India’s Oldest Spiritual Center in Ruins – Mamandur Caves

Hey guys, today we are going to see some of the oldest cave temples in South India, these are called Mamandur caves, and they are in the middle of nowhere. Archeologists estimate they were built around 600 A.D, which means they are at least 1,400 years old.   These are the very first artificial caves built by ancient builders in this region and the beauty of these structures is that nothing was added in the construction process. Normally,  construction means adding materials to build a structure, but here, the construction was a process of removing materials to create these structures. Archeologists refer to them as temples, as a place of worship, but these were in fact built as a place for meditation. Spiritual leaders have mentioned that these are the oldest “energy sites” in all of South India.

There are a total of 4 caves, and they are in terrible condition. What you see on the ground is piles of bat droppings, the poop accumulated here is so bad that breathing this in will make you sick as a dog and can cause diseases like  histoplasmosis, which can kill you. So, if you ever plan on visiting this place, don’t be like me and take necessary precautions.

According to archeologists these are incomplete caves, but there are a total of 4 caves and all of them are said to be unfinished. I mean think about this, people could have started building one cave temple and could have left it unfinished. But instead, archeologists say they people began working on the first cave and left it unfinished, and then moved on to the next cave, which is right next to it. And while the second cave was half done, they again gave up the project and moved to the 3rd cave and so on. This is a ridiculous theory put forth by archeologists. The reality is this, what you are looking at are finished structures. Out of the 4 caves, the first one was built as a temple. This was an ancient Shiva temple with a lingam in the center. You can see paintings on the walls, which means that this is a finished structure. Painting process only begins after completion of a structure, not in unfinished stages and  is usually the last stage.

If you look at other caves,  they also have paintings which indicate they were also complete. The main reason archeologists claim these are unfinished caves is because there are no idols inside these chambers.  But these were created as a place for meditation, ancient texts describe monks meditating in small, isolated chambers, and these are the oldest examples in the region.  If you look at the doorway of these chambers, you can see slots both at the bottom and at the top. These are for doors, to lock yourself in, in complete isolation for long hours of meditation. This is why this ancient site was referred to as the spiritual center of South India.

In addition to isolated meditation, group  meditation and chanting was also taught in these caves. This is why some of them have no private chambers and look like a pillared hall.  And the series of slots on the floor reveal that a roofed structure existed once upon a time, there would have been stone slabs or wooden poles placed inside them to support a roof.   A small group of people would sit together and chant a specific Mantra. What kind of Mantra did they chant? The visual representation of that Mantra is this cymatic pattern. The same pattern is repeated on many of the pillars. Decoding this pattern will reveal what Mantra was chanted inside the caves.

So, you can see what was once a spiritual center of India is now a place for drinking, illegal activities and a massive home for bats. Please share this video to spread awareness and I hope someday the Government can clean up this mess. I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon. Bye.

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Thousand Pillar Temple – Impossible Ancient Technology Discovered?

 

Hey guys, today we are going to look at one of the strangest ancient sites in India – this is the Thousand Pillar Temple which is at least 750 years old. On first sight, it looks like a regular temple,  but there is something fundamentally different about this temple, because there are no visible joints at all between the stone blocks in the walls of this temple.

This is a large temple, but look carefully as I go from the ground to the top, do you see any joints? This makes people wonder if this entire temple is made of one solid rock, like the Kailasa Temple, but archeologists confirm that it is in fact made of many many blocks of stone. In 1300 A.D , an army of the Muslim King Allauddin Khalji tried to demolish this temple, and they took out many of the stone blocks from the ground and the ceiling, because it was easier to dismantle them, but they could not dismantle the blocks on the walls. If you look at the floor, these are newer stone slabs placed by the Archeology department, and you can see how these blocks are loosely connected. If you compare the modern day stone masonry with the ancient technique, modern technology appears quite primitive, because you can clearly see the joints. The archeology department has been trying to restore the temple from the destruction and graffiti by Allauddin Khalji’s army.

Now, why is this temple called ‘The thousand pillar temple’? Most visitors wonder why this is known as the thousand pillar temple because it doesn’t have a thousand pillars. It is called so because it is made of one thousand blocks of stone, this is the actual reason why this name is used. But even in most sophisticated temples like the Lepakshi temple, we can see clear evidence of joints between the blocks, but in this temple, the joints are not visible. What is fascinating is that there was no cement, mortar, or glue used to join these blocks. How did ancient builders achieve such an extraordinary level of jointing, many centuries ago? What kind of technology existed and  how was such a temple built?

The underlying technology is this: Ancient builders created a complex interlocking system with at least a dozen different cuts in each stone block. These complex cuts maximize the amount of surface area shared by the connecting blocks, and will create an extremely tight fit. This is hard enough to do between 2 stone blocks, but imagine using several stone blocks on all sides and how many cuts would have been needed to connect 4 or 5 blocks together.  I mean, this is just an extraordinary technology. This can be done on wood, but how did they manage to make these cuts on large stone blocks many centuries ago? Making these cuts is one thing, but the level of precision, to make these joints invisible can be achieved only with advanced machines.

We can clearly see that building a massive temple with no visible joints is impossible with primitive tools. Did ancient builders use cutting, drilling and polishing tools, just like today? If so, do we have any evidence of these tools in the temple itself?

How about these carvings which resemble modern drilling and polishing tools? In most temples, we usually see carvings of Gods, but in this temple, we can see these tool like carvings, with a conical, striated top with a long shaft, which is remarkably similar to modern day tool bits.

Just compare these carvings with today’s tool bits side by side. You have to admit there is an uncanny similarity. Is this a coincidence, or did ancient builders use tool bits just like us, to make these precise interlocking system?

