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White Taj Mahal and Black Taj Mahal Story

by Aky on March 12, 2011

On a travel journey to Agra with my folks was to visit Taj Mahal and my second trip. This trip had its own experience, as we got explore secrets behind Taj Mahal. In this post I am going to share a myth, which says about white Taj Mahal and Black Taj Mahal story, during the expedition.

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A picture of Taj Mahal

Mumtaz Mahal was ShahJahan’s third wife who secured a last breath promise from him. Promise was that he would construct an astonishing monument in her memory. Keeping the promise, white Taj Mahal was constructed and was dedicated to his wife, also known as a symbol of eternal love. After erection of Taj Mahal, it is believed that, ShahJahan wanted to build another Taj Mahal, across the other side of river Yamuna, with black marble. According to his proposal, a bridge was to be constructed and joining two, the white Taj Mahal Mumtaz’s Tomb and black Taj mahal Shahjahan’s Tomb.

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Shahjahan began to build his Tomb, thatis black taj mahal, but the war with his son Aurangzeb ruined everything. According to Aurangzeb, Shahjahan his father was in subconscious state of mind and in love with Mumtaz and was wasting a lot of money unnecessarily in constructing monuments. Aurangzeb winning the throne from his father, he jailed Shahjahan in the Agra fort, where he was toppled to death. The black taj mahal plan was interrupted and Aurangzeb holding the Throne didn’t complete it.

Serveral times, I have questioned myself that “Why Shahjahan wanted to Construct another Taj mahal ?” and Why A black color Taj Mahal ? Was he willing to convey some message to the world, like to differentiate between Heaven and Hell. Or may be like a Road to Heaven. But all these question will remain unanswered, and will flow with rumors. I wonder if black Taj Mahal would have been constructed, things could have been really different and would have revealed hidden myths.

I don’t claim that all above is true, but this was my perception after visiting Taj Mahal. If you want to share your views with us or anything relevant to Taj Mahal, then you can post a comment below, it will be appreciated.

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1 Amruta May 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

All these about ‘Tajmahal’ is fake!!!
Actually its a Hindu Shivmadir-‘Tejomahalay’, Made before 300 years of Shahajahan. Its a property of Raja Jaisingh, and Shahajahan was forcedly taken by him.
If you have any doubt please read the book ‘Tajmahal-The True Story’ Author- Mr. P.N. Oak.
For more information please go through the following link,
http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/taj_oak.html

Thanks And Regards,
Amruta.

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2 Aky May 5, 2011 at 2:24 pm

It is believed that there was/is a Shivmandir, as Shahajahan won the battle over Hindu and possessing the Shivmandir. This article tells more about Shahajahan’s Time, as I mentioned above there are many myths which are still hidden. ;)

I appreciate your concern for the Informative Comment. :)

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3 riya May 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I think he is telling that the monument is for his other wives.

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4 mily July 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I think that SHAH JAHAN thought to make a shadow of white TAJ MAHAL that is why he was making a black TAJ MAHAL of black marble.

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5 Isabella October 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

i know nd believedat taj nahal is tre bu nt the story above! i truly believe the whole story behind it as m an indian 2 nd a very good proffesional iwud lyk 2 tell u dat black taj is the future taj mahal bcuz acid rain corrods marble nd dis marble is already turning yellow! once acid rain falls in dis area ir on taj then it will blacknd totally ruined!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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6 ankush gautam May 27, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Due to acid rain black taj mahal turns only into yellow nt in black

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7 Amruta November 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Isabella u mean the marble is in black colour is because of acid rain,
but i cant understand acid rain felt in only that area, there was no side effect on nearest area, how it can be possible?

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8 oracle November 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm

the black indicate the dark and white indicate light!! it was bout to be built in accordance to the ying yang saying both black and white are incomplete without eachother,,,it was gateway between the other world and earth!!!

