Underground Temple of Secret Rituals – Warangal Fort, India

 

Hey guys, this is an ancient underground temple near Warangal Fort, it doesn’t have a name and is completely abandoned. This is an isolated place and gets no visitors and is estimated to be at least 800 years old.  I am gonna take you inside the temple and we can see some very strange details and secret rituals happening inside the temple. The temple is located at the underground level, and there is only one side that this completely open, and on all the other sides, it is totally covered with dirt. It has a very low ceiling, and it gets lower and lower as we go into the main chambers.

What’s really fascinating is that, this place shows evidence of strange rituals. On the floor, you can see a lot of chicken feathers, alcohol bottles, and  pieces of lemon stuck on a thin rod. Of course we can assume that some guys were just drinking and cooking here, but you can also see religious items like saffron powder strewn all over the floor, and also matchsticks and candles. This means there was some kind of a black magic ritual performed here.  Locals say that a group called ‘Kapalikas’ gather here during new moon nights and indulge in strange rituals including meat eating and drinking. The term Kapalika means “Skull-Men”, these people carry human skulls and are sometimes even known to worship skulls. Remember, I showed you the temple of crystal skull a few weeks back? This temple is very similar in appearance to that one, and I think there could be a connection between the two.

What’s intriguing about this temple is that even though it is abandoned, it doesn’t have any bats, but is home to a lot of insects, here is a lizard and as we go into the main chamber, we begin to see a lot of spider webs. There are huge spiders all over the walls. The entrances are very short, less than 5 feet. This chamber has no deities, no idols and is completely empty. The only fascinating part is the ceiling which has a nice spiral design. But this temple has 2 main chambers and I am gonna go inside the next chamber and try to identify what the main deity would have been.  You can see that the floor of this chamber is completely destroyed, but this broken uprooted stone structure is actually a lingam. So, this was definitely a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. I wonder why these stone structures were completely demolished and why this temple was abandoned. You can see rich paintings on the walls and the ceiling, and this must have been a very beautiful place with lots of visitors, many centuries ago.  And I have already shown you these pillars, made of multiple blocks and how they were joined in my previous video. I hope someday, the government can restore this temple to its original shape. Please share this video with your friends to spread awareness about abandoned ancient temples.

– Praveen Mohan

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Ancient Engineering Technology – Ramappa Temple, India

Hey guys, let’s take a look at Ramappa Temple which was built at least 800 years ago, and by the end of this video, I think you would agree with me that ancient builders must have used a very advanced technology, similar to modern day technology.

Let’s take a look at the ceiling in the center of this temple. In one square, we can see hundreds of Gods and if you zoom in and shine a flashlight, we can identify each and every one of them. Every corner tells a story. We are not going to examine the complex spiral designs which look like 3d cymatic patterns, we are not going to look at the protruding buds, and the centerpiece which is hanging out in the middle. We are only going to zoom in on the smaller figures which are less than 1 inch long. This temple was invaded by a commander called Malik Kafur, and he destroyed some of these figures.

But what’s fascinating is that after he destroyed the figures, you can clearly see the X mark behind them. This means there is a gap between each small idol, and the surface at the back. The idols are very small, less than 1 inch long, so the gaps between the idol and the background must have been in millimeters. So, how did anyone create these X marks behind them within these small gaps? Forget about ancient machining technology. We cannot even carve these X marks today, because there is no room to put your hands inside and carve them? How can we make the X pattern on solid rock, with 2 millimeters space to carve, even with modern machinery? We would need flexible drilling and polishing tools similar to instruments used for advanced surgical operations like laparoscopy. Even if they were molded using rock melting technology, the ancient builders would still need very advanced precision tools to create the mold or the frame itself.

But there is more baffling evidence of ancient machining technology. This temple has a series of statues placed all around it, and at first look, you think they are modern day wax models molded to perfection. Archeologists confirm that these were made by ancient builders, but there are no tool marks, and no human errors made on these structures. Were they created using high tech engraving and polishing tools, similar to what we use today?

Now, what really baffles me about these statues is not how perfect they are, but how they are still standing in place, even after a powerful earthquake shook this temple. The earthquake dislodged many of the blocks in the temple, and I have already shown you how the ancient builders made this structure earthquake proof.  But how did these statues, not fall down?

These are individual statues made of black basalt and are standing at an angle. How are they attached to these sandstone blocks behind them? Normally, it would be impossible to find out, but ancient builders were extremely clever, they knew that someday, someone would come looking for answers.

