Strange History of Chakra / Chakram – Ancient Weapon of India

Hey guys, today we are going to look at this traditional Indian weapon called Chakra or Chakram. This is a medieval form of this weapon and there are several advanced versions, like this ancient Chakra, also known as Sudharshan Chakra which is supposed to be extremely sophisticated, – we will see this in a few minutes. Now, let us focus on this Chakra, I call it the Ring chakra and this is essentially a flat ring made of metal. This is a special kind of weapon because we usually use hand held weapons, but this is a throwing weapon, and that’s unique. While it is quite possible to use the chakra simply as a hand-held cutting weapon like a knife in close combat, the beauty of the Chakra is in throwing it – It was mostly used as a throwing weapon.

If you throw it, you can see the damage it can do to a human body. If this weapon was thrown at someone’s neck it would create a very deep wound, possibly a fatal injury. Even if you hit the enemy on his sides, the cut is deep. The Chakra is also different from other throwing weapons like a throwing axe, for example. A throwing axe can only hit and damage at one single point, but the Chakra keeps rotating even as it comes in contact with anything.. so, it will create a much deeper and larger cut as it rotates, within the body of the enemy. You can see such a cut here.

Typically, a Chakra like this is about 2 inches to a 6 inches in radius. It is designed with a sharp outer edge, and a blunt inner circumference, So you are safe to hold it from the inside and you can even twirl it with your fingers and just kind of snap release it on your enemy. Now, this is actually an original antique weapon so it is not that sharp, antique collectors like my friend Jayesh won’t sharpen it because it will lose its antiquity, but it can still do serious damage, after all these years.

So, what is the history behind this weapon? We do have solid historical records of this weapon from the year 1500 onwards. When Europeans came to India, they were astonished to see this weapon, being used by a group of people called Sikhs. Sikhs are known for their integrity and bravery, and they follow a specific religion known as Sikhism. Europeans noted that Sikh Warriors wore a long conical turban, and Chakras of different sizes were placed on them. A chakra was put on the index finger of the right hand, and made to spin several times and then hurled with great force at the enemy lines, and the razor edges created terrible wounds and incredible damage to the enemy.
While European accounts are quite vivid, they don’t have any pictures. But we do have pictures of these chakras from an Indian text called Akbar Nama, these are original pictures from this 16th century text. And you can see there are several flying rings, and you can see wounded people with deep cuts. Notice how these people are wearing these Chakras, and some of them are twirling these on their fingers. Each warrior would throw half a dozen of these chakras directly on the frontlines, and it will completely destroy the enemy lines. A barrage of Chakras flew against the enemies in the first few minutes of any battle.

Now, historians thought that this Ring chakra was invented by Sikhs just before 1500 A.D. However, in 2014, a stone pillar was excavated in South India which has confirmed that this Ring Chakra was used many centuries before the birth of Sikhism. Sikhism was only founded in 1469, but archeologists confirm that this pillar is much older, it belongs to 12th or 13th century A.D, and this weapon was used by Hindus, because the excavation site was a Hindu temple. And this is definitely the Chakra weapon because it also has other weapons carved around it.

So, was the Chakra invented around the 12th Century? No, the Chakra has a much deeper history. Ancient Indian texts older than 2000 years describe a much more technologically advanced weapon called the Sudharshan Chakra. This weapon is described as the weapon of Lord Vishnu, and it is said to spin for a very long time, it was capable of creating fire, and it can even return to the owner after striking the enemy. In fact, the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess uses a similar weapon inspired by ancient Hindu texts. Today, historians classify these texts as mere mythology and not historical documents. However, there is a thousand year old model of this weapon, this was made in the 11th Century.

This Chakra is said to be modeled after the original Chakra of the Gods. It is called a Prayoga Chakra or an experimental chakra, which is not a fully functional one, but an experimental model. In the center, it originally had a scientific diagram of the weapon, which is now eroded. The entire Chakra can spin, both at the front, and you can see that this circular knob at the back can also turn. This back wheel denotes the input, and the other side would be the output. Now, the symbolism is amazing, because there are 8 spokes in the wheel, each depicting half a quadrant, and on the 4 corners rubies are placed. In ancient Hinduism, Rubies denote solar energy, they stand for the deep red color from the rays of the sun. Now, let us look at the output side, and you can see uncut, unpolished diamonds on the 4 corners depicting fire or combustion as output energy. You can even see flame like decorations around it. This is really fascinating, because according to ancient texts, the Sudharshan Chakra was created using Stardust and operated using Solar energy. This Chakra is said to have 2 concentric circumferences which moved in opposite directions and could spin for a long time.

