Taj Mahal as Tejo Mahalaya – Was it a Shiva Temple?
An in-depth research and finding of Taj Mahal aptly point out to the fact that this seventh wonder of the world was, in fact, a Hindu Shiva Temple named as Tejo Mahalaya. Let us find out the truth.
1. The term Taj Mahal itself never occurs in any Mogul court paper or chronicle even in Aurangzeb’s time.
15. The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur retains in his secret personal Kapad Dwara collection two orders from Shahjahan dated December 18, 1633 ( bearing modern numbers R. 176 and 177 ) requisitioning the Taj building complex. That was so blatant a usurpation that the then ruler of Jaipur was ashamed to make the documents public.
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33. The Taj Mahal has a trident pinnacle over the dome. A full-scale figure of that 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 may be 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 Tejo Mahalaya i.e. the Taj Mahal.
People fondly but mistakenly believed all these three centuries that the Taj pinnacle depicts an Islamic crescent and star or was a lighting-conductor installed by the British rulers of India. Contrarily the pinnacle made of a non-rusting 5-metal alloy is also perhaps a Vedic lightning deflector. That the replica of the pinnacle is drawn in the eastern courtyard is also 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 forged on it by the first British archaeological chief Alexander Cunningham, as is apparent from some British names emblazoned on it with a flame-thrower stove by those sent up the dome for the forgery. The pinnacle figure in the eastern red-stone courtyard does not have the word, Allah.
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Below the marble plinth reaching down to the river at the rear are two more storeys in red stone. They may be seen from the riverbank. The seventh storey must be below the ground (river 0 level since every ancient Hindu building had a subterranean storey).
83. A tiny mirror glass in a gallery of the Red Fort in Agra reflects the Taj Mahal. Shahjahan is said to have spent the last eight years of his 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 Shahjahan was held prisoner by his son Aurangzeb in a basement dungeon in the fort and not in open, fashionable upper storey royal gallery.
Secondly, that glass piece was fixed in the 1930’s by Insha Allah Khan, a peon of the archaeology department, just to illustrate to the visitors how in ancient times the entire apartment used to scintillate with tiny mirror pieces reflecting the Tejo Mahalaya temple a thousandfold. Thirdly, an old decrepit Shahjahan with pain in his joints and cataract in his eyes, would not spend the day craning his neck at an awkward angle to peer into a tiny glass piece, with bedimmed eyesight when he could as well turn his face around and have a full, direct view of the Taj Mahal itself. But the general public is so gullible as to gulp all such absurd prattle of wily, unscrupulous guides.
Decide for yourself friends. Use your intellect to win an argument but do not for god sake take to the streets.
Courtesy: Taj Mahal A Shiv Temple: By P N Oak, November 2001