The Taj Mahal Is A Temple Palace - PN Oak
Probably there is none who has not been duped at least once in a life time . But can the whole . world be duped ? This may seem impossible . But in the matter of Indian and world history the world has been duped in many respects for hundreds of years and still continues to be duped . The world famous Taj Mahal in Agra is a glaring instance . For all the time , money and energy that people the world over spend in visiting the Taj Mahal they are dished out a concoction . Contrary to what visitors are made to believe the Taj Mahal is not an Islamic mausoleum but an ancient Shiva temple known as Tejo Mahalaya which the 5th generation Mogul emperor Shahjahan commandeered from the then Maharaja of Jaipur . Therefore the Taj Mahal must be viewed as a temple – palace complex and not as a tomb . That makes a vast difference . You miss the details of its size , grandeur , majesty and beauty when you take it to be a mere tomb . When told that you are visiting a temple palace complex you won’t fail to notice its annexes , ruined defensive walls , hillocks , moats , cascades , fountains , majestic garden , hundreds of rooms , arcaded verandahs , terraces , multi – storeyed towers , secret sealed chambers , guest rooms , stables , thetrident ( 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 . For detailed proof of this breath – taking discovery , you may read the celebrated book titled ” The Taj Mahal is a Temple Palace .