taj was raised over Mumtaz's grave.
66. The Taj
is a seven storied building. Prince Aurangzeb also mentions this
in his letter to Shah Jahan (Refer to the Figure 1 above). The
marble edifice comprises four stories including the lone, tall
circular hall inside the top, and the lone chamber in the basement.
In between are two floors each containing 12 to 15 palatial rooms.
Below the marble plinth reaching down to the river at the rear
are two more stories in red stone. They may be seen from the river
bank. The seventh storey must be below the ground (river) level
since every ancient Hindu building had a subterranean storey.
bellow the marble plinth on the river flank are 22 rooms in red
stone with their ventilators all walled up by Shah Jahan. Those
rooms, made uninhibitably by Shah Jahan, are kept locked by Archaeology
Department of India. The lay visitor is kept in the dark about
them. Those 22 rooms still bear ancient Hindu paint on their walls
and ceilings. On their side is a nearly 33 feet long corridor.
There are two doorframes one at either end of the corridor. But
those doors are intriguingly sealed with brick and lime.
those doorways originally sealed by Shah Jahan have been since
unsealed and again walled up several times. In 1934 a resident
of Delhi took a peep inside from an opening in the upper part
of the doorway. To his dismay he saw huge hall inside. It contained
many statues huddled around a central beheaded image of Lord Shiva.
It could be that, in there, are Sanskrit inscriptions too. All
the seven stories of the Taj Mahal need to be unsealed and scoured
to ascertain what evidence they may be hiding in the form of Hindu
images, Sanskrit inscriptions, scriptures, coins and utensils.
from Hindu images hidden in the sealed stories it is also learnt
that Hindu images are also stored in the massive walls of the
Taj. Between 1959 and 1962 when Mr. S.R. Rao was the Archaeological
Superintendent in Agra, he happened to notice a deep and wide
crack in the wall of the central octagonal chamber of the Taj.
When a part of the wall was dismantled to study the crack out
popped two or three marble images. The matter was hushed up and
the images were reburied where they had been embedded at Shah
Jahan's behest. Confirmation of this has been obtained from several
sources. It was only when I began my investigation into the antecedents
of the Taj I came across the above information, which had remained
a forgotten secret. What better proof is needed of the Temple
origin of the Taj Mahal? Its walls and sealed chambers still hide
in Hindu idols that were consecrated in it before Shah Jahan's
seizure of the Taj.
Pre-Shah Jahan References to the Taj
the Taj as a central palace seems to have a checkered history.
The Taj was perhaps desecrated and looted by every Muslim invader
from Mohammed Ghazni onwards but passing into Hindu hands off
and on, the sanctity of the Taj as a Shiva temple continued to
be revived after every Muslim onslaught. Shah Jahan was the last
Muslim to desecrate the Taj Mahal alias Tejomahalay. 71. Vincent
Smith records in his book titled `Akbar the Great Mughal' that
`Babur's turbulent life came to an end in his garden palace in
Agra in 1630'. That palace was none other than the Taj Mahal.
daughter Gulbadan Begum in her chronicle titled Humayun Nama refers
to the Taj as the Mystic House.
himself refers to the Taj in his memoirs as the palace captured
by Ibrahim Lodi containing a central octagonal chamber and having
pillars on the four sides. All these historical references allude
to the Taj 100 years before Shah Jahan.
74. The Taj
Mahal precincts extend to several hundred yards in all directions.
Across the river are ruins of the annexes of the Taj, the bathing
ghats and a jetty for the ferryboat. In the Victoria gardens outside
covered with creepers is the long spur of the ancient outer wall
ending in an octagonal red stone tower. Such extensive grounds
all magnificently done up, are a superfluity for a grave.
75. Had the
Taj been specially built to bury Mumtaz, it should not have been
cluttered with other graves. But the Taj premises contain several
graves at least in its eastern and southern pavilions. 76. In
the southern flank, on the other side of the Taj ganj gate are
buried in identical pavilions queens Sarhandi Begum, and Fatehpuri
Begum and a maid Satunnisa Khanum. Such parity burial can be justified
only if the queens had been demoted or the maid promoted. But
since Shah Jahan had commandeered (not built) the Taj, he reduced
it general to a Muslim cemetery as was the habit of all his Islamic
predecessors, and buried a queen in a vacant pavilion and a maid
in another identical pavilion.
