Was Taj Mahal a Rajput palace? To know about the myth and legend of the Taj as a Rajput palace, read on this article.
Taj Mahal a Rajput Palace Myth
P. N. Oak claimed that timeline of Taj Mahal and other historic structures in the country that are linked to the Mughals go back before Mughals even occupied India and thus, have Hindu origins. However, in the year 2000 the Supreme Court of India dismissed any P. N. Oak's petition that Taj Mahal was built by a Hindu king and even reprimanded him for bringing the action. What caused this theory to come across is unknown but a sect of historians believes that a Rajput palace did exist long before Shah Jahan came into the picture. Also, the fact that Shah Jahan purchased the piece of land where the Taj Mahal stands now, from a Rajput family gives rise to the speculations as to whether the Taj Mahal was built from the scratch or is just a remodeled structure of a Rajputana palace.