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9 Neelima October 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I don’t think it’s true it’s all fake they are only stories about black taj mahal as such there was no black taj mahal I believe that taj mahal is there but not the story above

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10 Angel December 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I don’t think it’s true it’s all fake they are only stories about black taj mahal as such there was no black taj mahal I believe that taj mahal is there but not the story above

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11 ijas April 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

yes

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12 shanaya May 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

angel u r tre as bcoz I saw in the discvry channel

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13 Priyanshu May 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

But, how can you say that it’s all fake? Many great scientist also said that, this is true but because of son of Shahjhaan the Black Taj Mahal was unable to complete. We Hindu also believe that. And the real truth is that I have done research on it.

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14 Angel December 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

It’s only a mystery

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15 lilly February 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm

is it real

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16 Aky February 4, 2012 at 12:16 am

Neah, it is just, what it is mentioned above. ;)

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17 007 March 1, 2012 at 7:30 pm

hindus ar just jealous bcuz its build by muslim.
way some hindus want to chang the history?

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18 MEHRAB June 28, 2012 at 11:24 pm

bcuz they heat us thats y

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19 tejas December 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

It is not jealousy or hatred that is important here. It is facts that are concealed and lack of transperancy . If it is really a Muslim Emperor’s creation , why not explore and verify facts ??? Is this too much to ask for as an Indian ???? Science and technology is so advanced today to verify and we can always have a mixed panel of experts to go about the job .

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20 hindu March 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm

it’s not that we are jealous but mind it not to pass such comments

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21 deepija August 28, 2013 at 9:02 pm

it is not true dat hindus r jelous its just that shajahan ws going to constract d black taj mahal fr himself wen he dies or mayb bcause he ws to happy wid d white taj mahal nd he thot of havin anoder 1ba little different

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22 mulla July 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm

hi, as amruta saying taj mahel build 300 years beafoure Shahajahan.how did he know, i think taj mahel bult by muslim thats why he dont like, in whole world every body know 100% taj was built by Shahajahan, his son know better, so how can anyone say its fake, it all gummic, many thanks,

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23 arsalan December 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

if the 300 years before shahjahan’s story is true, why dont any of shitty hindu or indian claim this internationally??? if the mummy found in nile could be real pharaoh (yes it is, as it is stated in Quran 1400+ years ago. and todays scientist researched on it and they found every bit of it correct) so why dont u make a scientific research on its real age too?
im feeling pity about the author of 300 YEARS BEFORE SHAHJAHAN story..

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24 yash May 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

shahajahan was arested by his son Aurangazeb half of his life. when he burried mumtaz, when he planned to built black taj may be from prison he was oprating. History which is correct have to be taught no one knows more than half of his life he was in prison. so thr’s no question of tejomahal. he conqured the hindu king and made his name and we are following. At least understand now thr r lots of facts to be cum out.

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25 Ashika Devi August 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

its not that hindus are jealous…………but the history will always be that it is build by shahjahan in memories of his wife Mumtaj………..

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26 shreya October 21, 2012 at 10:12 am

did u know that shah killed all the people and cut their hands so that they could nt make another taj mahal

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27 yashi January 6, 2013 at 10:23 am

hey you are wrong shah jahan only cutted their thumbs

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28 Jetni April 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

Do you have proof for that statement? A link, website..?

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29 riya June 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm

do u have any proof to state that he did actually cut the workers hands,and a link or a website is no proof !!!

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30 Rishi November 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Every legendry thing on this earth has a myth associated with it, same is true for the iconic Taj.
But the myth of the Black Taj is very much realistic. Some Historians believe that the remains at the Mehtab Bagh are that of the black Taj. Some believe that those stones have blackened over the course of time and that Mehtab Bagh was built by Babur years ago.
Some intresting logics relate to the fact that if the Black Taj was to be built it should have been built immedietly after the White Taj or erected simultaneously as all other twin buildings.

Still even if the Black structure was to be created it would have been an enormous project and costing 5 times that of its counterpart. And this was the reason why Aurenzeb dethroned ShahJahan due to his senseles plans for creating mounuments for himself. A documentry was made by The Discovery Channel about the myth of The Black Taj.

