By Nurlaili Najmin
As we all know, one of the Seven Wonders of the World is Taj Mahal. The beauty and aesthetic of Taj Mahal is a symbol of love that has attracted people around the world to make a visit there. People believed that Taj Mahal was built by the King Shah Jahan for his lovely and beloved wife, Mumtaz. Supposedly, Taj Mahal was built for Mumtaz after her death as a tomb.
Taj Mahal has many stories behind. The beauty of Taj Mahal itself can be portrayed by the hard work and dedication of a lot of people who were involved in building this one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
But, there are other speculations and theories about this Taj Mahal. The love story between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal were not accepted by a few historians and researchers. According to Prof. P. N. Oak in his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, “Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz’s tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya).” In Oak’s research, he discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from Jai Singh the King of Jaipur.
The Taj Mahal building was not built by Shah Jahan. Taj Mahal was actually built before Shah Jahan took over Agra. According to the book “The True Story of Taj Mahal”, the Taj Mahal was a temple of Lord Shiva built in the early of Rajputs of Agra. The temple was then taken over by Shah Jahan when he won a battle against the Rajputs.
Taj Mahal has many secret rooms. According to researchers, these rooms contain proof that the building is a temple of Lord Shiva. Some also say that one of the rooms contain a statue of Lord Shiva which is a headless statue. Whatever the truth is, this is a very mystery filled secret of Taj Mahal.
Some said that the Government of India put a ban on the research on the Taj Mahal building. It is also said that the book “The Truth of Taj Mahal” was also banned by the government of India. Whatever the history is, up until today, there are millions of people who keep visiting this one of the Seven Wonders of the World due to its beauty and have a great history behind. It’s up to us which history we want to believe in, but, all of us cannot deny that this Taj Mahal building has its own unique design.
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