A Conversation for The Controversy Surrounding the Origins of the Taj Mahal

taj mahal history

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Few facts that very less people knows about Taj Mahal. Why the famous Hotel in Mumbai is named as Taj Mahal? Because why someone will name its Hotel after a name similar to a mausoleum. The term Taj Mahal is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit term ‘Tejo Mahalaya’ signifying a Shiva temple. Agreshwar Mahadev i.e. the Lord God of Agra was consecrated in it. If you’ve listened to the CoolestStuff and Stuff You Missed in History Class podcasts on the Taj Mahal, then you know the Taj was cut from the aching heart of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who lost his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal when she died tragically during childbirth. It took 22 years and 20,000 laborers to complete the marble gem built to honor Mahal, who Jahan had affectionately called “jewel of the palace.


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