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31 aditi November 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

tajmahal —- a true shiva temple. nobody can destroy the truth forever.

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32 klpai49 January 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

is taj mahal is shiva temple ?

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33 Arjun February 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

klpai49, the Taj Mahal was not a Shiv Temple. It was actually a mausoleum for Mumtaz Mahal when she died. The People who had constructed the Taj Mahal had their Left arm cut so that they would not build another Taj Mahal .Nevertheless, they were rewarded with riches enough to last for generations.

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34 Jack Anderson April 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm

No The is Built by Shahjahan not by some other king because Taj mahal is built in islamic Style and only a muslim can built such type of wonder.
All the things Shiv temple is fake

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35 yash May 31, 2013 at 4:14 pm

y its correct.

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36 bala September 26, 2014 at 8:14 pm

it’s not shiva temple ,its a tomb built in islamic style built by a hindu and no one else

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37 Rahman December 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I think he want to construct the black tajmahal bcz he does’nt feel relief even after the construction of white taj mahal.he want to compensate to the manupulation he did to the her wife.

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38 meetoaz bhardwaj December 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

my papa is a historical he told me that the white taj mahal is a tomb of mumtaj and the black taj mahal is a tomb of shahjahan.

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39 jahnvi May 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm

i want your attention here please if any one of u had visited taj mahal then u might have seen that there are 2 tombs present there nd one is of mumtaz nd the other is of shah jahan f u go at the back side of taj mehal there not even a black stone there ……..then how can u say that taj mehal is really there ????

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40 Prianka May 14, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I agree to this but how can we prove……may be it is a fake story we are listening….but i don’t belive in it when i visit taj mahal i have obeserved every thing about it but nothing was found now we can’t say that it is false may be shah jahan had been construting the black taj mahal

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41 mohammed minhaz December 29, 2012 at 9:39 am

u r telling that shah jahan wanted to built a black taj then we have no evidence to prove this the black taj mahal was still remains mysterys some one belive that shah jahan’s black taj was a story and some other people belive that the black taj constrution started due to his son it was stopped
what should we belive

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42 Akash January 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

i thought that a black taj mahal was constructed in past and i think that i shall find out the truth behind the black taj mahal

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43 klpai49 January 7, 2013 at 10:46 am

The black taj mahal is a fake…
there is another small taj mahal called bibi ka maqbar.

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44 Suraj January 15, 2013 at 3:15 pm

What if Shah Jahan wanted symmetry ?
I mean the opposite of black is white right ?

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45 Dhruv January 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Acording 2 me..shah jahan was d best ruler evr in d whole wrld…. If d blk taj wuld hav been mame…it wuld bcum d bst wondr of d wrld….my favrats r d mughals nd shah.j

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46 john January 18, 2013 at 5:59 am

The black taj was never a physical object nor was it ever truly designed. Shah Jahan had a reflecting pool built that was across from Taj Mahal with black tarp underneath the result was a perfectly symmetrical Taj which looked black. He would go up to the pool everyday and look at it to see his future tomb and his wife’s resting place.

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47 raj January 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Actually, black taj mahal is under the white taj mahal but its kept secret………even there is a way for black taj mahal…….

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48 ifham January 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

i love the black taj mahal

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49 ayush February 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

chamar there is no black taj the real story was that- in front of white taj there is a moonlight garden of fountains and pond. in night in the water the reflection of taj shown black….

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50 Zs March 1, 2013 at 1:50 am

Superb..

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51 Leon March 27, 2013 at 9:16 am

black taj mahal is not true

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52 nikita March 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

ow wow,,, great story,,, this will help me for my history exhibition…. n bythe way,, i heard that shah jahan wanted to built a black taj mahal so that it would look like the shadow of the white 1,,,, if white taj mahaj would have been built, the set of taj would be the best monument of the world … and as i have heard from my childhood years, it have been built by shah jahan,,, but it wasnt good to cut the fingers of the workers …. even they have life and their own choice…
and now it doesnt matter who built it,,,, even i am a hindu girl and i can go and support the ”300 yrs before shah jahan ” story…. but the thing is, we must all work as indians,,, we must try to gain popularity for india,,, not HINDU OR MUSLIM,,, we all are equal.. we all are indians….