The pillars in the temple confirm that drilling machines were in fact used. There are very tiny holes drilled on these pillars. My friend is struggling to send a thread through the small holes, but these holes are too small even for a thread. The priest is happy to help us, he picks up something thinner than a thread and inserts it successfully through these holes.

If you think these carvings are not drill bits, how do you explain such tiny holes carved on the pillars? How do you explain the construction of an entire temple with no visible joints? Were they created with advanced machines, or with simple tools like chisels and hammers?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

Sacred Secret of Warangal Gates (Kakatiya KalaThoranam)

Hey guys, today let us take a look at the so-called “Warangal Gates”. In my last video, we saw that these ancient structures are not entrances or gates, so let’s try to understand why these were built. Most experts haven’t really examined these structures, but we are going to look at them carefully. On the very top of this gate, there is a straight slot, almost a laser cut slot right in the middle, and you can see the Sun shining through it. Initially, I thought this was a sculptor’s mistake, but this slot has been created intentionally on all 4 gates and we do see them on East, West, North and South gates. But these are not identical. On top of these gates, you can see these Key hole like openings. The position of these slots are made on different keyholes on different gates.

Let’s start from the East Side gate, and here you can see that this slot is made on the 4th hole from the left. The position of the slot is at three and a half Keyholes or 3.5. Now, if you go to the exact opposite structure on the other end, the west side gate has a slot on the 3rd hole from the left, not the 4th hole as in the East gate. So, the position of the slot at the west gate is 2.5.Now, remember I am observing everything from the center of this site, and if you see the east and west gates side by sides, this is how they look, they are not identical. The position of the slots are different.

Of course, experts will argue that these are simple mistakes made by primitive sculptors and have no meaning at all. But I will show you why experts are wrong. Now, let’s go to the gate on the North Side, and again the straight slot is at the 4th keyhole or at 3.5. If you look at the opposite gate at the South side, the slot appears on the 3rd keyhole or 2.5. So you can see the pattern like this: The East and West are 3.5 and 2.5 and the North and South are again 3.5 and 2.5. What is the meaning of this complex pattern? This proves that there is something fundamentally wrong about our history books, we have not evolved from a primitive civilization into a much more advanced civilization over many centuries. Instead, the more we look at ancient sites, the more we realize that our generation does not have the capability to understand what they were doing.

But we are looking at these gates from the human point of view and we are observing these gates from the center of this site. If you pretend that you are a giant and these gates were small lego blocks, you would stand outside the site, and look at them from one direction. If you go outside this site and look at the East gate, you suddenly realize that the slot is at the 2.5 and not 3.5. Now, if we look at both east and west gates from the outside standing at any one point, these slots are actually identical. Again, if you go outside on the north side for example, and look at both North and South gates, the position of the slots will be the same. The entire confusion of these slots at the third or 4th keyhole occurs because we are looking at it from the human point of view, standing in the center of this massive site.

These gates are all designed to be exactly 33 feet tall, and are positioned at the exact cardinal directions.  Now, if I go outside the eastern gate and shine a laser beam parallel to the ground, through this slot, the beam would pass exactly through the slot on the western gate. Of course, there would be a particular day in the year, when the sun rises and a beam of light would pass through this slot on the east and exit through the slot on the western gate. We would have to have astronomers calculate this particular day and its importance.

If we place a long pole between these slots on the eastern gate and western gate, and place another pole between the north and south gates, these poles would meet at the center of this site and create 4 quadrants. And these poles would cast shadows on the ground which can tell time down to the accuracy of seconds, and could also be used as a calendar with various features. India does have many of these giant astronomical instruments in places like Jantar Mantar… for example,  these instruments are very large and are based on ancient Vedic texts. We could make an extremely advanced instrument on this site because there are so many different features carved on these structures and it is hard to understand what they stand for. For example,  you can see 7 buds for 7 days of the week, and there are 6 keyholes, 1/2 for each month of the year, and pay special attention to how some keyholes are partially closed and some are open, these details also differ between the gates. Now, keep in mind that there are northern and southern gates as well and imagine how they would have been used.

And these structures go beyond mere astronomical purposes. What’s really fascinating is that these gates have statues of birds sitting on their sides. These birds are made of a material different from the rest of the structures. They are made of green basalt, a special type of rock. All the gates have these birds,  but the north gate doesn’t have these birds, the spots are left empty. And what’s interesting is that green basalt has some very strong magnetic properties. Why were these magnetic birds not placed on the North gate alone? I am sure you can examine these aspects yourself.

The geometry and the numbers on this site also have some baffling, sacred aspect to them. Why was the number 33 chosen as the height of these structures? Researchers of ancient mysteries know that the number 33 is very important. There are 33 vertebrae in our spine. There are 33 Gods called  traya(s)triṃśat in the Vedic texts. In the western world, the number 33 has many strange connections including 33 years in the life of Jesus and the ancient freemason system uses a system of 33 degrees and so on.

Now the distance between the eastern and western gates is 433 feet, and the distance between the northern and southern gates is 480 feet. This seems like nothing, but the ratio of these distances gives 1:  1.108 which is again a sacred ratio in Hinduism. Of course, these are just some of the basics of sacred geometry found in this site, and there is a lot of advanced information embedded on these structures, but this video just gives you a basic idea about the so-called Warangal gates. I think it is time to stop mentioning them as gates and start thinking of them as ancient devices or instruments, what do you think? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

Ancient Gates of Warangal Fort – Built By Giants?

Also known as Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, these megalithic “gates” are considered the most mysterious structures in India. Watch the video to understand the mystery.