Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal ?

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Did Shah jahan chop the hands of builers of Taj mahal

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  1. ashdoc

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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Where was the need ( to chop off hands)

    Many would have died constructing it, as it took very many years to build.

    Also most of the workers were impoverished, with shorter life span.

    A tragic twist to any tale adds longevity to its circulation & creates a myth of eternal love in this case.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    No, it just a myth people find interesting.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Taj Mahal was a Shiva Temple( lord Tejomaya).

    Shah Jahan converted into mausoleum.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    How true is this ? Another conspiracy-theory or there could be some substance to it ? @Virendra ? @pmaitra
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Double-post
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Am seeing it now.....However, why don't any Hindu Rajas of Jaipur lay any claim to its (Taj Mahals's) history ? In fact, no one in India except PN Oak types subscribe to this view. @Dovah any idea ?
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    This is not so bad moghuls had a history. Of making a mountain of human skulls of places
    They conquered.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    If we say that ShahJahan has chopped off hands , then the question will come out , Did ShahJahan chopped out hands of all the construction workers or just the main person ? then more questions will come out who was the main person then how many construction workers were there etc ? its really a very interesting question and everyone will play with it according to their agenda .

    Taj Mahal is part of India and its a historical monument and it has to be protected .
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    I believe there was a thread on it. Try search option.
    I will dig the link if you can't find it.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    I agree that its a historical monument & it has to be protected from the environment & so called secularist. Its a standing proof how moghuls destroyed major temples in India & built their islamic culture on it.
    I said it has to be protected from Secularist because these secularist for the sake of votes might destroy the remaining proofs that showed it as Shiva Temple.

    This also shows how tolerant we are towards other religion.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Also, the Ka'aba was originally a Hindu shrine, the Pope was originally a Hindu priest, Britain was once a Hindu country, and Valmiki is my long-lost brother.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    They might not have any documents surviving from the time. But they did help the government in the Ayodhya case because they had an old map:

     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    If you are not sarcastic show me the proof.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Ka'aba was originally a Hindu temple stolen by evil Muslims:
    http://haribhakt.com/kaaba-a-hindu-temple-stolen-by-muslims/


    Vatican was once a Vedic hermitage (vatika) and "Pope" comes from the Sanskrit term papa-ha:
    Link: http://anandkumar1978.blogspot.com/2006/04/profpnoak-reveals-unknown-history-of.html

    Your own site mentions that Britain was once a Hindu country:
    Link: Photographic Evidence – Taj Mahal a Vedic Temple


    Almost the whole world was once part of great Hindu civilization :thumb:

    Jai Sri Ram
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    First thing mongols were the ones who destroyed the Islamic Culture and killed millions of Muslims then to keep up the occupying lands accepted Islam and even Christianity, Buddhism etc and later invaded Mainland India and continued the expansion . During the Invasion even places of worship of Delhi Sultanate were destroyed and even Muslims were killed .


    So you are saying that it was not constructed by ShahJahan ?

    Yes true, Native Indian people has been always tolerant to all the nations ..
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    MONGOLS are not the same as MUGHALS.

    Mughals were mostly of Turkic descent, and only their leaders had intermarried with the Mongol conquerers of Central Asia. The Mughals adopted some of the fighting techniques of Mongols, but at heart they were Turks, and always fanatical Muslims which the early Mongols were not.
     
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    Re: Did Shah Jahan chop off the hands of those who built the Taj mahal

    Valmiki means one born out of an ant hill. Pretty rare a name to have for your long lost brother.
    Makes you quite unique by association :D
     
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