Ancient Underground Structures at Hampi Revealed!

 

Hey guys, today we are going to look at the Underground Shiva Temple at Hampi. This is considered one of the oldest temples in Hampi and you can see that it is constructed under the ground level. If we go inside the temple, it just keeps getting deeper and deeper and the deepest part contains the main chamber which holds the lingam. This temple was completely buried under the ground for many centuries before it was discovered in 1980s and it was then excavated. There is a reason why this temple is not visited by most tourists, it has water inside almost throughout the year, and locals say there are snakes in the water – this is why no one comes. But let’s go inside and see what we can find in the main chamber. It is also pitch black inside, so I am using my headlamp. This is the main chamber and you can see right away that the original lingam is gone, and a new lingam has been placed. The newer cylindrical structure is merely placed on top of the ancient square base, this is not how ancient lingams look.  There are insects crawling on the floor near the lingam, but there is something much more interesting on the ceiling. On the ceiling, we can see a lot of bats hanging upside down. This is a very common sight with many of these ancient temples in India. But this video is not about bats, and we can see a very interesting geometric pattern carved exactly above where the ancient lingam would have once stood. Two concentric circles placed inside a rhombus, which is placed inside a square- Which in turn is again, placed inside a rhombus. These dark stain marks are because of the bats. What must have once been a spectacular temple is now completely in ruins.

Now of course the question is, WHY? Why did ancient builders create this structure under the ground level? Imagine this for a minute, if historians are right, building such a temple would be a monstrous task in ancient times. They would have to dig for a great depth and put these humongous granite base and pillars which would have taken years, and during these years of construction, they would have realized that there would always be water. This is summer time, so there is just a foot of water, but in rainy seasons, you would have a lot more of stagnant water. So in spite of all this, why did they create such a structure underground?

Local historians tell a very interesting story, even some archeologists accept this theory: This temple was created for secret rituals, reserved only for the members of the royal family. The temple is just one end of the underground structure. So where is the other end? The other end is actually situated about half a mile from the Underground Shiva temple, this place is called the “Secret Council Chamber” and here you can see the entrance to this structure, which is again, located underground. This is a very strange underground area made of solid black slabs of stone, you can walk inside and even today, it could serve as an underground bunker. There are several passages, and archeologists have removed the top part of this structure, at a few places. Many intriguing statues of ancient gods have also been unearthed. This is the beauty of India, they had these massive secret underground facilities all over ancient sites.

It seems just like regular ground, all these people are walking, but there are huge underground structures built right below their feet, waiting to be excavated. So, if you were a royal member in ancient times, you could just walk from the underground Shiva temple to here or the other way round, without anyone noticing you.

What we are missing is the actual tunnel which connects the secret council chamber and the Underground Shiva Temple. I hope to find the actual tunnel some day, but until then, this remains just an unconfirmed theory.

– Praveen Mohan

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Vishnu’s Vimana – Ancient Aircraft Model Found in Hampi?

 

Hey guys, let’s take a look at this megalithic structure called Vishnu’s Vimana. This is located on top of a hill in Hampi and at first sight it looks strangely similar to a modern day helicopter. This is exactly how the locals named it a thousand years ago, it is called Vishnu’s Vimana which means the aircraft of Lord Vishnu. You can see that it is massive, standing nearly 12 feet tall and about 14 feet wide, but is not made of one single rock. The huge centerpiece has been balanced using several smaller rocks underneath. There are two rocks placed on top of the center piece as well, and here is the weird part: if you remove any one rock from this structure, the entire structure will crumble down, because its center of gravity will change.

