Re: [Ind-Arch] Re: The Taj Mahal according to P.N. Oak & S. Knapp
- Does this answer some of your questions, Francesco?Ram"Oak has sued to break open the cenotaphs, and to tear down brick walls in the lower plinth: In these "fake tombs" and "sealed apartments", Oak says Sivalingams or other temple items were hidden by Shah Jahan. According to Oak, the Indian government's refusal to allow him unfettered access amounts to a conspiracy against Hinduism.In 2000 India's Supreme Court dismissed Oak's petition to declare that a Hindu king built the Taj Mahal and reprimanded him for bringing the action, saying he had a "bee in his bonnet" about the Taj.In 2005 a similar petition was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court. This case was brought by Amar Nath Mishra, a social worker and preacher who says that the Taj Mahal was built by the Hindu King Parmar Dev in 1196."
Francesco Brighenti <frabrig@...> wrote:
--- In IndiaArchaeology@ yahoogroups. com, "S Sampath"
<sampath_srinivasar aghavan@. ..> wrote:
> True scholars must work for finding the truth, and must not object
> to investigations. Will you support a new archaeological study
> by by all groups?
Which "true scholars" did ever question the fact that the Taj Mahal
is a Muslim monument; which ones did ever claim that the Taj is a
Hindu building (a temple or palace) surreptitiously turned into a
Muslim monument by Shah Jahan?
I personally have no objection to investigating the Taj's "secret
chambers"; why should I have any? But mind that any excavation
undertaken under the monument may represent a serious threat to its
stability! That's probably why ASI archaeologists have never thought
of that. Why should they have? Only because one P.N. Oak urges them
to do so?
I am still waiting for someone to demonstrate that Oak is a "true
scholar"... Have you seen his credentials, publications?
Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha!
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- BTW francesco do you know hundreds to thousands of
hindu temples were destroyed by muslims ? They are
still being destoryed in kashmir as we speak but
people who have double standards like you never talk
about hindu temples being destoryed in India.
Why such duplicity in behavior?
--- Francesco Brighenti <frabrig@...> wrote:
> --- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "S Sampath"
> <sampath_srinivasaraghavan@...> wrote:
> > That is why the Taj must be opened up from top to
> bottom for
> > archaeological study by young researchers, with
> an open mind.
> > ASI must get permission from the Indian government
> for an unbiased
> > evaluation of Taj, its history, basement,
> understructure and other
> > relevant details. Of course,it is goes without
> saying that this
> > must be done without weakening the
> > As a first step, the sealed portions of the
> building may be
> > unsealed and opened for public viewing.
> And as a last step, we might have another Babri
> Masjid case
> resulting in the demolition of the Taj by hordes of
> Hindu fanatics
> persuaded by their "Oakist" political leaders that
> the Taj has
> usurped the site of a venerable temple dedicated to
> Lord Shiva etc.
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