Truth Behind The Closed Rooms of Taj Mahal

Truth Behind The Closed Rooms of Taj Mahal

The closed rooms under the main chamber of the Taj Mahal created a lot of controversy, especially after BJP politician Rajneesh Singh called for an investigation into them. The former princess of Jaipur also claimed that the land on which the mausoleum was built belonged to the royal family of Jaipur. However, the Allahabad High Court rejected the request to open the locked doors inside the monument. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) also shared images of the doors with the public as part of a newsletter.

The underground rooms of the Taj Mahal were part of Tahkhana

Now several theories about mysterious chambers have emerged. According to a BBC report, the rooms were part of an underground chamber known as tahkhana which provided relief during the scorching summers. The information was gleaned from professor, author and historian Ebba Koch. The report also revealed that prior to the 1978 Agra floods, the rooms were also open to the public.

According to Indian Express, an ASI source revealed that these 22 rooms are not actually rooms, but corridors along which doors are fixed for more convenient use of space.

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