In the past, people thought of this as mere fiction, but today we are able to build devices like fidget spinners with very simple technology, and these also have multiple circumferences and can spin very fast, and can keep spinning for a very long time. Is it possible that such a technology existed in ancient times? Did an advanced civilization exist in ancient India, which was using sophisticated weapons and are we merely thinking of this as fiction or mythology?

But there is something even more strange, the Sudharshan Chakra was not only limited to India, some artifacts were found near Afghanistan, in the ancient Bactrian Kingdom and here you can see a 4th century seal where a Bactrian king is shown worshiping Lord Vishnu. And look at Lord Vishnu’s top right hand. This is the simple ring Chakra, but look at the bottom left hand. You can see the Sudharshan Chakra which is much larger. The weapon is almost half the size of a human being, compare it with the king and look at the giant stature of Lord Vishnu. And we can also find ancient coins minted outside India showing the same Chakra and archeologists confirm that yes, this is in fact the Sudharshan Chakra & Lord Vishnu.

But perhaps we need to go in the other direction, to South East Asia to find the truth about the Sudharshan Chakra. In Thailand, strange artifacts are found.. they look like modern day rotors with cutting blades and have a great aerodynamic design. I mean look at the similarity between this and modern day rotor blades. These are known as Chakram or Chakri in Thailand.

What is even more fascinating is that, today, Thailand is ruled by a royal dynasty called the Chakri Dynasty. Their royal emblem is a combination of the Chakra and the trident. Thai people believe that the original Sudharshan Chakra is still held by the Royal Family of Thailand who are considered as descendants of Gods. Is it possible that the original Sudharshan Chakra still exists? Or is it merely an imaginary weapon? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Praveen Mohan

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Secret Underground of Gudimallam Temple, India – Is Shiva an Alien?

Hey guys, today we are going into the oldest Hindu temple in the world called the Gudimallam temple. This is a small temple, but it has many secrets hidden inside. The most interesting, is the evidence of secret tunnels which lead you to a large underground area. This was shot inside the dark chambers in this temple, and you can see that this just looks like a regular stone, which makes up a wall. But the truth is, it can swing, like a door, and can open up. This particular opening is a small secret chamber, and it originally had a map of the 9 different passages in this temple which all lead underground. If you look at the temple walls, they all look quite normal, appear to have been made of solid rectangular blocks of granite and you think there is nothing strange on the other side of the stones. But there are 9 specific stones, out of these thousands of stones in the temple, which can swing open like doors. These doors are said to lead underground. For example, architecturally, there is no need for all these granite blocks to be set up on top of each other, this is totally unnecessary. Locals claim, that one of the blocks here can be opened up and will lead underground to a secret area.

Now, what really exists in this underground area? The answer lies in the name of this temple itself: It is called Gudimallam which literally means “Underground Temple” in ancient Indian language. (Gudi = Temple, Mallam ~ Pallam = Underground). At the ground level, in the center chamber, we can see the main idol of Shiva. This is considered the oldest Hindu idol in the world, and locals believe that the real, original lingam is hidden directly underneath this idol, in a large underground area.

Now, what is a lingam? A lingam is usually a cylindrical structure standing on a circular base, and worshipped by Hindus, but nobody knows what this symbol actually means. Some historians and experts are arguing that the cylinder and the round base are symbols of fertility, of a man and a woman. Some archeologists have even gone so far to point out that the top of this statue, the very first idol of Shiva, looks like a phallus, and all other lingams were modeled after this.

But I want to point out to something that happened recently, I want you to look at this rocket sent into space called “New Shepard” recently. Just look at the shape of the rocket, it looks remarkably similarly to a phallus, because it is aerodynamic in shape, and I want you to just imagine about what would happen if this rocket reaches and lands on another planet which has people who don’t have advanced technology. Out of this rocket, an astronaut would come out , who would be capable of many things those people would not be capable of. Wouldn’t they carve an idol exactly similar to the very first idol of Shiva we see in this temple? Is it possible that Shiva, was an extraterrestrial visitor who physically came from a different planet and reached earth?

