The Taj Mahal. A pristine marble building that has fascinated people for hundreds of years. Some call it the expression of perfect love whereas for others, it is a perfection of architectural prowess. But what is the reality behind the most photographed building in the world? Why are there claims that what we have read in history books is incorrect?
It seems that there is something more than meets the eye. We searched out the then banned book The Taj Mahal Is A Temple Palace by Prof. Oak.
Purushottam Nagesh Oak was a historical writer and formerly a soldier. In the periodical Itihas Patrika, he brought to the public some mind boggling revelations that he had found in his research. These studies showed the errors that we have recorded in Indian history timeline. It is not an uncommon phenomenon, every day new studies are coming up that is rewriting of the whole world and making our history books outdated.
We have put forward a few of the extracts from Prof. Oak’s book The Taj Mahal Is A Temple Palace. The facts will remain facts. However the conclusion is the reader’s.
‘Taj Mahal’ existed at the time of Babur
We have quoted Mr. Narul Hasan Siddiqui’s book admitting, as the Badshahnama does, that a Hindu palace was commandeered to bury Mumtaz in. …We have cited Shah Jahan’s fifth-generation ancestor Babur to prove that he lived in what we call the Taj Mahal 100 years before the death of the lady for whom the Taj is believed to have been built as a mausoleum. We have quoted Vincent Smith to show that Babur died in the Taj Mahal. – Page 11
Gap in religious belief and art
The Taj Mahal entrance faces south. Had it been a Muslim building it should have faced west. – Page 241
Its decor displaying cobras, tridents, “Om’-shaped flowers, lotus buds, conch-shell-type foliage, the coconut-topped pinnacle and octagonal features would be inexplicable if the Taj were taken to be a Muslim sepulchre. – Page 30
Shah Jahan broke Islam’s sacred laws
Since she died in Burhanpur her body was buried there. Had Shahjahan really cared for her, he could have built a monument where his wife was first buried. Six months later the body was exhumed, which was a sacrilege and violation of the tenets of Islam, to be taken to Agra…. (if) Taj Mahal took 10 to 22 years or so build…why was the body carried to Agra ..within six months of the death? – Page 161
What do Shah Jahan’s court papers say?
In this book we have produced in photostat a passage from Shah Jahan’s court chronicle, the Badshahnama, which disalarmingly admits that the Taj Mahal is a commandeered Hindu palace. ……We have cited the Encyclopaedia Britannica as stating that the Taj Mahal building-complex comprises stable and guest and guard rooms. – Page 11
A Badshahnama is a very important document for the historians. All that happened in the kingdom – courts, orders, laws and every significant event was written down by able and educated men of the court. If the Badshahnama says Taj Mahal is not what we think it is, think again!
That could be the explanation why Shah Jahan’s court chronicle the Badshahnama acknowledges it as ‘Manzil-e-Raja Mansingh’ (i.e. Raja Mansingh’s mansion).- Page 32
The absence of the term Taj Mahal in Muslim court papers would have to be properly explained. -Page 31
Love story? Really?
During the 18 years of her married life she bore 14 children of whom seven survived her. That meant in no single year was she free from pregnancy, which shows Shahjahan’s utter disregard for his wife’s health, so much so that Mumtaz died soon after her last delivery. She was only 37 years old. Since she died in Burhanpur her body was buried there. Had Shahjahan really cared for her..? – Page 161
Shah Jahan and Mumtaz’s daughter and second child was Jahanara. It is also recorded that Shah Jahan had illicit relations with her. Shah Jahan’s father, Emperor Jahangir, had called him a ‘wretch’ and a disgrace to his dynasty in his Ikbalnama.
(Shahjahan) not only was married before taking Mumtaz as his wife but also married again after her death. In between these weddings he also used to take consorts by the hundreds to his harem. – Page 160
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