The Taj Mahal situated near the bank of Yamuna in Agra is one of the most recognizable and iconic heritage of India. It’s gigantic towers, elegantly curved archways, and ice cream scoop domes donned in milky white color marble makes it one of the incredible site made by man for his lady love. Taj Mahal is one of the most visited and most snapped places in the planet. But, there are many hearsay theories regarding Taj Mahal.
Agra – the proud proprietor of the world’s famed monument of love, the Taj Mahal. But today we’ll also uncover some fascinating true facts about Taj Mahal that will blow up your mind.
1. Stories of Shah Jahan’s elite love for his wife Mumtaz are concoctions
There is no any evidence in history nor has any book or written form proof on their imaginary love affairs. Those stories have been created as an afterthought to make Shah Jahan’s authorship of the Taj Mahal look more existent and authentic.
2. The Taj Mahal was originally a temple of Lord Shiva built by the early Rajputs of Agra
Numerous European visitors of Shah Jahan’s time allude to the structure as Taj-e-Mahal is almost the correct traditional, age old Sanskrit name Tej-o-Mahalaya, representing Lord Shiva temple.
3. The Taj Mahal entrance faces south
Had the Taj Mahal an Islamic building it should have faced the west side, not the South. The Taj Mahal has identical entrance arches on all four sides. This is a typical Hindu building style known as “Chaturmukhi”.
4. The term Taj Mahal never occurred in any Mugul court paper
The ending word “Mahal” is never Muslim term because in none of the Muslim republics around the globe from Afganistan to Alegria is there a building known as “Mahal”. The word “Mahal” also never occurred in History even in Aurangzeb’s time.
5. Did Shah Jahan truly build the Taj Mahal as a wonder Mausoleum?
6. There is no mention of cost of the Taj Mahal in Shah Jahan’s court paper
The cost of the Taj Mahal is nowhere recorded in Shah Jahan’s court paper, and this is all because he never built the Taj Mahal. That is why rough estimates of the cost by gullible writers have ranged from 4 million to 91.7 million rupees.
7. Shah Jahan planned to construct the same Taj Mahal with black marble
According to the myths, it is alleged that Emperor Shah Jahan had planned to construct an identical Taj Mahal with black marble on the other side of the Yamuna River but the war with his sons broken up his plans.