77. Shah Jahan
was married to several other women before and after Mumtaz. She,
therefore, deserved no special consideration in having a wonder
mausoleum built for her.
was a commoner by birth and so she did not qualify for a fairyland
died in Burhanpur, which is about 600 miles from Agra. Her grave
there is intact. Therefore, the cenotaphs raised in stories of
the Taj in her name seem to be fakes hiding in Hindu Shiva emblems.
80. Shah Jahan
seems to have simulated Mumtaz's burial in Agra to find a pretext
to surround the temple palace with his fierce and fanatic troops
and remove all the costly fixtures in his treasury. This finds
confirmation in the vague noting in the Badshahnama which says
that the Mumtaz's (exhumed) body was brought to Agra from Burhanpur
and buried `next year'. An official term would not use a nebulous
term unless it is to hide some thing.
81. A pertinent
consideration is that a Shah Jahan who did not build any palaces
for Mumtaz while she was alive, would not build a fabulous mausoleum
for a corpse which was no longer kicking or clicking.
factor is that Mumtaz died within two or three years of Shah Jahan
becoming an emperor. Could he amass so much superfluous wealth
in that short span as to squander it on a wonder mausoleum? 83.
While Shah Jahan's special attachment to Mumtaz is nowhere recorded
in history his amorous affairs with many other ladies from maids
to mannequins including his own daughter Jahanara, find special
attention in accounts of Shah Jahan's reign. Would Shah Jahan
shower his hard-earned wealth on Mumtaz's corpse?
84. Shah Jahan
was a stingy, usurious monarch. He came to throne murdering all
his rivals. He was not therefore, the doting spendthrift that
he is made out to be.
85. A Shah
Jahan disconsolate on Mumtaz's death is suddenly credited with
a resolve to build the Taj. This is a psychological incongruity.
Grief is a disabling, incapacitating emotion.
86. An infatuated
Shah Jahan is supposed to have raised the Taj over the dead Mumtaz,
but carnal, physical sexual love is again an incapacitating emotion.
A womanizer is ipso facto incapable of any constructive activity.
When carnal love becomes uncontrollable the person either murders
somebody or commits suicide. He cannot raise a Taj Mahal. A building
like the Taj invariably originates in an ennobling emotion like
devotion to God, to one's mother and mother country or power and
in the year 1973, chance digging in the garden in front of the
Taj revealed another set of fountains about six feet below the
present fountains. This proved two things. Firstly, the subterranean
fountains were there before Shah Jahan laid the surface fountains.
And secondly that those fountains are aligned to the Taj that
edifice too is of pre Shah Jahan origin. Apparently the garden
and its fountains had sunk from annual monsoon flooding and lack
of maintenance for centuries during the Islamic rule.
88. The stately
rooms on the upper floor of the Taj Mahal have been striped of
their marble mosaic by Shah Jahan to obtain matching marble for
raising fake tombstones inside the Taj premises at several places.
Contrasting with the rich finished marble ground floor rooms the
striping of the marble mosaic covering the lower half of the walls
and flooring of the upper storey have given those rooms a naked,
robbed look. Since no visitors are allowed entry to the upper
storey this despoliation by Shah Jahan has remained a well-guarded
secret. There is no reason why Shah Jahan's loot of the upper
floor marble should continue to be hidden from the public even
after 200 years of termination of Mughal rule.
the French traveler has recorded that no non-Muslim was allowed
entry into the secret nether chambers of the Taj because there
are some dazzling fixtures there. Had those been installed by
Shah Jahan they should have been shown the public as a matter
of pride. But since it was commandeered Hindu wealth, which Shah
Jahan wanted to remove to his treasury, he didn't want the public
to know about it.
90. The approach
to Taj is dotted with hillocks raised with earth dugout from foundation
trenches. The hillocks served as outer defenses of the Taj building
complex. Raising such hillocks from foundation earth, is a common
Hindu device of hoary origin. Nearby Bharatpur provides a graphic
parallel. Peter Mundy has recorded that Shah Jahan employed thousands
of laborers to level some of those hillocks. This is a graphic
proof of the Taj Mahal existing before Shah Jahan.
