Saturday, October 2, 2010

Did Shah Jahan really love Mumtaz?

One of my friends had messaged me the following which questioned the authenticity of Shah Jahan's love for Mumtaz.

We know Taj Mahal as a symbol of Love. But the other lesser known facts:
1. Mumtaz was Shajahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives.
2. Shahjahan killed Mumtaz's husband to marry her.
3. Mumtaz died in her 14th delivery.
4. He then married her sister.
Question arises, where the hell is the Love?



Now, this is how I choose to defend Shah Jahan's eternal love for Mumtaz.

Doubt 1: Mumtaz was Shajahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives. Where is love?
Clarification: Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal only for Mumtaz, his 4th wife. This is Love!

Doubt 2: Shahjahan killed Mumtaz's husband to marry her. Where is Love?
Clarification: Shah Jahan loved Mumtaz so much that he killed her husband to get her. This is Love!

Doubt 3: Mumtaz died in her 14th delivery. Where is Love?
Clarification: Do you need any more proof of how much he actually loved her? :P

Doubt 4: After Mumtaz's death, Shah Jahan married her sister. Where is Love?
Clarification: Shah Jahan loved Mumtaz to such an extent that he married her sister in whom he saw Mumtaz's reflection. This is Love! :)



PS: I myself have not been able to figure out the actual reason for putting down this post, so don't torment me by asking the reason for the same. You are free to use your intellectual cerebral to find out the moral of this post and fir mujhe bhi bata do yaar. ENJOYYY! :)

52 comments:

  1. Shah Jahaan looks so relieved in the second pic...(though both are the same)

    ROFL

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  2. @BA: Hey, seriously man! Didn't notice it before...hahaha...

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  3. everything is fair in love and war!

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  4. Niket, I too received this sms, from 3 different people! hmm, it set me thinking too! Men would be men I thought!

    reading ur post, i can say "Boys would be Boys!"

    whatever they do, they know how to justify to their girl!

    sweet post :D

    RESTLESS

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  5. Shahjahan never loved Mumtaj.He only made Tajmahal to spread his name allover the world.He never took care of her & used her as a birth-machine.For this reason he married her sister after her death to produce more child.

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    1. that's nt truth ... he ws a gr8 emperor ... n ws really in luv wid MUMTAJ... to his deemed extent..!!... jss for a time go to agra .. u will automatically get to accept that!!

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  6. even i got same msge from 3different people.

    its no at love.... shjahan had cut the thumb finger of people who had constructed it.
    he did so since he dont want any other monument to b construct or replace such beauty in the place of taj mahal

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  7. @Soumya & Mohan: May be you both are true...I am not at all defending Shah Jahan (Please read PS)...
    BTW thanks for dropping by and leaving your valuable comments! :)
    Welcome to My Voice, My Space!

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  8. Just came across with your post. Kindly do not post anything without verifying facts:
    1. Mumtaz was Shajahan's 4th wife out of his 7 wives. FALSE, she was his first wife. He married her when she as 14 & Shah Jahan was 15. It was after her death, he married twice - Akbarabadi Mahal & Kandahari Mahal. According to the official court chronicler Qazwini, the relationship with his other wives "had nothing more than the status of marriage. The intimacy, deep affection, attention and favor which His Majesty had for the Cradle of Excellence [Mumtaz Mahal] exceeded by a thousand times what he felt for any other."
    2. Shahjahan killed Mumtaz's husband to marry her. FALSE. It was their 1st marriage.
    3. Mumtaz died in her 14th delivery. TRUE. She was his favourite wife. At that time, 14 children were nothing.
    4. He then married her sister. FALSE. Refer #1.

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    1. dude wikipedia is not always correct verify some other useful sources

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    2. Thnx.
      But how can you say that the informations are wrong?
      Do you have any authentic proof? If you have, pls mail me at lonleyfaruk@gmail.com
      I ll be waiting for your answer.......earnestly.........

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    3. check http://fullnfenil7.blogspot.in/2013/01/taj-mahal-is-shiv-temple-named-tejo.html#.Uw75aM6hbhc

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  9. @Anonymous: Dude, there was nothing to verify about because this post was meant for pure fun...anyways I seriously appreciate your efforts to verify the facts and commenting about the same...Thanks! :)

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  10. HEY...HEY...HEY...
    HERE IS THE BREAKING NEWS

    1. Mumtaz was shahjaha's 1st wife.Ref: shahjaha/mumtaz wikipedia

    2.Mumtaz was 14 years old when she got married to shahjaha.I mean it was 1st marriage of shahjaha as well as Mumtaz.

    3.The Biggest TRUTH is this:
    THE TAJMAHAL WAS NOT BUILT BY SHAHJAHAN.

    ITS A HINDU TEMPLE ORIGNALLY NAMED TEJ MAHALAY,A TEMPLE OF LORD SHIVA.
    FOR PROOF VISIT:http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/taj_oak.html

    REPLY UR QUERRIES TO ME AT premshirsh.jsr@gmail.com

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    1. What sort of proof is http://www.hindunet.org ?
      If I make a site and write nonsense there, it won't be considered a proof, would it?

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    2. check http://fullnfenil7.blogspot.in/2013/01/taj-mahal-is-shiv-temple-named-tejo.html#.Uw75aM6hbhc

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  11. fine answering brother
    tu teri life mein succes hoga

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  12. there is no proof that shah jehan killed mumtaz first husband ! please give me proof so i could trust upon the same , even wikipedia has nothing about that !

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  13. this is a only habit of kings that won and rule everywhare so ther is no love it is only a normal thing but he love her after some time <<<<<<<<<<< i think this is not a true love ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,bay frnds,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,m aditya

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  14. its true..........it was shocking.....check wikipedia ...as i did.........

