Taj Mahal – 7 wonders of the World was really a Shiva Mandir?

Taj Mahal – Is Taj Mahal in 7 wonders was a Shiva temple?

The Story, says the Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz’s tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya ) . In the course of his research it is discovered that the Shiva temple palace was unsurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh.

There are many proofs which shows that Taj Mahal is a Shiva Temple :

  • Hindu kalash on The Taj Mahal Peak

Taj Mahal has a peak which shows Islamic Moon-Star but it is not that what everyone thinks if you see the symbol with concentration you will see a Hindu kalash with mango leaves on a coconut.

  • Reverse Lotus on the Main Dome

No one really notice that behind the art of Taj Mahal.The Taj Mahal main dome has reverse lotus which is a symbol of Hindu Mythology.

  • Octagonal shape of Taj mahal

The octagonal shape of Taj Mahal has a special hindu significance because hindus alone have the special names for the eight directions. A central dome with octagonal cupolas as its four corners is a common feature of Hindu Temples.

  • River side location of Taj Mahal

Hindu Temples are often built on river sides and sea beaches. The Taj is one such built on the bank of Yamuna river which is an ideal location of Shiva Temple.

  • Tradition of Removing Shoes

The tradition of removing the shoes before climbing the marble platform originates from pre Shahjahan times when the Taj was a Shiva Temple. Had the Taj originated as a tomb, shoes need not have to be removed because shoes are a necessity in a cemetery.

  • Taj Mahal – An ancient centre of Shiva

Agra city, in which the Taj Mahal is located, is an ancient centre of Shiva worship. During the last few centuries the residents of Agra had to be content with worshipping at only four prominent Shiva temples viz., Balkeshwar, Prithvinath, Manakameshwar and Rajarajeshwar.

  • Name of Shiva according to Jats

The people who dominate the Agra region are Jats. Their name of Shiva is Tejaji. The Jat special issue of The Illustrated Weekly of India (June 28,1971) mentions that the Jats have the Teja Mandirs i.e., Teja Temples. This is because Teja-Linga is among the several names of the Shiva Lingas.

  • Taj Majal – 7-floor building

The marble structure of Taj MaJal is a 3-floor building for visitors. But in reality it is a 7-floor building as it had 22 rooms which is down to the original graves but it was closed during Shah Jahan times.

  • Signifiance of 108 for Taj Mahal

The pitchers carved inside the upper border of the marble lattice plus those mounted on it number 108-a number sacred in Hindu Temple tradition.

The story of the Taj Mahal that most of us have known about may not be the real truth. We presents an interesting set of proofs that show a completely different story.

Taj Mahal – New 7 wonders of the world

The Taj Mahal , is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra.That is why it has been included in the list of 21 finalists across the world,” Bernard Weber, founder of a Switzerland-based firm `New 7 Wonders’ which is behind the contest, said here.

The aim of the contest is to revive the concept of the ancient seven wonders of the world by “democratically selecting and declaring the New Seven Wonders of the World

“The New Seven Wonders of the World will be chosen on the number of votes received around the globe — people of India, let your voices be heard in this global vote.”

Here’s How Much Revenue Taj Mahal Has Earned Over Last Three Years


The most visited monument of India, Taj Mahal, has earned Rs 75 crore during the last three years in revenues through sale of tickets and other paid services.

Taj Mahal – Attracting visitors because of the Beauty

The Taj Mahal attracts from 7 to 8 million visitors annually, with more than 0.8 million from overseas. Most tourists visit in the cooler months of October, November and February. Polluting traffic is not allowed near the complex and tourists must either walk from parking lots or catch an electric bus.


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