91. At the
backside of the river bank is a Hindu crematorium, several palaces,
Shiva temples and bathings of ancient origin. Had Shah Jahan built
the Taj Mahal, he would have destroyed the Hindu features.
92. The story
that Shah Jahan wanted to build a Black marble Taj across the
river, is another motivated myth. The ruins dotting the other
side of the river are those of Hindu structures demolished during
Muslim invasions and not the plinth of another Taj Mahal. Shah
Jahan who did not even build the white Taj Mahal would hardly
ever think of building a black marble Taj. He was so miserly that
he forced laborers to work gratis even in the superficial tampering
necessary to make a Hindu temple serve as a Muslim tomb.
93. The marble
that Shah Jahan used for grafting Koranic lettering in the Taj
is of a pale white shade while the rest of the Taj is built of
a marble with rich yellow tint. This disparity is proof of the
Koranic extracts being a superimposition. 94. Though imaginative
attempts have been made by some historians to foist some fictitious
name on history as the designer of the Taj others more imaginative
have credited Sha Jahan himself with superb architectural proficiency
and artistic talent which could easily conceive and plan the Taj
even in acute bereavement. Such people betray gross ignorance
of history in as much as Sha Jahan was a cruel tyrant, a great
womanizer and a drug and drink addict.
accounts about Shah Jahan commissioning the Taj are all confused.
Some asserted that Shah Jahan ordered building drawing from all
over the world and chose one from among them. Others assert that
a man at hand was ordered to design a mausoleum and his design
was approved. Had any of those versions been true Shah Jahan's
court papers should have had thousands of drawings concerning
the Taj. But there is not even a single drawing. This is yet another
clinching proof that Shah Jahan did not commission the Taj.
96. The Taj
Mahal is surrounded by huge mansions, which indicate that several
battles have been waged around the Taj several times.
97. At the
southeast corner of the Taj is an ancient royal cattle house.
Cows attached to the Tejomahalay temple used to reared there.
A cowshed is an incongruity in an Islamic tomb.
98. Over the
western flank of the Taj are several stately red stone annexes.
These are superfluous for a mausoleum.
99. The entire
Taj complex comprises of 400 to 500 rooms. Residential accommodation
on such a stupendous scale is unthinkable in a mausoleum. 100.
The neighboring Taj ganj township's massive protective wall also
encloses the Taj Mahal 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 Taj Mahal. The Taj ganj gate is aligned in a perfect straight
line to the octagonal red stone garden gate and the stately entrance
arch of the Taj Mahal. The Taj ganj gate besides being central
to the Taj temple complex, is also put on a pedestal. The comparatively
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
101. The Taj
Mahal has pleasure pavilions, which a tomb would never have.
102. A tiny
mirror glass in a gallery of the Red Fort in Agra reflects the
Taj mahal. Shah Jahan is said to have spent his last eight years
of life as a prisoner in that gallery peering at the reflected
Taj Mahal and sighing in the name of Mumtaz. This myth is a blend
of many falsehoods. Firstly, old Sha Jahan 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
dept. 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, a
old decrepit Shah Jahan 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 Taj Mahal itself. But the general public is so gullible as
to gulp all such prattle of wily, unscrupulous guides.
the Taj Mahal 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.
putting implicit faith in Shah Jahan authorship of the Taj have
been imagining Shah Jahan-Mumtaz to be a soft hearted romantic
pair like Romeo and Juliet. But contemporary accounts speak of
Shah Jahan as a hard hearted ruler who was constantly egged on
to acts of tyranny and cruelty, by Mumtaz.
and College history carry the myth that Shah Jahan reign was a
golden period in which there was peace and plenty and that Shah
Jahan commissioned many buildings and patronized literature. This
is pure fabrication. Shah Jahan did not commission even a single
building as we have illustrated by a detailed analysis of the
Taj Mahal legend. Shah Jahan had to enrage in 48 military campaigns
during a reign of nearly 30 years which proves that his was not
an era of peace and plenty.
106. 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.
107. The Muslim
caretakers of the tomb in the Taj Mahal 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 Shah Jahan not being the creator
of the Taj Mahal any document, which credits Shah Jahan with the
Taj Mahal, 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. 108. There is 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
Mahal, far view
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.