This is why they created a miniature model, a 3d prototype of the temple, and placed it in the temple campus itself. And all I had to was to identify the spots where the statues would have been placed. Look at these rectangular slots here, and the protruding base here. This is where the statues stand in the actual temple. Now we understand how these statues are standing firmly even after the earthquake. These statues were fitted on the slots, so they wouldn’t fall down.  This is really fascinating, because if we look at the miniature model, it would have been easy for the ancient builders to create smaller statues and fix them in these appropriate places. But why did they leave these slots empty? If they had placed small statues in these places, the slots wouldn’t be visible. They left it empty, so we, the future generation can understand how the statues were fit in place. Is it possible, that the ancient builders are trying to teach us how they actually built these temples?

And there is one thing I did not fully understand about the ancient earthquake proofing technology. How did these rectangular blocks called Plinth beams come above the ground? In modern buildings made of concrete, the plinth beams will try to withstand the earthquake, and in case of a powerful earthquake like what happened here, the entire structure would have collapsed. But it did not happen in this temple – when the earthquake struck, the plinth beams popped out from underneath the pillars, and saved the temple from collapsing. So, how were the plinth beams fixed to these pillars? The answer is in the miniature model. At the bottom of the pillars, you can see small slots carved. This is where the plinth beams were inserted. This type of basic slots are neither too tight nor too loose. When a powerful earthquake occurs, the pillars would let go of the plinth beams, and the plinth beams will break, saving the temple from collapsing. If they would have been made a rigid construction, like modern concrete structures, the entire temple would have been collapsed.

We can see that the ancient builders are answering all the questions which have baffled us. But what about the tools used to carve behind these very small idols on the ceiling? This temple has used some extraordinary drilling technology, there are holes which are only a few millimeters wide. You can only pass a flexible thread through them, not even a straight object like a needle. These minute holes cannot be created with chisels, especially on such a hard rock like basalt. They must have definitely used advanced tools like modern day drilling tools. If ancient builders used such advanced tools, wouldn’t they show them on the prototype as well?

Here we can see something remarkably similar to a modern day drill bit. This carving looks almost identical to a tool that we use today – uh -This tool is called step drill bit, and has many advantages over a regular drill bit. If you compare these two side by side, they both have the same conical head, with horizontal lines which are called steps, and both have them even have a vertical groove in the middle. But it is the bottom part of the carving that confirms, this a tool bit. Today our tool bits have a hexagonal stopper at the base to lock into the chuck and not slip. They also have a cylindrical groove at the top of it. This 800 year old figure shows the exact same thing, except that it has a square base to lock into the chuck and has the same cylindrical groove. Are ancient builders trying to tell us that they were using advanced tool bits, just like what we use today?

If these carvings are not tools, what else could they be? We can see everything else is identical between the prototype and the actual temple. Here we can see the small bull on the prototype, and the much larger bull is also there. We can see small pillars and we can see the larger pillars in the temple, which look exactly the same. We can see everything that is shown in this prototype recreated at a larger scale in the temple.  But we don’t see these large scale drill bit like structures anywhere in the temple. Why did they carve them in the miniature model, if they are not present anywhere in the actual temple?  Were they simply left as clues for us to find out how this temple was built?

Perhaps the real evidence can be found at Warangal fort, which is about 40 miles from here. There are carvings of Hindu Gods, but look into their hands. They are shown holding the same drill bits. In many Hindu temples, Gods are shown holding just the head of these tools. And some people believe this represents a pinecone or even corn.  But in these carvings, we can see that the Gods are shown holding the entire tool with a long base. This confirms that this is definitely a tool used in ancient times.

