Tejo Mahalaya

About Tejo Mahalaya:

"All scientific evidences prove that Taj Mahal is Tejo Mahalaya, ancient Hindu vedic temple For 300 years the world was fooled to believe that Taj Mahal was built by the Shahjahan,"

The story of the Tejo Mahalaya that most of us have known about may not be the real truth. Herein is an interesting set of proofs that show a completely different story. Contrary to what visitors are made to believe the Tejo Mahalaya is not a Islamic mausoleum but an Ancient Shiva Temple known as Tejo Mahalaya which the 5th generation Moghul emperor Shahjahan commandeered from the then Maharaja of Jaipur. The Taj Mahal, should therefore, be viewed as a temple palace and not as a tomb.

That makes a vast difference. You miss the details of its size, grandeur, majesty and beauty when you take it to be a mere tomb. When told that you are visiting a temple palace you wont fail to notice its annexes, ruined defensive walls, hillocks, moats, cascades, fountains, majestic garden, hundreds of rooms archaded verendahs, terraces, multi stored towers, secret sealed chambers, guest rooms, stables, the trident (Trishul) pinnacle on the dome and the sacred, esoteric Hindu letter "OM" carved on the exterior of the wall of the sanctum sanctorum now occupied by the cenotaphs.

The Taj Mahal is as much a Islamic structure as is mathematics a Muslim discovery! The famous historian Shri P.N. Oak has proven that the Taj Mahal is actually Tejo Mahalaya-- a shiv temple palace. His work was published in 1965 in the book, Taj Mahal - The True Story. However, we have not heard much about it because it was banned by the corrupt and power-crazed Congress government of Bharat who did not want to alienate their precious vote bank--the Muslims.

In India there are 12 Jyotirlingas i.e., the outstanding Shiva Temples. The Tejomahalaya alias The Tajmahal appears to be one of them known as Nagnatheshwar since its parapet is girdled with Naga, i.e., Cobra figures.

The famous Hindu treatise on architecture titled Vishwakarma Vastushastra mentions the 'Tej-Linga' amongst the Shivalingas i.e., the stone emblems of Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity. Such a Tej Linga was consecrated in the Taj Mahal, hence the term Taj Mahal alias Tejo Mahalaya. Agra city, in which the Taj Mahal is located, is an ancient centre of Shiva worship. Its orthodox residents have through ages continued the tradition of worshipping at five Shiva shrines before taking the last meal every night especially during the month of Shravan.

History of Tejo Mahalaya:

Shahjahan had built the Taj Mahal as a wonder mausoleum, history would have recorded a specific date on which she was ceremoniously buried in the Taj Mahal. No such date is ever mentioned. This important missing detail decisively exposes the falsity of the Tajmahal legend.

Even the year of Mumtaz's death is unknown. It is variously speculated to be 1629, 1630, 1631 or 1632. Had she deserved a fabulous burial, as is claimed, the date of her death had not been a matter of much speculation. In an harem teeming with 5000 women it was difficult to keep track of dates of death. Apparently the date of Mumtaz's death was so insignificant an event, as not to merit any special notice.

Let's give this whole story a slight spicy turn and frame it into an encounter session with all the love freaks out there who still have faith in the romanticism of Shahjahan. The first objection says: 'Taj Mahal' was a 'Shiva Temple' named Tejo Mahalaya' later converted into a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal. For the Engineering freaks, a Carbon-14 test is enough for us to believe in 'Tejo Mahalaya' theory. It has revealed that the Taj construction is much older.

The study states that: Its door is 300 years older than Shahjahan, since the doors of the Taj, broken open by Muslim invaders repeatedly from the 11th century onwards, had to be replaced from time to time. It belongs to 1155 A.D, i.e., almost 500 years anterior to Shahjahan. This sounds crazy, right?! Shahjahan fan followers claim that he constructed Taj Mahal but the scientific proofs state this fact clear that the building is 500 years anterior to him!

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to travel is in the winter season between November to March when the weather is perfect for sightseeing. Another good time to visit Agra is between August and October to witness the Taj Mahal at its best. April-June is the summer season in Agra which is scorching hot and not a good time to visit. July-September is the monsoon season in Agra when the weather can get humid at times.


Removing shoes is obligatory in a temple but not so in the case of a crematory. This age-old custom depicts that the Taj Mahal may have been a temple to begin with. Indian Culture always has a legit point to swank about when it comes to its 12 Jyotirlinga or Shiva Temples. Tejo Mahal has Cobra figures or Nagas inscribed on its parapet.

Aurangzeb's letters to his father for repairing and leaking issues of the Taj Mahal are found which depicts that either the Taj Mahal was an old building (Tejo Mahalaya) or the construction material during that time used to be ridiculous. Auranzeb's letters and Shajahan's autobiography stand as a shred of evidence.


Taj Mahal is normally open to visitors from 6 AM to 7 PM every day, except on Fridays.


Located in Dharmapuri, Forest Colony, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

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