The ancient Hindu text of Shivapurana clearly explains that Shiva comes from a planet called Shivalokha, it explains the planet’s position in the universe and describes that the planet is beautiful and shines with different objects. Was the lingam, really a rocket, or a kind of pod using which Shiva came to earth?

Perhaps the answer lies in these sculptures which specifically show the doors of the pod opening up, and Shiva coming out of the structure. Why do all temples dedicated to Shiva, show Shiva’ s arrival on earth, as coming out of this cylindrical pod? Take a minute, and think about it: Do you really still think that the cylinder, the lingam, is a phallic symbol? Or was it just a space pod which was designed aerodynamically, and out of which Shiva emerged, thousands of years ago? To cave men, this would appear like a giant symbol of fertility, and they might have even propagated and even worshiped it as a symbol of fertility, but when we become technologically advanced, we can clearly see what these sculptures and these scriptures really mean. So, the lingam was definitely a spacecraft and it may have even been a nuclear powered spacecraft, because it is often described as a powerful source of unlimited energy.

But there is something much more interesting about the idol itself, it is made of a stone which does not belong to our planet. This stone statue is more than 5 feet tall, and even though Wikipedia mentions that it is made of indigenous stone, it merely says it is a hard, dark brown rock. The priests and other locals confirm that geologists have tried to find out the type of stone and have failed because it does not match with any other stone in the planet. Some experts have even theorized that this stone is actually a meteorite which fell from space, but locals insist that this is a stone brought by Shiva himself from his planet, Shivalokha.

Archeologists and historians reluctantly agree that this is the oldest statue of Shiva, and the conservative estimate of this temple’s construction is about 3rd Century B.C, but locals maintain that this temple is more than 12,000 years old. And there is something really strange about this temple, it has a weird energy around it. Interestingly, Even though this is an extremely remote village and it does not get many visitors and you can see that this is one of the smallest temples I have shown you on my channel, and it does not have any remarkable sculptures or anything, but strangely enough it is visited by the most prominent Hindu saints, movie stars and politicians of India. In fact this is not a recent belief, the various inscriptions on stone tablets in this temple, prove that this is a continuing tradition, in the past..many ancient Hindu kings also visited this remote temple. Why? Because it said to have the original lingam, the actual space pod itself buried directly underneath the main chamber. And Hindus believe that this underground lingam emits divine energy, which radiates positive vibrations.

Is this a mere superstition, or does the temple really have an underground lingam? We have already seen how they had employed secret doors made of stones which can swing open. Locals confirm that this secret chamber originally housed a map which showed the location of 9 secret doors all of which lead underground. And The name of this temple itself is a dead giveaway, the name Gudimallam itself means an underground temple.
Locals in this area know the location of one of the doors. In this video shot by locals, 2 guys are talking about going into the underground chamber.. It is said that touching this weird figure which is illuminated by sunlight will open a passage directly underneath, in this low level area. Some even claim that the mechanism only works during daytime, as though it is activated by Solar energy. Devotees also worship a window with 9 openings, and it is said the sunlight will pass through the center hole on Equinox. There is even a small map carved on top of this window. Are all these features mere coincidences? Or

Does Gudimallam have a lingam, a pod like device in an underground chamber? Does this temple have 9 secret doors and Is it possible to find these doors and access them? Was Shiva an extraterrestrial God who came from a distant planet? Or was he merely created by human beings as a phallic symbol? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section,

Praveen Mohan

Scariest Ancient Weapon Ever? Man Catcher aka Sasumata

 

Hey guys, today we are going to look at this unique and weird ancient weapon. This is called the Man Catcher and the weapon originated in India in ancient times and we will get to that later. But you can immediately begin to see why this is called the Man-Catcher. Imagine this tree trunk is somebody’s neck. You would thrust this weapon on to a person’s neck and it would just slide in. But when the victim tries to pull free, he cannot get out of it. The man catcher is a unique weapon because its primary purpose is to catch or restrain an individual, and not to kill him. So, we can call this a tool, because it is not really a weapon, used for killing somebody. Technically, You use this tool and not fight with it.