If ancient builders used high tech instruments like drilling machines, perhaps that technology would explain the mystery of these pillars. The pillars in the temple, don’t make any sense. Some parts of the pillars, look like they have been molded. Other parts of the same pillar look like they have been machined with power tools. How could  a pillar made of one solid block of stone, show 2 completely different types of processes? And there is something even more confusing. You can see that the pillars are slightly bent at the top portion. When the earthquake struck, these pillar actually became bent out of shape. These are made of basalt, a very hard, brittle rock. Rocks break, they don’t bend like plastic. So, what’s the secret of these bending pillars? Let’s go back to the miniature model one last time, and these miniature pillars are carved here, and they are identical in design to the actual pillars. They even have these straight slots and curved slots, so we know these are the same pillars.  But here, we can see something very strange, there are triangular marks connecting the rectangular piece at the bottom to the cylindrical piece at the top. Today, engineers we use a type of joint called Taper Joint, it is considered a very strong joint. To connect 2 different parts, one part is created with a tapered protrusion, and the other part will have a tapered hole. And both these parts will be connected by force, and it is nearly impossible to separate them afterwards. Is it possible, that these conical symbols represent taper joint, to show that these 2 separate stone blocks were joined together to make one single pillar. Does the bottom stone have a tapered protrusion, and the top stone have a tapered hole? This theory perfectly explains why the pillars look bent at the top. The pillars made of single stone would have broken, but these pillars must have been made of several blocks and assembled with taper joints, which is why they are bent.

But at this point, the whole idea of taper jointing several blocks to make a pillar is just a theory. To really prove this,  I would have to climb up above 8 feet, and examine these pillars, to see if they are in fact made of multiple blocks. And Archeology department refused to give me permission to examine these pillars.

But I really had to find out, and there are a few abandoned ancient temples nearby which are not maintained by the department of Archeology, I mean no one even enters these temples.  So I decided to go to a temple called the underground temple, which was built around the same time. I will show you this temple in another video, but we are going to find if these pillars are made of one solid piece or if they were  made by joining different blocks. And I find exactly what we are looking for. The joint is clearly visible at the top, and you can see it has dislocated a little bit when earthquake struck. If you look inside, you can even see how these two stone blocks are joined, there is a protruding piece on the bottom stone, which is fitting inside the hole of the stone at the top. There is no doubt that this was the same technology used in the pillars of Ramappa temple.

I think, for the very first time in many centuries, we are actually beginning to understand what the ancient builders are trying to say. They have put these symbols of tools, joints and slots for teaching us about their technology. And I think we have successfully decoded these symbols. What do you think?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section and please do share this video with your friends.

-Praveen Mohan

800 Year Old Ramappa Temple shows Rock Melting Technology?

Hey guys, today we are going to examine the Ramappa temple which shows some solid evidence of Rock Melting Technology. Here you can see Lord Krishna playing his flute, and his feet is touching a leaf of this tree. And this beautiful woman is leaning on the stem of the tree. What could be the meaning of this? If Krishna was really playing his flute, the music he made would travel through the tree. If I tap on the stem, it makes a strange metallic sound. This is made of one solid rock, but yet it makes different sounds when tapped in different parts of the tree’s stem. Note the difference in sound. And if you tap on other areas of the same rock, there is no sound.  Of course, this is not a coincidence, the ancient builders clearly wanted us to know that this cylinder makes musical sounds, this is why they carved the symbol of Krishna playing his eternal musical.

But is this structure a carving? All historians and archeologists claim that everything in this temple was manually carved by hard labor. But how do you carve a cylinder on rock that makes music? And even more interesting, how do you carve a cylinder which will make different notes when tapped in different areas? And notice the width of the stem, it has the same width from top to bottom. The different sounds are not created because of the variation of size or shape.

Sculptors and Stone Masons confirm that there is no technology today, to carve a single rock which can make different sounds, when tapped on different areas. But how was such technology used at least 800 years ago, in this temple? The only way to create such different sounds is by altering the density of the rock, by melting the rock and molding it into a desired shape. But is it even possible to melt rocks and make it into different shapes?

In 2016, University of Buffalo demonstrated something strange. They put rocks in a furnace, heated it to over 2500 degree Fahrenheit, and made it into a liquid. In fact, nature does it all the time, it throws out liquid lava whenever there is a volcanic eruption. When scientists at University of buffalo poured this molten rock out, they gathered it into a simple cast made of sand. You can see the molten rock quickly fills up and takes the shape of the cast. This is exactly how we make metallic objects like swords and weapons for example. Did ancient builders use the same technology of melting rocks and mold it into desired densities, this would be the only way to make it create different sounds in different places.

What’s really interesting is that University of Buffalo chose the same type of rock as the ancient builders, they are both basalts. Basalt Rock has properties that are ideal for melting and casting into different shapes.

