Get to know about who built the Taj Mahal or who commissioned the Taj Mahal. It will also tell about the architect and designer of Taj Mahal.

Who Built Taj Mahal

In spite of various traditions and conspiracy theories that pop up every other day, most of the historians have reached to a conclusion that Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan built Taj Mahal. The order of the construction was passed in the year 1631 A.D and the construction started that very year. According to the rock edict that is place at the gateway of Taj, it has been concluded that the construction work was carried by 22,000 laborers and was completed in the year 1654.

The chief designer of this mausoleum was Isa Mohammad Khan who was assisted by Ustad Isa of Persia. Qazim Khan of Lahore did the golden embroidery works where as Amanat Ali Khan of Iran did the calligraphy. Mohammad Arif was the chief supervisor.

It was later claimed that Italian designer Geronimo Veroneo, designed the Taj Mahal but there is no solid proof to corroborate the fact. The confusion might have arisen because of the fact that Isa of Isa Khan means Christ in Arabic and that led European to believe that the designer was a christen.

P.N. Oak claimed in his book that Taj Mahal was a Hindu Temple but both Judiciary as well as body of the historians thrashed his bizarre and laughable arguments.