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53 Nikhil April 1, 2013 at 7:25 am

nikita ………..
u r right. But we need to know the true wt happend?

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54 sardhar April 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

hello nikita its not necessary you people accept it built by muslim and all, every knows even other country peoples knows who built up this to who to dedicated this… what ever u people announce no one come to accept this expect your people… this is not a bubur masque to destroy…….!!!!

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55 Neelima October 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

I don’t think it’s true Store, it’s all fakes store, they are only stories about black taj mahal as such . I believe that taj mahal is there but not the A true store is there..

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56 sardhar April 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

yes Mr. mulla many indus didnt accepting because its bulit by muslim.. as amrura says if taj mahal built bfr300 yrs for indus, then why he made a brozone in top of taj mahal and wrote the allahu akbar.. ask him to take a look…..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taj_Mahal_top_of_finial.jpg
my god grace its build up by muslim..

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57 Sanjoy Chakraborty April 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm

So wanderful story,shahjahan is the best lover.

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58 mohan April 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

amruta it is not a fake i belive it and it is the most loveable monument for me

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59 sammy May 3, 2013 at 3:59 pm

sahjahan wants to be a shadow of his beloved mumtaj and he also wants to die in the shadow of his wife so he build black tajmahal on the other side of yamuna.

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60 monu May 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Black Taj mahal is a myth and was more of a concept. It is not real.

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61 shamith May 12, 2013 at 6:23 am

i feel its all fake !

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62 kundan patil May 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

sir today i conveyed that where shah jahan wanted to construct black taj mahal , at that place not a single black marble peice has foud even they had dig it from 10 years historians discovered that he was constructing an water garden and at every night the shadow of taj mahal should fall on that water and which seems to be a black taj mahal .

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63 swapnil May 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm

i can’t believe inn this story because the taj is not a tomb. it is a shivmandir.

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64 manju May 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

when was black tajmahal built in sand…

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65 Nabil May 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

The cost of black marble taj mahal was much more then white taj mahal and it would have near most depleted the wealth of mughal empire n dis was the reason aurangzeb house arrested his father shahjahan who had wanted to build the black taj mahal opp. White tm…(the taj mahal required many years and craftmen to work on it and gigantic sum of money…the mughals used to do every bit of detailing…the white marbles which we see on taj are proof to time testament which it has stood to dis centuary and many more centuries to come…it was n always be a wonder,a wonder of love in true sense…)

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66 Snigdha May 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

Rushil is right,the whole black TJ is not there but the base is there.

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67 Snigdha May 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Is it true Raj?

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68 Snigdha May 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Mulla is the spelling of mahal is wrong checkit.

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69 sachin June 9, 2013 at 1:34 am

ya i belive in the above story but i want to tell that forget these all truths and falses and only think that it is the 1st no. wonder in world and situated in india…….

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70 sachin June 9, 2013 at 10:02 pm

hello my all frns, please see – it is not the matter of hindu v/s muslim. and we should belive what the india’s history says, so history says that taj mahal built by shahjaha in the loveble memory of his wife mumtaj mahal. and it is not matter who built this rather then it is the matter of to save the taj mahal. and please think it is built by shahjaha in our india , if he built it in pakistan then what u all have to do…….? i have seen the taj mahal in 2009 but according to above comments there is no any base for black taj, if it is made by amurta, sardar, nikita and others after 2009 to 13 then i dont know.

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71 Raj kumar August 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm

PROVE THAT Shah Jahan built

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72 Ganesh June 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

Actually it is lord shivas temple

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73 sachin June 12, 2013 at 10:37 pm

hi rushil what i do yar you are totally wrong wrong. shahjaha thank to make blk taj also but his son caught him to jail then after , did u made that base for blk taj. you are funny.

