Oldest Carving of Bodhidharma discovered – Proves his Origin

Hey guys, I am at Mahabalipuram cave temples in India and here we can see the oldest depiction of Bodhidharma, carved at least 1300 years ago. Bodhidharma is a very mysterious figure and has statues all over China and Japan and is considered the founder of martial arts at the Shaolin temple. He is an iconic figure among Buddhist monks. All ancient Chinese texts agree that he came from a foreign country, but experts are not sure if he was from Iran or from India. This confusion exists because Bodhidharma came from a kingdom called the Pallava Kingdom. There are 2 kingdoms which existed under the same name, one in Iran and another in India. But this 1300 year old carving puts this confusion to rest, because it is the oldest carving of Bodhidharma that has ever been found and is found at the heart of the Pallava Kingdom in India which proves that he is in fact from India.

We can see that he is wearing a long head dress that extends to his legs and is shown with a beard and mustache, typical of Bodhidharma’s depiction in China and Japan. However, the most important feature is his extremely large eyes which are shown almost popping out. The reason for this is because Bodhidharma did not have any eyelids. This was his distinct feature. And we can see that Bodhidharma is shown holding a long stick, which was the only thing that he ever carried around.

If we look around in this temple, this figure is sharply in contrast with all other figures in this monument. All other saints are clean shaven and are shown with their palms together. However, Bodhidharma is shown with a beard and mustache. This is definitely not a carving of a layman, because he is shown standing on top of a temple tower, such a depiction is only given to people who are saints or kings.  And the beauty of this carving is that it shows Bodhidharma when he was young, because he left India in his early twenties.

So, who was this Bodhidharma, and why did he travel to China? A Chinese disciple of Bodhidharma, by the name of Tanlin, clearly describes his origin in a book written around 550 A.D. He has written that Bodhidharma was a South Indian of the western region, and was the third son of a great Indian king. Also, the author Tsutomu Kambe mentions that Bodhidharma came from a city called (香至) Kang-zhi, which is actually pronounced as Kanchi in India. The city of Kanchi was the capital of Pallava Kingdom, which is located less than 50 miles from this carving. Bodhidharma’s real name was Jayavarman, a prince of the Pallava dynasty, who renounced his luxuries to become a monk. He then traveled to China where he taught various specialties including meditation, martial arts and medicine. I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching. Don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon. Bye.


1300 Year Old Indian Structures – Evidence of Ancient Machining Technology?

Hey guys, I am at the Shore temple in Mahabalipuram and  this is the world’s oldest lingam, built more than 1300 years ago. We can see right away that something is very unusual about this lingam. It looks like it has been created with machines. This is because this structure is made of 16 equal sides. Now, on the top, you can see that it has been badly damaged, this is because Kings of other faith have tried to destroy this lingam a few hundred years ago. Today, it stands about 5 feet tall, but the original structure stood nearly 12 feet tall. Is this structure made with ancient machining technology or primitive tools like chisels and hammers?

The baffling feature of this structure is that it is made of 16 equal sides, this type of structure is called a hexadecagon. It is impossible to make a perfect monolithic hexadecagon of this magnitude with primitive tools. How could anyone have made this structure 1300 years ago? Today we can make different polygons using computer controlled machines, but cutting a 12 foot rock with 16 equal sides would be not be easy, even with machines.

The biggest problem with creating a perfect hexadecagon is not the length or width of the facets. These can be measured with simple tools, but the problem lies in creating the perfect angle between the sides. To make a structure with just 8 sides, we would have to calculate the exact angle between each side which would be 135 degrees. Now, this lingam has twice the number of sides which means that the angle between each side should be 157.5 degrees – Now there is a decimal point in degrees!

Is this lingam really perfect or does it merely look perfect? If this entire structure was made with chisels and hammers, there would be some human error. So, I decided to calculate the angle between the facets. If this is a perfect hexadecagon, the angles between all the sides, should be exactly 157.5 degrees. Here you can see my measurement with an angle finder. You can see that there is no error, and it shows the perfect angle of 157.5 degrees. I’ve measured all sides, and it is perfect. This “modern instrument” that I use today, doesn’t show me decimal places, but you can see that this black line is always halfway between these 2 lines. So, you can imagine what kind of advanced instruments were used 1300 years ago, by ancient builders.  I have also measured the width of all sides and they are all perfect, down to the millimeter. This means there is absolutely no human error in this structure, which proves that this structure was made with advanced machinery.

