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No evidence that Taj Mahal was a Hindu temple – Mahesh Sharma informs Lok Sabha

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New Delhi: Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister for Culture informed Lok Sabha yesterday that the government did found any evidence that Taj Mahal located in Agra was a temple. A petition was filed in the court claiming Taj Mahal as a Hindu temple.

Mr. Sharma informed that Lok Sabha that government is aware of the suit filed in Court of Law. In a reply to the question about the evidence of Taj Mahal being a Hindu temple, Mr. Sharma said that there is no evidence of it. He also said that tourism industry of India remained unaffected due to these misconceptions.

It may be noted that there is a historical evidence that emperor Shah Jahan built this beautiful monument to commemorate his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal contains the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal.