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The story of Black Taj Mahal

  • By Shefali Ahuja
  • •  Apr 11, 2019

Many people believe that shah jahan desired to build a contrasting black Taj Mahal across Yamuna and connect it to the original Taj Mahal via a bridge. This legend or folklore got more hyped when one contemporary traveller noted that Shah Jahan began to build his mahal but couldn’t continue it due to the war with his sons and Later Aurangeb had no plans of completing it. People also believe that the irregular positioning of Shah Jahan’s cenotaph as compared to the central positioning of Mumtaz’s cenotaph has something to do with the black taj mahal. They also backed up their theory by attaching Mehtab Burj opposite ot the taj mahal as the remnants of the abandoned plan.

But these assumptions are believed to be rumours as there’s no evident proof to back them up. The mehtab Burj opposite to the Taj was just the enclosing wall of the first ever garden laid by a Mughal emperor, Babur much before Taj mahal was constructed. The irregular placement of shah jahan’s cenotaph is just to follow the Islamic rule that the departed should be buried with their heads towards mecca and legs towards south and the husband should always be placed to the right of his wife. These assumptions are baseless and are scoffed at by historians.

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