The Lost Taj Mahal Turban of Aurangzeb

Production Number

3-31 (111)


November 14, 1995

Winning Team

Green Monkeys


Dean & Chrystine

Artifact Location

The Room of the Secret Password

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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The Taj Maj Turban of Aurangzeb is the 111th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the 117th episode to be aired.

Moat Crossing

For this Moat, both players from each team crossed the water simultaneously on a large lily pad and using vines strung from above for guidance, while not falling in the water, missing a vine, or touching the lily pad with their knees.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Purple Parrots 0:18
2nd Orange Iguanas 0:24
3rd Blue Barracudas 0:25
4th Green Monkeys 0:29

Steps of Knowledge

One of the most fearful Emperors of them all was the Indian emperor Aurangzeb. He did away with two brothers so he could become heir, then locked his father up for fifteen years. Legend has it that the one soft spot he had was for the Taj Mahal, which his father had built for Aurangzeb's mother. He had it embroidered on his favorite turban, which he wore everyday. One morning, the guards found Aurangzeb tossing everything around the room.

"Guard! Who has stolen my favorite turban?!"

"Uh... I don't know, boss, I haven't seen it."

Just then, the evil Grand Vizier, Needmorupees appeared.

"Your Highness, it's just a turban— you'll have another one made."

"No, I want MY Taj Mahal turban!"

Just then, a young woman appeared at the door.

"Who dares disturb his Highness?"

"I'm Irene of Jeannie C.P.A., Your Highness' Chief Personal Accountant. Your greedy grand vizier has stolen your turban to sell to a rich collector— it's just one of your belongings he's been selling."

"Your Highness, how can you believe this silly girl?"

"Be still, liar! Take him away!"

"Come on, you!"

Irene became the new Grand Vizier, and the Taj Mahal turban was restored to Aurangzeb. Years later, it found its way to The Temple.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Choices Response
Was Aurangzeb the Indian...?
  • Grand vizier
  • Emperor
​Purple Parrots (Correct - 2 steps left)
Did Aurangzeb do away with...?
  • Two brothers
​Blue Barracudas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Who did Aurangzeb imprison?
  • His father
​Green Monkeys (Correct - 2 steps left)
For how long did he imprison his father?
  • 15 years
​Blue Barracudas (Correct - 1 step left)
According to legend, did Aurangzeb have a soft spot for the...?
  • Taj Mahal
​Orange Iguanas (Correct - 2 steps left)
Which relative built the Taj Mahal?
  • ​Father
​Purple Parrots (Correct - 1 step left)
Did Aurangzeb's father build the Taj Mahal in honor of...?
  • Mother
​Orange Iguanas (Correct - 1 step left)
The Taj Mahal is located in which country?
  • ​India
​Purple Parrots ​(Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
What color is the Taj Mahal?
  • Black
  • Blue
  • White
​Green Monkeys (Correct - 1 step left)
Was Needmorupees the...?
  • Father
  • Grand vizier
  • Accountant
​Green Monkeys ​(Correct- Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Green Monkeys are Chrystine, who plays football and wants to write her own novel, and Dean, who enjoys baseball and wants to be an architect. The Purple Parrots are Jennifer, who likes writing and wants to be a pediatrician, and Chad, who plays baseball and even wants to have his own team one day.

​Plucking Off the Guards (Rolling Foam Boulders)

Needmorupees threatened to pluck off a guard everyday until Aurangzeb's turban was found, but Irene of Jeannie came to their aid each time; here, Chad and Dean would now defend the royal guard. When Kirk gave the signal, the boys would push one of the two boulders and knock out a guard while staying in their designated zone, and whoever got all four guards down within 60 seconds would win; Chad took an early lead and, despite Dean's best efforts to make a comeback towards the end, won 2-1, awarding the Purple Parrots a half-Pendant.

Where's the Emperor's Turban? (Swinging Foam Boulders)

When the turban was missing, Aurangzeb made the entire palace search for it— eventually, the guards brought back four turbans, unsure which of them was the correct one. Before Chrystine and Jennifer were those four turbans, with the threat of punishment by Aurangzeb hanging over them; when Kirk gave the signal, both girls would run out to get the first turban while dodging the wrecking ball, and whoever got all four turbans within 60 seconds would win. At first, the girls were even, but Jennifer got hit more throughout the last two-thirds of the game; as a result, Chrystine won 4-2, tying the score a half-Pendant apiece.

Taj Mahal Quarry (Boulders and Chutes)

Aurangzeb's father built the Taj Mahal from white stones cut at an adjacent quarry; now, the teams had to carry boulders from the quarry for the cutting. When Kirk gave the signal, Dean and Jennifer would toss the boulder onto the overhead chute, and when it rolled to the opposite side, Chad and Chrystine would catch it and place it in the bin; whoever got the most boulders passed within 60 seconds would win. The Green Monkeys won 8-3 (Kirk jokingly referred to them as the "quarrymen"), sending them to Olmec's Temple with 1½ pendants.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Results
Green Monkeys Lost Won Won 1½ pendants
Purple Parrots Won Lost Lost ½ pendant

Temple Run


While checking if the door to The King's Storeroom was open, Chrystine fails to notice the half pendant.

Dean headed into The Crypt and advanced into the Pit of the Pendulum. There, he was unable to make it back to the platform and was forced to climb into the Chamber of the Sacred Markers. After completing the objective, Dean met his first temple guard. Eventually, Dean was taken out in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey after placing the base with a 1:07 remaining. On her way to the Shrine, Chrystine failed to noticed the Half-Pendant hanging above the door to the chamber and next to the king's storeroom. Kirk predicted that could be a factor and was proven right when Chrystine was forced into the Quicksand Bog and the final guard emerged with 13 seconds left.

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Triple Seizure (0:13 left)
Temple Guard Locations

The Chamber of the Sacred Markers

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

The Quicksand Bog

Half Pendant Location The Pit of the Pendulum

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  • This was last episode where a team of Green Monkeys attempted to retrieve an artifact placed in the Top Corner Room.
  • After explaining the temple, Olmec said "Kristin" and not "Chrystine".
  • Kirk predicted the run's outcome when both team players missed the half-pendant hanging in the Pit of the Pendulum when he said "Oh, that could be a factor. He/she passed up the half-pendant".
  • When Dean completed the objective of The Chamber of the Sacred Markers, the top marker fell off the wall.
  • This was the final episode where a team loses the temple run by getting caught by the third Temple Guard without a full pendant.
  • With 13 seconds remaining when Chrystine was captured by the third temple guard, This was the longest Temple Run that ended in a triple seizure.
  • The male Orange Iguana previously appeared in The Mysterious Manuscript of Mary Shelley, although he was paired with Jennifer from the following episode.
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