Taj Mahal is a  Shiva temple built by Raja Paramardi Dev of Jaipur.

Shah Jahan grabbed it from his grandson Raja Jai Singh. He plundered all precious diamonds and gold and used this grand mansion as a mausoleum.

Following is the excerpts from the book by By Sri P.N.Oak

Probably there is no one, who has been duped at least once in a lifetime. But can the whole world can be deceived for centuries? It may seem impossible, but in the matter of Indian and world history; the world can be duped in many respects for hundreds of years and continues to be fooled. The world-famous Tajmahal is a glaring instance. For centuries people are visiting Taj Mahal, it is unfortunate that they are given the wrong information. Contrary to what visitors are made to believe the Tajmahal is not an Islamic mausoleum but an ancient Shiva Temple known as Tejo Mahalaya which the 5th generation Moghul emperor ShahjahanShahjahan commandeered from the then Maharaja of Jaipur. The Tajmahal, 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 one is visiting Taj Mahal, he won’t fail to notice its annexes, ruined defensive walls, hillocks, moats, cascades, fountains, majestic garden, hundreds of rooms arcaded verandahs, 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 cenotaph. For detailed proof of this breath taking discovery, you may read the well-known historian Shri. P. N. Oak’s celebrated book titled ” Tajmahal: The True Story”. But let us place before you, for the time being, an exhaustive summary of the extensive evidence ranging over a hundred points:

1. The term Tajmahal itself never occurs in any mogul court paper or chronicle even in Aurangzeb’s time. The attempt to explain it away as Taj-i-mahal is, therefore, ridiculous.

2. The ending “Mahal” is never Muslim because in none of the Muslim countries around the world from Afghanistan to Algeria is there a building known as “Mahal”.

3. It is said that Tajmahal is in the name of Mumtaz Mahal, This is illogical in at least two respects, Firstly her name was not Mumtaj Mahal, it was Mumtaz-ul-Zamani, and secondly one cannot omit the first three letters “Mum” from a woman’s name to derive the remainder as the name of the building.

4. Since the lady’s name was Mumtaz (ending with ‘Z’) the name of the building derived from her should have been Taz Mahal, if at all, and not Taj (spelt with a ‘J’).

5. Several European visitors of Shahjahan’s time allude to the building as Taj-e-Mahal is almost the correct tradition, age-old Sanskrit name Tej-o-Mahalaya, signifying a Shiva temple. Contrarily Shahjahan and Aurangzeb scrupulously avoid using the Sanskrit term and call it just a holy grave.

6. The tomb should be understood to signify NOT A BUILDING but only the grave or cenotaph inside it. This would help people to realize that all dead Muslim courtiers and royalty including Humayun, Akbar, Mumtaz, Etmad-ud-Daula and Safdarjang have been buried in capture Hindu mansions and temples.

7. Moreover, if the Taj is believed to be a burial place, how can the term Mahal, i.e., mansion apply to it?

8. Since the term Taj Mahal does not occur in mogul courts, it is absurd to search for any mogul explanation for it. Both its components, namely, ‘Taj’ and’ Mahal’ are of Sanskrit origin.

TEMPLE TRADITION

9. The term Taj Mahal is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit term Tejo Mahalay signifying a Shiva Temple. Agreshwar Mahadev, i.e., The Lord of Agra was consecrated in it.

10. 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.

11. Visitors may notice that the base slab of the cenotaph is the marble basement in plain white while its superstructure and the other three cenotaphs on the two floors are covered with inlaid creeper designs. This indicates that the marble pedestal of the Shiva idol is still in place, and Mumtaz’s cenotaph is fake.

12.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.

13. Some persons are connected with the repair and the maintenance of the Taj who have seen the ancient sacred Shiva Linga and other idols sealed in the thick walls and chambers in secret, sealed red stone stories below the marble basement. The Archaeological Survey of India is keeping discretely, politely and diplomatically silent about it to the point of dereliction of its duty to probe into hidden historical evidence.

14. 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. Ever since Shahjahan’s capture of it, the sacred temple has lost its Hindudom.

15. 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.

16. 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. 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. They had lost track of the fifth Shiva deity which their forefathers worshipped. The fifth was Agreshwar Mahadev Nagnatheshwar, i.e., The Lord Great God of Agra, The Deity of the King of Cobras, consecrated in the Tejomahalay alias Tajmahal.

17. 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. From this, it is apparent that the Taj-Mahal is Tejo-Mahalaya, The Great Abode of Tej.

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE

18. Shahjahan’s own court chronicle, the Badshahnama, admits (page 403, vol 1) that a grand mansion of unique splendour, capped with a dome (Imaarat-a-Alishan wa Gumbaze) was taken from the Jaipur Maharaja Jaisigh for Mumtaz’s burial, and the building was known as Raja Mansingh’s palace.

19. The plaque put the archaeology department outside the Tajmahal describes the edifice as a mausoleum built by Shahjahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, over 22 years from 1631 to 1653. That plaque is a specimen of historical bungling. Firstly, the plaque sites no authority for its claim. Secondly, the lady’s name was Mumtaz-ulZamani and not Mumtaz mahal. Thirdly, the period of 22 years is taken from some mumbo jumbo noting by an unreliable French visitor Tavernier, to the exclusion of all Muslim versions, which is an absurdity.

20. Prince Aurangzeb’s letter to his father, emperor Shahjahan, is recorded in at least three chronicles titled `Aadaab-e-Alamgiri’, `Yadgarnama’, and the `Muruqqa-i-Akbarabadi’ (edited by Said Ahmed, Agra, 1931, page 43, footnote 2). In that letter Aurangzeb records in 1652 A.D. itself that the several buildings in the fancied burial place of Mumtaz were seven storeyed and were so old that they were all leaking, while the dome had developed a crack on the northern side. Aurangzeb, therefore, ordered immediate repairs to the buildings at his own expense.