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May 31st, 2002, 11:35 PM

January 20th, 2003, 05:36 AM
The Tajmahal is Tejomahalay - A Hindu Temple

Reasons to support this.

1.The term Tajmahal itself never occurs in any mogul court paper or chronicle even in Aurangzeb's time. The attempt to explain it away as Taj-i-mahal is therefore, ridiculous.

2.The ending "Mahal"is never muslim because in none of the muslim countries around the world from Afghanistan to Algeria is there a building known as "Mahal".

3.The unusual explanation of the term Tajmahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal, who is buried in it, is illogical in at least two respects viz., firstly her name was never Mumtaj Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani and secondly one cannot omit the first three letters "Mum" from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name of the building.

4.Since the lady's name was Mumtaz (ending with 'Z') the name of the building derived from her should have been Taz Mahal, if at all, and not Taj (spelled with a 'J').

5.Several European visitors of Shahjahan's time allude to the building as Taj-e-Mahal is almost the correct tradition, age old Sanskrit name Tej-o-Mahalaya, signifying a Shiva temple. Contrarily Shahjahan and Aurangzeb scrupulously avoid using the Sanskrit term and call it just a holy grave.

6.The tomb should be understood to signify NOT A BUILDING but only the grave or centotaph inside it. This would help people to realize that all dead muslim courtiers and royalty including Humayun, Akbar, Mumtaz, Etmad-ud-Daula and Safdarjang have been buried in capture Hindu mansions and temples.

7.Moreover, if the Taj is believed to be a burial place, how can the term Mahal, i.e., mansion apply to it?

8.Since the term Taj Mahal does not occur in mogul courts it is absurd to search for any mogul explanation for it. Both its components namely, 'Taj' and' Mahal' are of Sanskrit origin.

January 20th, 2003, 09:54 AM
History tells us Muslim rulers were brutally

anti non muslims. I can believe Taj Mahal being Tejo Mahal.

January 20th, 2003, 07:14 PM
This is very true,
after reading few independent books, which were not part of our history subject in school, I have a feeling that we were reading just crap, Totally modified, one sided, biased history.
Not only Taj Mahal, but most of the temples were ruined to make Mousques and tombs...

Urmila (Jan 19, 2003 11:24 p.m.):
History tells us Muslim rulers were brutally

anti non muslims. I can believe Taj Mahal being Tejo Mahal.

January 21st, 2003, 03:33 AM
I have heard that there is concrete proof of Taj existing before Jehangir..in the basements of the monument..but govt of India will not allow it to be broght to light for fear of rioting etc. The love angle seems to suit the historians and the brahmins just fine.