Taj Mahal vs Tejo Mahalaya
Mr. P. N. Oak provides interesting evidences that show a completely different story of Tajmahal.
According to him: Tajmahal is not a Islamic mausoleum, but an ancient Shiva Temple known as Tejo Mahalaya which the 5th generation Moghul emperor, Shahjahan had forcibly taken over from the then Maharaja of Jaipur.
A Sanskrit inscription, known as Bateshwar inscription supports this theory ( Bateshwar is wrongly named)
This Inscripiton is currently preserved in the Lucknow museum. It refers to the raising of a “Crystal white Shiva temple at Agra, so alluring that Lord Shiva once enshrined in it decided never to return to Mount Kailas—his usual abode”. This inscription was found within a radius of about 36 miles from the Taj Mahal. The inscription is dated 1155 A.D. From this it is clear that the Taj Mahal was built at least 500 years before Shahjahan.
The famous Hindu treatise on architecture, titled Viswa-karma Vastushastra also mentions the ‘Tej Linga’ amongst Shiva Lingas i. e. stone emblems of Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity. Such a Teja Linga was consecrated in the Taj Mahal hence the term Taj Mahal alias Tejo Mahalaya. Agra city, in which the Taj Mahal is located, is an ancient centre of Shiva worship.
The Taj Mahal, should therefore, be viewed as a temple palace and not as a tomb. P. N. Oak, whose full name was Purushottam Nagesh Oak, was an Indian writer and historical revisionist who claimed that the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous monuments in India, was not originally a Mughal structure but was instead an ancient Hindu temple. He also made several other claims about this historical monument and it’s origins.
Taj Mahal was most likely built by Hindu ruler Jai Singh I, also known as Jaya Raja and the Taj Mahal was actually a Shiva Temple and Rajput royal palace named Tejo Mahalaya. it housed a Shivling.
in 1212 AD, Raja Paramardi Dev had built Tejo Mahalaya temple palace. The temple was later inherited by Raja Maan Singh, the then Maharaja of Jaipur.
The monument was built in 1155 AD and not in the 17th century, as stated by the ASI, which is responsible for archaeological research, conservation and preservation of historical sites, monuments, artefacts etc. Oak propounded the structure was built centuries before the Mughals invaded India. Tejo mahal was captured by Shah Jahan and then turned into a tomb and renamed it as Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal in Agra, therefore, was originally a Hindu temple or palace called “Tejo Mahalaya.” It should therefore, be viewed as a temple palace and not as a tomb.
The graves that are open for public in Taj Mahal are in fact dummy graves. The real graves of Mumtaj and Shahjahan are preserved in the basement. To keep their original graves safe, the basement has been sealed.
One must not miss the architectural details of its size, grandeur, majesty and beauty when you take it to be a mere tomb.
When you view it as a temple palace you wont fail to notice its annexes, ruined defensive walls, hillocks, moats, cascades, fountains, majestic garden, hundreds of rooms archaded verendahs, terraces, multi stored towers, secret sealed chambers, guest rooms, stables, the trident (Trishul) pinnacle on the dome and the sacred, esoteric Hindu letter “OM” carved on the exterior of the wall of the sanctum sanctorum now occupied by the cenotaphs.
What bigger proof is required.
For details one must read the well known historian Shri. P. N. Oak’s celebrated book titled “Taj-Mahal : The True Story”.
Shahjahan’s own court chronicle, the Badshahnama admits (on page 403, Vol. I) that a grand mansion of unique splendour, capped with a dome, (imaarat-e-alishan wa gumbaze) was taken from the Jaipur Maharaja Jaisingh for Mumtaz’s burial.
The plaque put up by the archaeology department outside the Taj Mahal describes the edifice as a mausoleum
built by Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz
Mahal, over 22 years from 1631 to 1653. That plaque is a specimen of a historical blunder.
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