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Was Taj Mahal a Hindu temple before ?

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Asked by Mayala Fakir, 29 Aug '07 06:25 pm
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History does not say so, so far I know.
Answered by ashis, 03 Dec '09 12:14 pm

 
  
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There are symbol of lotus and some Hindu sculupture!
Answered by roopa, 03 Dec '09 11:12 am

 
  
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Pl read the book "Bhartiya Itihaas ki Bhayanker Bhulen" by Purushtom Nagesh Oak.
Answered by sharad sharad, 03 Dec '09 11:07 am

 
  
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No
Answered by anil garg, 03 Dec '09 12:47 am

 
  
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Yes taj mahal was a Hindu vedic Temple. I am sure. All know that Mughal came in India for robbary. they destroyed all temples. Shahjahan was a biggest lier in the world, in fact most of the Mughals who say that they built mosque in India are all Liers. Indian government is dirtiest in the world who is not doing enquiry n given credit to Mughals emperor. Mughal emperor were greedy of money, gold, credit n women..........No need to proove its well known.... Indian people should raise voice against this as soon as possible coz it is the insult of our old Hindu kings
Answered by hem, 20 Aug '09 01:26 pm

 
  
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Oh no, kya ab iss per bhi apna naam likhna chate ho.
Answered by shahid, 31 Aug '07 05:30 pm

 
  
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Yes,
We have all heard how the Taj Mahal, which is considered one of the great wonders of the world, was built as the preeminent expression of a man's love for a wife. That it was built by emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of his wife Mumtaz. However, in our continuous effort to get to the truth, we have recently acquired some very important documents and information. There is evidence that the Taj Mahal was never built by Shah Jahan. Some say the Taj Mahal pre-dates Shah Jahan by several centuries and was originally built as a Hindu or Vedic temple/palace complex. Shah Jahan merely acquired it from its previous owner, the Hindu King Jai Singh.

This controversy is something I have explained more thoroughly in my book, "Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence." So, for those who want to know the details of this issue, you can find it there. And here is the photographic evidence that will provide greater insights into this. The point to consider is how much more of India's hist ...more
Answered by kapil parashar, 30 Aug '07 09:31 pm

 
  
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Who knows what is hoistory let us stop debatoing such controv3rcial foolish acts opf path and live now like human
Answered by Dinesh C S, 29 Aug '07 08:39 pm

 
  
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There's no proof that it was.

But again, Shah Jahan did have 100% Wahabi views on Islam, so I wouldn't be surprised if he demolished a Hindu structure to build the Taj Mahal. But again, there's absolutely no proof to show a temple was there.

And besides, the Taj isin't a strategic monument, it's a musoleum and it was COMPLICATED to build. I doubt Shah Jahan, despite being a Wahabi'ist- would take the pains of adding an extra burden by demolishing a Hindu Temple, clearing the rubble & then re-landscaping the whole thing and THEN building the Taj.

Given the fact that acquiring real estate was no problem in Shah Jahan's time, and plenty of unused land was available, I'd imagine Shah Jahan would much prefer to start such a grandiose project as the Taj with as little extra burdens as possible- and logically- especially in those times, getting a new piece of land- unused- seemed A LOT saner than demolishing & redoing & building something over it.

And also, land that has been 'scaped m ...more
Answered by A Moin, 29 Aug '07 06:33 pm

 
  
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Not sure but people claim to b a temple there which was demolished by the moghul king and the palace was constructed.
Answered by smokin child, 29 Aug '07 06:27 pm

 
  
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