Know The mystery behind the sealed basement of Taj Mahal

The structure that was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal has been open to public viewing since many years, but it has had its fair share of controversies — A legal case, first brought by six lawyers in Agra in April 2015, claimed that the was originally an ancient shrine to the Hindu god Shiva. However, the controversy soon died and the Taj Mahal went back to its being the wonder that it is today.

However, for those of you have visited the Taj Mahal, you might have noticed that the monument has opened only a part of its structure to public viewing, while the rest has been sealed – the basement it is said has never been seen by the common public and it is here that the actual shrine of Mumtaz Mahal is located – the one above it is simply a replica that is open to public viewing.