Taj Mahal was built on Lord Shiva’s temple called ‘Tejo Mahal’ says Vinay Katiyar

Vastavam web: Giving a new twist to the controversy surrounding the Taj Mahal, senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar today said it was Lord Shiva’s temple called ‘Tejo Mahal’ which was converted into a mausoleum by Shahjahan.He, however, added that he does not want the monument as famous as this, which is among the wonders of the world, to be demolished.”It was Tejo Mahal, Lord Shiva’s temple, where Shahjahan buried his wife and turned it into a mausoleum,” said, Katiyar who had been in the forefront of the Ram temple movement of Ayodhya.

He said like a Shiva temple, water drips from the ceiling in the Taj Mahal, which is not a case in any mausoleum anywhere and is like that only on a Shivlinga.Katiyar, who is also an accused in the Babri case, said no political meaning should be derived from today’s grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya by the Adityanath government.

“The aim is to develop Ayodhya the effort is to recreate the scene of Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya from exile,” Katiyar said, adding there is no politics behind the function as seen by the opposition.”I hope some way will be found to construct Ram temple or else we can construct it on the lines of Somnath temple…We will look at the alternatives as options like dialogue or (constructing) on the lines of Somnath temple are open…but we want temple,” he said.