Discussion in 'Members Corner' started by ashdoc, Oct 21, 2013.
After all it is the grave of a dead person
For foreigner visitors, be they Westerners or from anywhere on the globe, first thing they wish to see when they land in India, is Taj Mahal. For them it is a marvel piece of architecture that symbolises India. A purchase of its mini replica made of alabaster, as a souvenir is mandatory.
However, for the locals, many are superstitious about keeping a replica of TajMahal at home. Some consider it a Mausoleum, while others believe it brings bad omen. Ironically the monument which is known as the most romantic symbol of love in the world, is perceived by the superstitious to have brought bad luck to both Shah Jahan who commissioned it and the architect who designed it.
Many neither superstitious nor romantic, associate it with ShahaJahanâ€™s obsession with extravagant and lavish life style. It is said that the time Taj Mahal was being built ( 1632-1648), Americans were laying the foundation of a great Ivy League institution by the name of Harvard University ( 1636 estb). Hence obvious were the priorities between the two parts of the world.
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It is made after demolishing the Shiva Temple. It is symbol of waste of money for the fancy of an emperor.
One was an extravagant mausoleum, the other was an institute setup to train the clergy. So neither were up to any good. But yes, the money spent by Harvard gave far better returns to the society, eventually.
As for the topic, if you thinks its bad, it will be.
Can't say about bad luck but Tajmahal is definately a symbol of slavery and the biggest wastage of money of the poor people of India.
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I'd say it brings in a lot of revenue on a daily basis and is a magnificant structure.
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