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  15. she was his third wife.. ref wikipedia

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  16. I did copied it from someone.. But I like it a lot.

    Where is love in Taj Mahal: -
    1. Mumtaj was 4th wife of shahjahan out of seven (shared love?)

    2. Shahjahan killed first husband of Mumtaj to marry her (forced love?)

    3. Mumtaj died during her 14th delievery (Ohh my god .. seems too much of love)

    4. After death of Mumtaj Shahjahan married her younger sister (love transfered??)

    5. Shahjahan handicapped the artists after completion of TajMahal (Cruelity in love?)

    After all, Tak Mahal is a Hindhu Temple. It wasn't build by Shahjahan. It was just remodeled. Common, after the death of Mumtaz, he was so busy with his new wives that where will he have time for building a new Mahal.

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  17. yeah its true guys,i m shockd man,where the hell is love,i dnt c it

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  18. This is not true please do not believe!!

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  19. Shah Jahan and Mumtaz were not married at 14 and 15 years of age there were just a kind of engagement , it happened in 1607 when Mumtaz was only 14 years of age. They waited for five years to marry each other . They officially got married in 1612. Source Widipedia

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  20. please all read first nikit answer ...

    Niket Dec 27, 2010 09:01 AM

    @Anonymous: Dude, there was nothing to verify about because this post was meant for pure fun...anyways I seriously appreciate your efforts to verify the facts and commenting about the same...Thanks! :)

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  21. SHER AFGAN WAS D FIRST HUSBAND OF MUMTAZ... nd after her death her sister Noor Jehan married shah jahan. This is said by some historians and sites. :\

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    1. Noor Jehan is the wife of Jehangir and Sher Afgan is the father of Mumtaz

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    2. hahaha good1 ! kanika is drunk !

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    3. Mumtaz was not Noor Jehan's daughter. She was her niece, Noor Jahan was Jahengir's favourite wife. Ladli was Noor Jahan only child and married to Shahriyar , Shah Jehan's younger brother.

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  22. These facts are not true.
    Please do not spread such idiotic messages.
    Behave like educated people.

    Most of the facts are not true.

    http://www.tajmahal.org.uk/story.html

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  23. heyyyyyyyyy plz give me r8 ans.......

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  24. Mumtaz was 14 years old when she got married to shahjaha.I mean it was 1st marriage of shahjaha as well as Mumtaz

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  25. Always being the follower, would not give any realtime truth of Taj Mahal. Not all history is correct about Mughals.

    Regardless of what anyone thinks, there is some thoughtful information that indicates that the Taj Mahal was never built by Shah Jahan. Some say the Taj Mahal pre-dates Shah Jahan by several centuries and was originally built as a Hindu or Vedic temple/palace complex, and that Shah Jahan merely acquired it from its previous owner, the Hindu King Jai Singh. This is not unlike the many other buildings that were acquired by the Muslim invaders to be used for their own purposes. The point to consider is how much more of India's history has been distorted if the background of such a grand building is so inaccurate.

    Prince

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  26. dont fight for the past...let be together for the future..:)

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    1. "Let be together for the future" so that they can again do things to us in the same manner and in future some guys can again say let us live together?

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  27. This is shameful. He killed her husband for her. This is love? If somebody killed you to have your wife, how would you feel. Maybe that should happen to you. In the name of love.

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    1. That was his father who mhad Noor Jahan's husband killed. Shajahan met Mumtaz when he was 14 and she was 15. Shajahan was a selfish man, did not take care of mother less children, anyone who has even studied his life know that his hair turned white within a few month and turned old and bent with in 2 years that people in court did not recognize him. I wish Indian would know a little more about their own history instead of depending on fake info

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  28. Shameful to see the foolish IT kids. They dont read books, refer the facts, dont use their brain....simply share the messages like this.

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  29. There were few guys in between 1638-1640 namely Fray Sebastian Manrique and J A de Mandelslo from Europe but they either dont mention construction of Taj Mahal or say that only abt 1000 workers working on gardens and other things were there. So who made the building? If anyone has some knowledge please share but dont site British, communist or brown British historians.

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  30. Guys plz do go through the link and understand the actual facts behind the so called epitome of love!

    thanks!
    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/true_story_of_the_taj_mahal.htm

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  31. You guys need to read this..

    http://www.slideshare.net/atripathy86/taj-mahal-or-tejo-mahalya

    http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/3727274/hindu-temple-tejo-mahalaya-the-taj-mahal-pdf-march-27-2012-10-18-pm-5-8-meg?da=y

    http://www.stephen-knapp.com/was_the_taj_mahal_a_vedic_temple.htm

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  32. Taj Mahal was Tejo Mahalay a Temple of Lord Shiva


    http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/13043.html

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    1. EVERY THING IN INDIA and Probably the WORLD, maybe the entire universe WAS A SHIVA TEMPLE!!!!! Specially if they are Muslim monument. So Azmir was a Shiva Temple and so was the White House.

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  33. Most people here seem to depend on PN Oaks, fake historian, proffesor and over all crakpot. Taj Mahal was not build on a Hindu Temple but a land bought from Hindu Raja. His guy also said that the Kaaba was a Hindu Temple, I wonder how that would be since the Kaaba was built Prophet Ibrahim ( phoh) and since non muslims are not allowed into Mekkah how would he have not the research. Indian Hindus who hate Muslims believe in these 2 facts but when it comes to his other claims like the Vatican was also a Shiv Temple or the same about the Church of England they are quite. LOL. Just look up PN Oaks.

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    1. I am impress..............................................

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