The man catcher, the iron part is actually small, just about one foot long, but it will be typically mounted on a long pole and the design is very interesting. They have 2 flap like structures which are attached to 2 more tensile spring like curves. So when you force it on a man’s neck, the flaps will give way and you can move it forward and catch him. However, the flaps will not move out, so it acts like a one way valve. You need at least 2 people to release it, so there is no way for a man to escape this, by himself. And look at these spikes all around , it will make sure that the victim cannot try to run away and he can’t even move rapidly, because the spikes would hurt him.

This particular man catcher is actually about 200 years old and was used by British. This is an antique artifact and my friend Jayesh has an extraordinary collection of all types of antiques, and has a countless number of ancient weapons. It is said that these man-catchers were used in British India to control Violent criminals. Of course, there are much simpler models of this, some just have a u shaped structure on a pole.

So, why was the Man-Catcher invented? Isn’t easier to just use a knife or a sword against an enemy? The man-catcher was originally invented by Hindu saints of India who did not want to kill the attacker, but wanted to restrain them. Hindus believe that killing or hurting someone was a sin, even if that person was attacking you. But you also had to save your own life, and man-catcher is the perfect weapon for the job. So, the Hindu saints made it a custom to carry this tool and called it Dhandam or Dhanda. . This was the very first and the most simple man-catcher and was used at least 2000 years ago. If anyone came to attack them, the saints would restrain them using the man catcher.
It is said that about 1500 years ago, Bodhidharma, an Indian prince took this weapon to China and Japan, and used it to control lawless criminals. Bodhidharma is considered the founding father of Kung Fu and he introduced this weapon and called it Sasumata, which roughly means “Taken Alive” in Sanskrit language.

While Indians have completely forgotten about this ancient tool, the Japanese, Chinese and even Thai people are actively using the Man-Catcher today and they still call it Sasumata. They find it ideal for restraining an attacker without hurting him. Even if he has a knife, the man catcher has a long handle so you will have enough distance and it would be impossible for him to attack you. And even police officials are using this today and if you have a couple of people with these Sasumatas you can totally corner an attacker and completely subdue him.

Now we saw how the man catcher went from India to China and Japan 1500 years ago. Eventually, the Man-Catcher reached the Europeans, and they began using it in the medieval period. It became a very popular tool in Europe, and they were very creative in using this. For example, they used it to catch a person, a rich person and they would not release him, unless he paid them a ransom. In Europe, the man catcher was also called a “catchpole”.

Now the best use of this weapon was in defending a castle. When you are trying to breach a castle, you would eventually have your soldiers climb the walls of the castle using ladders. This was the classic move in castle warfare. Now, imagine you are the first person who has climbed on the ladder and when you are just over the castle wall, a person from inside the castle, uses the man-catcher on you. You will end up completely restrained. You may have an armor to protect you, and you may have a sword, but you can’t move away, you can’t attack the other person and you will be kicking and screaming on top of the ladder, and none of the other soldiers below you on the ladder can climb up. So man-catchers were very very effective in defending castles, all we need is a lot of soldiers with man catchers ready to use them on the attackers who come up using ladders. And the soldiers can catch these attackers using the Mancatcher and then just hold them in the same position and let them keep their feet on the ladder. So these man catchers will completely make these ladders useless.

Is this just my fancy theory? No, in fact, there is an excellent Castle in Austria called the Hochosterwitz castle. This was built more than a thousand years ago and is famous for its 14 gates and locals maintain that no enemy has gone beyond the 4th gate. Authorities confirm that they had a total of about 200 man catchers to defend the castle. Such a large number of man catchers proves that they were used to restrain enemies who tried to climb the walls using ladders.

Now, Even though the man catchers are fading away in real life, the really cool part is that today’s gamers have revived this weapon virtually. For example, It is used in the Warhammer game, by these rat people and the man catcher is used in very creative ways. Here you can see a person is caught using the Man catcher and this person is just raised up and it is sort of like, hanging him to death. The man catcher was also featured in one of the Assassin’s Creed movies. So it is becoming more and more popular in the United States.

