Monday, March 16, 2009

BLACK TAJ MAHAL - THE OTHER HALF OF THE WONDER

Model of Black Taj Mahal


Shah Jahan and Mumtaz

Taj Mahal is a monument built for the symbol of true love. Taj Mahal was hailed as a ‘Epitome of Love and Beauty’; the great monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, after the death of his dearest wife Mumtaz Mahal, as a memorial. Shah Jahan cannot expose his love more than building Taj Mahal for Mumtaz. There is a myth in the history of Taj Mahal.
Bridge Connecting Twins


View from Black Taj Mahal

Shah Jahan decided to build another monument in black marbles exactly identical to the Taj Mahal. This was to act as his burial place, as his own mausoleum. He decided to construct it opposite to the bank of the River Yamuna and connect the two monuments by a beautiful decorated bridge. Shah Jahan began to build the tomb but the war with Aurangzeb (his son) interrupted his plan. Aurangzeb was not too keen on completing it afterwards. Shah Jahan spent the remaining eight years of his life under imprisonment looking at the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan used to see the Taj Mahal from his balcony. Ultimately, he was buried beside his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the Taj Mahal. Black Taj Mahal- The other half of the wonder became only as a dream of Shah Jahan.

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  2. I was there, in the late 80s. The Taj was magnificent, if Shah Jahan was able to build the second one, it would have been awesome.

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  4. +Wow, I din noe that, that'll be so awesome if it rly exist...

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  5. i always wanted to see the famous TAJ!

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  6. Wow..black Taj Mahal..never knew about it..

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  7. wow that was a really nice post. i didnt know that it was planned that way, but if the black taj mahal was constructed that wouldve been so beautiful, a world wonder. so nice so nice

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  8. @kcatwoman :Ya you are absolutely right.

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  9. How can you accept such unsubstantiated romaticism so eaarcsily ?

    Its only a myth designed to entertain tourists, with no basis in fact.

    I guess that it is human nature to "want to believe"

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  10. ahh. now your going to say taj mahal was hotel atually hotel but didnt finish on time as slumdog says.. well nice story but if one is there why would you need photocopy and in black...

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  12. the black taj was the reflection of the white one in the pool of the moonlight garden

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  14. i heart that he was send to imprisonment becos of the black taj mahal as the son did not approve him spending country's money & manpower to build it. Especially since they were going through a war. Is this true?

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  15. The previous anonymous seems to so strongly believe that it in fact does not exist. How do I know he does know it exists but wants to put others down?

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  16. The black taj mal hal did in fact exist but was destroyed by Auranzeb.

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  18. if black taj mahal was built .......then it would the oonly wonder of the universe....just thinking of the black taj mahal is so AMAZING...wenever i think of that i will be so WOW....thinking of that...

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  19. Wow! Amazing. Wonder if anyone has read the novel, black Taj Mahal, a sufi love story by Razwan Ul Haq?

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  20. Black Taj Mahal, a sufi love story is a really interesting. My friend lent me a copy. It's all about lovers who are seekers. I liked it. But don't know which bookshop to get it though..

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  21. Yeah it's a wicked book, in the America it's not in Michigan so I bought black Taj Mahal love story from www.ulhaq.com

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  22. I like the hadith in the black taj Mahal sufi story. Beautiful.

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  23. The Black Taj Mahal sufi love story is totally mind blowing. I've never read anything like it.

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  24. Posted by Mayank
    (mayankdhamija1993@gmail.com)

    Its an good information . .
    Black taj was ACTUALLY planned . . The evidense of its geographical study showed a similar structure rather a similar infrastructural base as that of white taj.. but its completion was not possible. . His son actually imprisoned him bcz of him already spending so much money and man power spent on it and even planning an another one of it..

    What ever happened bt the white taj had actually found a historical place in world history and And much prominant place in heart of people . . And a special place and a landmark for the lovers . . Which shows "NOTHING IZ IMPOSSIBLE IN LOVE" . .
    And ultimately his son himself proved the statement tht "EVERTRHING IS FARE IN LOVE AND WAR!!"

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  25. would also like to point out that the Mughal Emperors were not only obsessed with their own tombs or at least starting them, but also with symmetry, the white taj clearly shows that if was built for a woman, so when Shah Jahan died aurangzeb had him buried there---which i see as last act of defiance he wanted to destroy that symmetry...so if white taj was for 1 person, where was he going to be buried had his son had not been such a brat---this makes the black taj theory more plausible in several ways

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