Taj Mahal is a highly admirable monument in the entire world. It is located in Agra. Agra is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. Every year, millions of tourists come to visit the Taj Mahal. It is the best presentation of love monument. It was built by a king who was in love with his wife.
He built the monument to make sure that the sole of his wife rests in peace. He tried his best to create a Mosque or a monument just above the Tomb of his wife. The Tomb of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan are situated in the basement of the Taj Mahal.
The idea behind this was to make sure that as soon as the soul of Mumtaz Mahal comes out or comes near the tomb it should get the atmosphere of a mosque. This is true love. When one is thinking about someone who is no more in the world to this extent, it is amazing.
He used many kinds of precious and semi-precious Stones in building the Taj Mahal to make sure the mosque is of very good quality so that there is no compromise in making the god happy. On taj mahal trip from delhi, you will get various good things to know about the Taj Mahal.
There are some myths related to it. Let us see what they are.
Black Taj Mahal
There is a popular story that Shah Jahan decided to build a black Taj Mahal just opposite the white Taj Mahal across the Yamuna. But as soon as his son Aurangzeb came to know about it, he got concerned about the royal treasure as there was already a huge amount invested in building the white Taj Mahal.
Therefore, he overthrew Shah Jahan and took over as the new Mughal ruler. There are ruins of the Black Taj Mahal clearly seen near Mehtab Bagh opposite the Taj Mahal. It may support this story. It is also said that Shah Jahan was imprisoned by Aurangzeb after this incident and fortunately he was kept in the present from where he could manage to see the Taj Mahal.
There is one more math in the same direction of the ruins sound of black marble opposite the Taj Mahal near Mehtab Bagh across the Yamuna. It is believed that some excavations were carried out in the year 1990 or the same decade and as a result, these discolored stones turned black with time. Therefore, there was no such possibility that Shah Jahan wanted to build another Taj Mahal in black marble.
There is one more myth associated with the same ruins which are placed outside Mehtab Bagh. It was in the year 2006 when there was some archaeologist who demonstrated the origin of the Black Taj Mahal. They performed an activity over there. They reconstructed a part of the pool in the Moonlight Garden. This created a dark reflection of the Taj Mahal made up of ivory white marble. They claimed that it was the actual story of the Black Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan wanted one more Taj Mahal, which was equivalent to the white Taj Mahal, which was possible if it was seen in the pool at night. Thus, Shah Jahan had already created a white Taj Mahal in the daytime and a black Taj Mahal if seen at night in the pool as a result of the moonlight.
There are some other myths associated with the Taj Mahal also. There was a petition filed by a social worker in Allahabad High Court mentioning that the Taj Mahal was actually built by a Hindu King Parmar Dev in the year 1196. This petition was rejected by the court in the year 2005. Prior to that, in the year 2000, one more citizen of India filed a petition to India’s Supreme Court mentioning the Taj Mahal was built by another Hindu king. This petition was also dismissed by the Supreme Court in the year 2000 itself.
Some people may claim that the Taj Mahal was actually designed by an Italian architect which holds untrue, according to the texts available in the Taj Museum. The text says the chief architect of the Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmed. There is no reference written in this direction in any of the Ancient texts available in the museum of the Taj Mahal inside the Taj complex or at any other place or some other text. When there are more stories with respect to one particular philosophy or piece of evidence, most of the times all the stories are rejected and considered only as myths. Siddhis are the myths associated with the Taj Mahal that I came to know on same day agra trip by train from delhi when I visited the Taj Mahal. It was not believable, but it was good to know about such stories.