In Russia, the man catcher was actually used as a bear catcher, to catch bears in real life. Until about a hundred years ago, Russian hunters took these for hunting, and used it to catch bears. Imagine catching a full size bear with nothing other than this weapon, that was considered as a great act of bravery in medieval Russia. So you can see how a simple, defensive tool created by Indian saints traveled all over the world and evolved into one of the most creative devices.

Praveen Mohan

Ancient Warangal Fort – A Mass Manufacturing Megalithic Factory?

Hey guys, today let us take a look at the famous Warangal Fort in India. This is one of the strangest ancient sites, at first look, we can see thousands and thousands of rocks, cut in various shapes, strewn all over this site. I mean you can literally find any geometric shape you want in this site – this is extraordinary stone work.

When you hear the name Warangal Fort, you expect to see a fort or fortifications or crude walls, but here you will find some of the most beautiful carvings, this was definitely not built as a fort. . A fort does not need such beautiful, artistic carvings and complex geometric shapes. Historians also agree that this site is not a fort, but they merely call this a fort, because it is surrounded by fortifications many miles away, but they have no idea what the actual purpose of this place was. Why do we have so many rocks piled up? And in these piles, we can also find some of the most exotic Hindu Gods lying in the dirt. These statues are priceless and are actually worth millions of dollars. In India, you can see they are just left lying around in dirt.

Because we find several idols like this, some have argued that this site was built as a temple, and it was later ruined. Was this site, once an ancient temple? and was it ruined by nature or humans? If you examine the site carefully, you can find something weird. There are at least a dozen different types of rocks. This is Red Stone, this is black basalt, and this is granite. This is bizarre, because if a temple was built with a combination of all these rocks, it will look ugly. All Hindu temples are usually built with the same type of rock, it would be impossible to use so many types of rocks for constructing a single temple.

And the entrances to this confirm that this was not a temple. The entire site is surrounded by 4 entrances which are just incredibly huge, they are each 33 feet tall. There are no walls surrounding it either, this is very unique, a temple does not need such tall entrances and Hindu temples always have an outer wall around them. If this was not a temple and this was not a fort, what was going on here? What was the actual purpose of this site?

No one has come up with a solid answer to this question, but after analyzing this place carefully, I can say this entire place was built as a manufacturing site, as a factory for mass manufacturing, megalithic stone objects. Now, what I am saying goes against all the theories of archeologists and historians. They believe that every ancient temple was built by local artisans and stone masons, who cut stone blocks and carved statues on site, within the temple premises. But Warangal Fort shows something extraordinary, it shows that the pillars, statues, and even blocks for walls were built at a completely different location, a mass manufacturing site. This was the purpose of this site.

Look at these rectangular blocks for example, there are hundreds of them. They have the most amazing geometrical patterns, and each one is different from the others. What are these rectangular blocks? If we visit the temples around this area, you will realize that these blocks are actually centerpieces of ceilings in Hindu temples. All Hindu temples, have these blocks fixed on top of the main deity. There is usually one such piece in each temple. And we find hundreds of these ceiling pieces in this site, this proves that these pieces were created here to be transported to hundreds of different temples. Look at all these blocks, do you see what they are? This is just scrap, left over from mass manufacturing, just like how we get scrap metal from a metal processing company.
And the location of this site confirms this, Warangal Fort is located at the dead center and hundreds of temples are built all around it. This information is stunning because it shows that whoever built this civilization had extraordinary intelligence, this kind of planning, logistics and implementation does not even exist today in India. Having a central manufacturing site at a perfect location to transport finished stone blocks to all the temples. This is fantastic.

