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What are the myths associated with Taj Mahal ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 06 Nov '12 10:47 am
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In year two thousand , India's Supreme Court dismissed P. N. Oak's petition to declare that a Hindu king built the Taj Mahal Oak claimed that origins of the Taj, together with other historic structures in the country currently ascribed to Muslim sultans pre-date Muslim rule of India and thus, have a Hindu origin
that hands of architect was chopped off etc etc
Answered by MIKE, 06 Nov '12 10:52 am

 
  
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It is a shiva temple and there is no other myth
Answered by rajan, 06 Nov '12 10:53 am

 
  
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Its a shiva temple. this is not a myth but a reality.
Answered by girish thakur, 06 Nov '12 10:52 am

 
  
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Legend says that Shah Jahan had one of the best lot of sculptors and craftsmen at his disposal who built the wonderful Taj Mahal. When the Taj was completed, Shah Jahan was so astounded that he ordered to chop off the hands of the craftsmen who built this monument. Shah Jahan did not want that such a monument should be built ever again so he ordered that the hands of the craftsmen should be chopped off.

Also, he got their eyes gouged out so that they would never be able to view anything more beautiful and splendid than the Taj Mahal. However, no respectable historian finds these horror stories evident and they are labeled as false and baseless.
Source: google search
Answered by anil garg, 04 Dec '12 01:04 am

 
  
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A longstanding myth holds that Shah Jahan planned a mausoleum to be built in black marble across the Yamuna river.
Answered by Psycho, 06 Nov '12 10:50 am

 
  
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Ever since its construction, the building has been the source of an admiration transcending culture and geography, and so personal and emotional responses have consistently eclipsed scholastic appraisals of the monument.[51]


Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, one of the first European visitors to the Taj MahalA longstanding myth holds that Shah Jahan planned a mausoleum to be built in black marble across the Yamuna river.[52] The idea originates from fanciful writings of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a European traveller who visited Agra in 1665. It was suggested that Shah Jahan was overthrown by his son Aurangzeb before it could be built. Ruins of blackened marble across the river in Moonlight Garden, Mahtab Bagh, seemed to support this legend. However, excavations carried out in the 1990s found that they were discolored white stones that had turned black.[53] A more credible theory for the origins of the black mausoleum was demonstrated in 2006 by archaeologists who reconstructed part of the ...more
Answered by z, 06 Nov '12 10:49 am

 
  
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