What is Urs held in Taj Mahal? Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has filed a petition in Agra Court regarding the organization of Urs to be held in Taj Mahal. Today we will tell you why Urs is organized in Taj Mahal.
What is Urs held in Taj Mahal? Controversy continues regarding the celebration of the 369th Urs of Emperor Shahjahan in the Taj Mahal. Actually, Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has filed a petition in Agra Court to ban the organization of ‘Urs’ in Taj Mahal. It has been said in the petition that it is being organized without the permission of the government and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
what is the matter
Let us tell you that Urs is organized on the death anniversary of Mughal emperor Shahjahan. This year also the 369th three-day Urs is going to be held from February 6 to February 8. On the occasion of Urs, the path to the real grave of Shahjahan and Mumtaz is opened. But Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has appealed to the court to stop giving free entry to people in Taj Mahal on the occasion of Urs. The petitioner said that religious work should not be done in historical heritage.
Why is Urs held in Taj Mahal?
Every year a three-day Urs program is held at the Taj Mahal on the death anniversary of Shahjahan, the fifth emperor of the Mughal Empire. It is said that Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna river in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Mumtaz died in 1631, after which the work of building a beautiful mausoleum of white marble started in 1632. Which took almost 20 years to complete. After the death of Shahjahan in 1666, his grave was also buried near the grave of Mumtaz.
Closed basement opens for all people
In Taj Mahal, the tombs of both Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal are located in the basement of the main mausoleum. Common people are not allowed to visit these graves throughout the year. But on the occasion of Urs, the tombs of Shahjahan and Mumtaz are opened to everyone. During this time tourists get a chance to see the real graves. After the Ghusl ritual, Fatiha, Milad-un-Nabi and Mushaira are organized on this occasion.