posted on Dec, 8 2012 @ 06:20 AM
Mumtaz Mahal died at Burhanpur, somewhere in central India. Her body was buried there on the banks of the River Tapti. Six months later, her body was
reburied in Agra as the Emperor Shah Jahan desired to build a grand mausoleum in her memory. He was the Emperor and there was no need to take over any
temple for the burial of his wife. All sites were available to him. Read more about it here.
How Agra Got the Taj?
In all this debate, it is often forgotten that the Taj Mahal is actually a burial ground. That's all. There is a huge mass of people in India who
continue to be furious at all existing symbols of Islam and their domination of South Asia and want to pull down all such symbols. One such successful
attempt was done in the December of 1992 when BJP exhorted the simple folks of India, in the name of religion to become frenzied with fury, who then
went on to demolish the mosque built since many centuries under the top leadership of the BJP.
As a consequence, the Indian Parliament passed an act prohibiting demolition of any structure pre-existing 1947, the year that India obtained its
The lone exception is the demolished mosque area which is claimed to be the birthplace of Ram. This dispute is in the courts of India and Supreme
Court of India is to hear the case in due course of time.
You must visit Agra to see all of this for yourself. One way to travel to Agra from Delhi is Delhi to Agra by