Now the question is, is this a natural formation or was it created during ancient times? While locals argue that ancient builders created it as a model of a vimana or an aircraft, geologists say that this is a natural formation. But there are several clues which prove that this is not a natural formation. On the bottom, we can see the carving of a circle, with radiating lines all around the circumference, like the blades of a fan. This is clearly a carving, and not a natural occurrence. And there are drag marks nearby, indicating that these rocks were dragged uphill and put together. These drag marks are never seen near natural formations. But there is yet another massive clue which clearly proves that this structure is not a natural formation. Just a few hundred feet away, there is another megalithic structure which also looks like a helicopter. Is it possible that nature made 2 aircraft like structures next to each other on top of the same hill? That would be impossible! So, we know that these structures are not natural formations, and were in fact created by ancient builders.

But how could such a structure be built without advanced technology? This is all made of granite and weighs about 100 tons. How was the massive rock in the center lifted and placed on smaller rocks at the bottom to achieve a perfect balance? Today, we use sophisticated technology like cranes, but how was this achieved thousands of years ago?

And the most important question is WHY? Why did ancient builders decide to drag huge rocks weighing many tons to the top of this hill? Why were they balanced on slopes of a hilltop to look like an aircraft, ready for takeoff? Remember I showed you Krishna’s butter ball, which is balanced on an extremely slippery slope in the ancient site of Mahabalipuram. Why are all these impossible stone structures named after Gods, and why do we always see ancient temples around them? The Vishnu’s Vimana is also located right next to a temple.  On top of the temple is an uneven rock, and an aerodynamic tower has then been placed on it. Here is yet another tower built on a boulder, the only difference is that it is painted  white. These temple towers emerging out of these boulders are also called Vimanas.

One thing is clear, there is some kind of advanced information hidden in all these megalithic structures, but we don’t know how to decode them. Please let me know what you think about these structures in the comments section.

– Praveen Mohan

Shravanabelagola, World’s Largest Monolithic Statue – Evidence of Ancient Machining Technology

Hey guys, today we are gonna explore the mystery of the largest monolithic statue in the world. This ancient structure, called Gommateshwara was built more than a thousand years ago and is made of one solid rock. How was it created at a time when historians claim there was no advanced technology? Is it possible to move such a huge structure to the top of a hill, with just primitive tools and techniques? This statue stands about 57 feet tall, nearly 40 feet wide at the base and weighs more than one thousand tons. This is a whopping 2 million pounds of solid rock. So, the question is: How was it transported to the top of this hill which is more than 400 feet from the ground? Experts are not able to answer this question, but some have speculated that the stone was available on the hill itself. Even better, if this rock was already in place, then sculptors would have to simply carve the statue, since there is no transportation involved.

Is it possible that this rock was naturally in place, before this statue was carved? No, experts confirm that this statue is made of white granite, a material that is completely different from the rest of the rocks on the hill. In fact, there is no white granite anywhere on the hill or even in the surrounding area. You can see the sharp contrast in color between the statue and the rest of the rocks which make up the temple. So, the only possibility is that this statue or an entire slab was transported from ground level to the top of the hill. Let us assume that they moved the statue, and not an unfinished slab, because the unfinished rock would weigh nearly twice as much as the carved statue. Some historians have argued that elephants were used to move this statue to the top. Now, an elephant can lift a maximum weight of 660 pounds. This would require a total of 3000 elephants to move the statue, but how do you even put 3000 elephants in a row, and tether them to a 57 feet long object? Since this is not possible, how else was the statue moved to the top? Perhaps we can find some clue by examining the statue closer. The statue is famous for something very interesting, it has no human errors at all. If you draw a line in the middle, it is perfectly symmetric, throughout the entire height of 57 feet. Is such a symmetry possible without the help of machines? Granted, India is the land of sculptures, and we can find millions of amazing carvings, more than any other country in the world. But this statue is quite different. Because of its enormous size, it has to show even the minute details.

For example, you can see this groove between his nose and lips. All human beings have this groove, however most sculptures do not show this feature. Even the statue of liberty does not have this feature. But it is carved on this 1000 year old statue. These features are not visible to the naked eye, they are only visible if you zoom in with your camera. And it shows something truly extraordinary … Watch the full video to learn more!