But the question is WHY? What is the need to have a central manufacturing site for just temple parts? Why can’t they just cut stone blocks and carve statues on the temple site itself? Now, why do we mass manufacture anything? When we need a car, why don’t we build our own car and let the car company manufacture it? Because, mass manufacturers use advanced machining technology, which you and I don’t have. This is why mass manufacturers exist. Is it possible that Warangal Fort was also using advanced machining technology? Is this why they were able to create thousands of these temple parts? I mean look at this lingam. Is it possible to create it with chisels, hammers and just primitive tools? Take a look at these ceiling parts. They look incredible, but if you pick any one of them, and try to explain it in words, you understand the how complex these blocks are. For example, this one has a protruding bud in the center, Note that it also has 8 small petals ready to come out on top of it. The bud is sitting on another small circle and is surrounded by 3 perfect circles which are concentric, and they all have many petals carved on them. All these circles are placed in a perfect square which fits inside a perfect rhombus, flanked by 4 small squares, and everything is fit inside this bigger square. And this is all done in 3 dimension, this is not on painted on paper. There are so many protrusions and depressions. If you look at these flower like patterns, I mean they look amazing from the top, but when you look at them from the side, they actually look like petals coming out in 3D. And if you touch these petals, it can literally cut your fingers, that’s how sharp the finish is. It is impossible to do this with primitive tools. We have clear evidence of drilling technology on this site, they must have had drilling tools to accomplish this level of drilling. And how do we explain these minute holes found in these carvings?

Look at this polygonal lingam which is in ruins. Observe the sides and the finish on the surface. And look at the bottom, Was it really made with primitive tools? Take a look at this pillar, you can literally use this flat surface as a mirror, if you pour water on top of this surface. If I give you a chisel and hammer today, can you achieve this level of polishing?

And look at this Latticework, these are called Jali in India. We have people who insist that these were created using geopolymer technology, even though we believe that this technology was invented only in the last century.
Whether these are geopolymers or rocks, one thing is certain: ancient builders were definitely using advanced machining technology, and Warangal Fort was the mass manufacturing factory. They were mass manufacturing these pieces and then transporting them to various locations of the temples, and whoever designed this entire set up must have had very high intelligence.

I keep saying whoever, because archeologists and historians establish something very clearly. There are no inscriptions on this site, and the origin of Warangal Fort is shrouded in mystery. Some people think it was built by a dynasty called Kakatiyas, but we have solid evidence that this structure predates these rulers by centuries, may be even by thousands of years. Nobody really knows who set up this ancient manufacturing site, and how long it operated. Did we once have an ancient civilization with advanced technology which was eventually wiped out? The people who came here after many centuries, merely inherited these stones, and they must have had very limited knowledge because they actually tried to put these pieces together, and build structures. Here you can see how they have pieced the ceiling blocks to make a wall. This was not a good idea and obviously you can see why their attempt failed. Not to mention the Islamic Invader Alauddin Khalji who invaded this place. His army tried to deface each and every stone block which had human or animal figures, but I think he simply could not finish the destruction. This is an elephant, but now it looks almost like a pig. And experts confirm that the invaders also took many of the rectangular stone blocks from here and built this structure called Kush Mahal, which is just half a mile away.

The human beings in the 12th century had very limited intelligence, they were pretty much like us: They had wars, looted and damaged everything, and they just thought that these were pieces of a temple that needed to be put together. The ancient civilization was definitely far more advanced, we can literally see this by looking at their machining technology. These circular parts cannot be created without lathe machines. Look at the perfect circle, but then look at it in 3 dimension, look at the turning and the steps of this structure, this cannot be created without a lathe machine. In a previous video, I showed you an ancient lathe set up, lying in the dirt in Hampi. And look at this square slot in the center, and look at the identical slot in Warangal fort.
All these parts are were created in lathe machines, and then assembled with these pillars in various temples. All these pillars which are fully assembled were put together by the archeology department.

There are also solid, monolithic pillars, exquisitely carved, lying on the ground. They have beautiful designs and deities carved on them. And we can also see independent statues of animals like this lion for example, this is my personal favorite statue here. It looks like it was molded, just like how we melt and cast plastic. Now, remember we saw so many varieties of rocks. These rocks like granite and black basalt are very hard rocks and basically, you would need a harder material to cut them. Today we use diamond tipped tools. Were ancient builders using diamond tipped tools, I mean how did they make such precision cuts? The hardness of the rock is so important, it would be impossible to cut such hard rocks with simple tools.

I think all this is definitive proof of lost ancient technology and high tech machining, and confirms that Warangal Fort was built as a mass-manufacturing factory. What do you think? Was Warangal Fort built as a mass manufacturing site for megalithic stones? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Praveen Mohan