Were Taj Mahal's craftsmen mutilated? To know about the myth and legend of mutilations in Taj, read on this article.
Mutilations inside Taj Mahal Myth
According to the myth, it is believed that Shah Jahan ordered the hands of the craftsmen and artisans who were involved in creating this fantastic monument to be cut off after the completion of Taj Mahal so that they may never be able to build another monument as glorifying as Taj Mahal. Apart from the dismemberments, it is also believed that on orders of Shah Jahan, even the eyes of those involved in construction of Taj Mahal were forcibly taken out of their sockets so that they may never be able to witness anything that is more beautiful than the monument they built. Many of the historians find this horror story false and baseless as no records or evidence has been found yet that claims the possibility of it happening in those days. But despite these stories being baseless, they manage to spook the senses of every person who hears the story.