Hidden Myths and Unknown Facts About Taj Mahal

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar news

Taj Mahal’s Minarets Are Not Perpendicular

The minarets are tilting outwards to protect the Taj at a time of natural calamity such as an earthquake.

Taj Mahal is Taller than Qutub Minar

Taj surpasses the Qutub by about 5 feet in real. The actual height is 73 meters or 240 feet.

Taj Mahal Was To Have A Black Twin

Widely believed that Shah Jahan wanted to build another black Taj Mahal just across white Taj Mahal in the Mehtab Garden.

Taj Mahal Can Change Colours

The colour of the Taj varies as per the time of the day and the condition of the sky from pinkish hue to milky white at night.

Taj Mahal was a Shiva Temple

A raging controversy started when P.N. Oak in his publication said that Taj Mahal was a Siva Temple by the name of Tejo Mahalaya.


Taj Mahal Was Not Built By An Indian

Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the chief architect who was a Persian from Iran.

The Cenotaphs Are Empty

The real coffin lies in a secret, quiet room below, at the garden level, the cenotaphs are like showpieces.

Taj Mahal’s Design Is Perfectly Symmetrical

With gardens divided into quadrants and the red sandstone structures, it is very symmetrical according to architectural doctrines.

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