But this temple has another interesting evidence of Rock Melting technology. The pillars in this temple are quite extraordinary with very complex designs but there is one piece that stands out. Not because it is carved, but because it has been left blank, while all the other pieces on the same level are carved. And it shows something very strange, it shows a defect in molding technology. Let’s take a closer look at this surface, it has extraordinary polishing, but this surface is not perfectly flat. To understand this, you have to examine it by looking at it from a lower angle. The surface has a curvature, with a concave defect on it. This is why it looks bent out of shape, like a piece of plastic. It is impossible to make such a smooth, concave cut on rocks with manual tools or even electric saw, and it cannot be accomplished by hand polishing.

This is a common defect caused in molding process, this is called Warping. When we mold objects, the liquid sometimes will cool at different rates in different places. This will cause the object to become bent out of shape. And this is exactly what happened here, this was a defect made while melting and cooling the rock. The ancient builders recognized this was a defective piece, this is why they did not carve anything on it.

Now, remember, I showed you the floating rocks which were used on the tower of this temple. These bricks were created by heating mud to a very high temperature, and adding other ingredients to make them light weight. You can click on the top right corner to see the floating rocks. From all these evidences, we can clearly see that ancient builders were using rock melting technology.

-Praveen Mohan

Evidence of Ancient Machining Technology at Warangal Fort?

Hey guys, this is an ancient site called Warangal Fort and you are looking at some of the most amazing carvings to your left and right, carved at least 800 years ago. But your eyes are naturally attracted to what’s in the center, and you realize that this cylinder is completely out of place. Now, why do you feel this way, why do you think this lingam is an Out of place artifact?

Because your brain instantly and intuitively knows that this lingam could not have been made without machines. This is why it looks so odd. All these brilliant carvings around this, can be made with simple tools like chisels and hammers, but this cylinder cannot be made with primitive tools, such a perfect cylinder can be made only with high tech machines.

This is not where it was originally found. Archeologists unearthed this lingam which was buried for many centuries and placed it on this pedestal which is carved with simple tools. While digging up this lingam, these scratches were made on it, and examining this lingam using precision tools revealed something shocking. It is a perfect cylinder with no visible tool marks at all. How was such precision achieved in ancient times?

Look at the level of finishing, I can use the top of the lingam as a mirror. I am not going to use this priceless piece for demonstration, but I will pick something less polished instead. How about this pillar on the same site, the finishing doesn’t look as great as the lingam, but when I pour water, you should be able to see my reflection. Imagine how fantastic this would work on the lingam. And Lingams are almost always placed facing east, so imagine how it would look when the first sunrays fall on it.

Now the real problem is in finding out how ancient builders made this lingam 800 years ago. Is it possible that they chiseled it into a crude cylinder, and then polished it manually with simple abrasives such as sand, to achieve this level of perfection? But experts who examined this lingam with precision instruments point out to something extraordinary. The roundness or concentricity of the cylinder, the lack of taper, and the straightness of the cylinder, were so perfect, that they concluded it cannot be achieved with hand tools at all. Such precision can be achieved only with machines.

Now, let me ask you a question, can we make a perfect cylinder today, with simple tools? Forget that this lingam is made of black basalt, a very hard rock.  Imagine this is as soft as clay. Can we make a perfect cylinder using clay, simply by shaping it with hand tools? Engineers confirm that making a perfect cylinder is impossible unless we use a rotating mechanism, at least as primitive as a potter’s wheel. The only way, even to make a clay cylinder is to place it on a rotating wheel. So, we can be sure that this cylinder, was not made by chisels, but a rotating mechanism was definitely involved. Now, the natural question is, did ancient builders place this lingam on a potter’s wheel and rotate it manually, and make it into a perfect cylinder?

We are going to forget that this rock is very hard, and we are also going to forget that we would need a harder tool like steel or diamond to work on it. Let us simply assume that the ancient builders did have steel or diamond tipped tools. We are only going to focus, if we can recreate this cylinder today, by manually rotating it on a potter’s wheel.

Human beings cannot turn a wheel for more than a maximum speed of 150 rpm, if we place a rock of this size and make a wheel accordingly. But engineers confirm, that if such a slow speed was employed, the cylinder would be full of circular tool marks, and would look nothing like this lingam. To achieve this level of perfection, the cylinder would have to be rotated at a minimum speed of 2000 rpm, which is 13 times faster than what is humanly possible. So, it is impossible to create something like this without using advanced technology. This leaves us with only one question: what kind of machines did ancient builders use? Perhaps the mystery can solved by looking at this strange symbol, carved on the lingam itself.

-Praveen Mohan