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74 sunny June 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm

hey friends…
shahjahan didn’t conquer raja jai singh…. raja jai singh was the commander of mughal empire that time… and the area of the taj Mahal was a palace of raja jai singh. shahjahan purchased that palace from that king… and the palace had everything like a palace has… eg: kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and also a temple in the corner of that palace… when taj began to construct, the whole palace ruined.. and the other things was- shahjahan didn’t cut the hand or thumbs of the workers, he just hide the truth from local public, he gave a lot of money to the workers, not to do so as Taj. I’ve many other information, to know more, u have to visit Taj Mahal again.. ;)

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75 gargee sahu June 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

all this is really puzzling

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76 shrey June 25, 2013 at 4:16 pm

After reading the story i really feel that shajahan wanted to constructed a black Taj Mahal

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77 Abhishek verma July 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I think after the complete construction of TAJ MAHAL WITH with white marble ,he tried to confirm that now is it possible that another TAJ MAHAL can built?or he wants to arrange the combination of black and white that how beautiful these combination looks?

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78 kritika August 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

i just have a question still now it is there any black taj mahal in front of the white taj mahal?
if there is then who asscents that mahal?

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79 Aky August 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Black Taj Mahal is more of conceptual myth and unreal.

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80 akanksha August 18, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I think that shahjahan built black Taj Mahal for Hindus.

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81 Aky August 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

There is no Black Taj Mahal in real, it is a conceptual myth.

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82 Adam Ch September 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

He conveyed that a man has two ways in life The Heaven and the Hell it depends on it that what he/she chooses. He also wanted to convey that the truth will always be remembered in the history and doesn’t think that he wanted to show that I am a liar and Mumtaz is truth.

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83 Sophia October 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I think all this is true. Black Taj Mahal is real . I believe it .

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84 Dishant Gupta October 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hi Everybody…its not about being a Hindu or being a muslim…its about being an Indian.
Religions are created by Man not God. God is one
Dont disgrace India by fighting over this fact.
Instead of wasting ur precious time have some thorough study over it.
God bless u all…have an enjoyable life!

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85 Unnikrishnan M October 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Why did he chose white marbles to build it? :-)

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86 Talha November 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

hey every one………..
sunny you are right about shahjahan didn’t cut the hand or thumbs of the workers
and there is a black base on the other side of the river…………..

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87 neelanjana November 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

by reading this i thought that Shahajahan wanted to gift another taj mahal to his wife ys he alrdy build the white taj mahal bt he also want to build the black taj maha…:) n also gift this to her…

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88 Neha December 9, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I Believe that even if Shah Jahan was interested in building the Black Taj Mahal, it would’ve been a symbolism that black and white, good and evil, resides together.

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89 Shubham April 15, 2014 at 8:13 am

hey guys its a true love story but i think that SHAH JAHAN wanted the black tajmahal to be constructed for himself and wanted to gaive a solid answer to the question of “the difference between white & the black”. The rest of that is ours choice that what we imagine about Shah Jahan’s plan.

I appreciate the marvelous article ,
Regards Shubham Verma

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90 PRIANKA May 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm

it is all like a amazing game

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91 Pratik Garg May 24, 2014 at 5:57 pm

During one of my visit to Agra, I saw some black marble over there and started to research on it, then I came to about the plan of making Black Taj Mahal which wasn’t successful. But sometimes I realize why only black? Is it describing the route to god or heaven? Many questions are on my mind about black Taj Mahal…

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92 Aky October 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Black Taj mahal is a myth and was more of a concept. It is not real.

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93 Rushil December 10, 2012 at 10:17 am

It is there, but not the whole, go to google maps and search taj mahal , then you see Yamuna at the other bank u can will see a base, that base is for black TJ.

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94 Shubham April 15, 2014 at 8:15 am

Its a real because the ruins were founded by the archeologists in the year 1983.

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