And You Thought TajMahal was Built by ShahJahan!?

Burning issues

Tejo Mahalaya is the original name of Taj Mahal. It’s an ancient Shiv Temple. Read on to find out.

 

Aerial view of the Taj Mahal

Aerial view of the Taj Mahal

The interior water well

The interior water well

Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome

Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome

Close up of the dome with pinnacle

Close up of the dome with pinnacle

Close up of the pinnacle

Close up of the pinnacle

Inlaid pinnacle pattern in courtyard

Inlaid pinnacle pattern in courtyard

Red lotus at apex of the entrance

Red lotus at apex of the entrance

Rear view of the Taj & 22 apartments

Rear view of the Taj & 22 apartments

View of sealed doors & windows in back

View of sealed doors & windows in back

Typical Vedic style corridors

Typical Vedic style corridors

The Music House--a contradiction

The Music House–a contradiction

A locked room on upper floor

A locked room on upper floor

A marble apartment on ground floor

A marble apartment on ground floor

The OM in the flowers on the walls

The OM in the flowers on the walls

Staircase that leads to the lower levels

Staircase that leads to the lower levels

300-foot-long corridor inside apartments

300-foot-long corridor inside apartments

One of the 22 rooms in the secret lower level

One of the 22 rooms in the secret lower level

Interior of one of the 22 secret rooms

Interior of one of the 22 secret rooms

Interior of another of the locked rooms

Interior of another of the locked rooms

Vedic design on ceiling of a locked room

Vedic design on ceiling of a locked room

Huge ventilator sealed shut with bricks

Huge ventilator sealed shut with bricks

Secret walled door that leads to other rooms

Secret walled door that leads to other rooms

Secret bricked door that hides more evidence

Secret bricked door that hides more evidence

Palace in Barhanpur where Mumtaz died

Palace in Barhanpur where Mumtaz died

Pavilion where Mumtaz is said to be buried

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 Oak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from the then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh.

In his own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shahjahan 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 Shahjahan 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 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 ‘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 Shahjahan is a fairy tale created by court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists. Not a single royal chronicle of Shahjahan’s time corroborates the love story.

Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates Shahjahan’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 Shahjahan.

European traveller 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 Shahjahan’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 Shahjahan’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 tried 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 Mahal under the UN supervision and let international experts investigate.

Reblogged from ArjunPuri’s Blog.

Are You Trying to Sell Light to Blind People…?

Success
Image courtesy-Todd Wasserman

(Image courtesy-Todd Wasserman)

Back in 2001, I used to work for a local Hindi newspaper in Delhi.

Once I was asked to write an editorial. The moment the editor looked at my work he made a weird face and said “Well, there will be some changes.” I looked forward to it so I may learn something new. But when I saw the ‘changes’, I was disappointed. My ideas were twisted just to make the piece sensational. .

And then it happened every time I wrote editorials. No matter how good I wrote, there were always some ‘changes.’ Finally I realized that it’s not my editorial that needs changes but my willingness to stay stuck in a place where my vision and ideas did not hold any value.

I quit that job.

Are you struggling in an organization to get your message across and failing again and again?

Are you losing faith in yourself?

There may be two reasons why this is happening to you.

Either you are trying to succeed in a field that’s not your forte.

OR

You are trying to sell light to blind people.

So, which one is it?

Forcing Love to ‘Stay’

Love

Beautiful flower

Love comes into your life on its on, it cannot be forced.

And a phenomenon that cannot be forced to come cannot be forced to stay either.

The moment you start forcing love to stay forever, things go south.

No, love cannot be forced to stay. All you can do is to be thankful for the beautiful moments it gave you.

 


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