But there is another structure which is more baffling than this 16 faceted lingam. There is a 16 faceted structure, called Kalasam sitting on top of the temple tower. Making a regular hexadecagon requires straight machining. But what we see on the very top of this temple tower needs much more complex machining because of the varying shapes and grooves. It looks like a metal structure but it is actually made of stone. This Kalasam looks tiny from here, but is in fact 6 feet tall. It just looks tiny because of the height of the tower which is 60 feet. And if you zoom in, you can see the 16 facets and the varying shapes, created to perfection. Such complex design with 16 facets would be impossible without the help of advanced machines and tools. What kind of technology was used back then and why do we have no mention of this lost technology in history books?

Now, the really fascinating feature is that, while the entire structure is made of granite which is locally available, the lingam and the Kalasam are not made of granite. They are made of a type of rock called black basalt which is not available anywhere within an 800 mile radius. Why did they take such pains to transport black basalt from a far away land and use it on specific structures? If you look carefully, we can see why. You can see that the sculptures made of granite, show lots of corrosion, because of the salty sea breeze. However, there is no sign of corrosion on the Kalasam or the lingam because black basalt does not corrode. This is why, the most critical pieces of the temple were made with black basalt.  The ancient builders not only used advanced machines, but also understood the chemical properties of various rocks.

But we are only scratching the surface of this lost technology. Why is the oldest lingam in the world, also the most complex, yet the most perfect lingam? Why is the sanctum facing perfectly to the east, so that the very first sunrays will fall on this lingam? Is it a mere coincidence that the Kalasam was built exactly to 6 feet, lingam to 12 feet and the tower to 60 feet? Why was this kind of accurate measurements necessary? Why did these 2 structures need to have exactly 16 equal sides? What is the importance of creating them?

So, what do you think? Were these structures made with machines? How else could the ancient builders create a 16 faceted structure with no errors in angles, 1300 years ago? What was the purpose of placing these perfect structures in temples? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section


Indian Carving shows telescope was used 500 years before modern invention! Ancient Aliens in India?

I am at the Hoysaleswara temple in India, and here you can see a spectacular carving that debunks history. You can clearly see that this man is holding a telescope. And without a doubt this is a telescope, it is cylindrical with a smaller end near the eyepiece and gradually becomes larger on the other side. The carving also shows he has one eye closed and the other eye is open, typically how anyone looks through a telescope. And you can also see that the telescope is pointing up. This is shocking because all experts agree that this temple was created around 1120 A.D which is about 900 years ago. However, history books tell us that the telescope was invented much later – in 1608 by a man called Hans Lippershey, just 400 years ago. So, how could a telescope be carved in a 900 year old temple, 500 years before the invention of telescope?

This is a very good piece of evidence which proves that the ancient civilization of India used advanced technology. Every telescope needs at least 2 lenses. If they used telescopes, they would also have to manufacture lenses, hence glass manufacturing , grinding technology and relevant tools must have also been used. And If they knew how to manufacture telescopes 900 years ago, they would have definitely used other machines as well.

But this carving not only proves that telescopes were used 900 years ago, but shows that the telescope was used much earlier in time, thousands of years before this temple was even built.  If you take a step back and look at the entire carving, it is not showing what happened between human beings 900 years ago, but it is depicting a war scene that happened much earlier in time between 2 types of gods. On the left side, you can see the gods called Devas, and on the right side you can see the gods called Asuras. We can see that these gods are portrayed with completely different facial features, helmets and weapons.

Ancient Indian texts clearly mention that these Gods came down from the sky, thousands of years ago, and were equipped with advanced technology. These 2 races of Gods are not only described in ancient Hindu texts, but also described in another ancient religion called Zoroastrianism which originated in ancient Iran, thousands of miles away from India. In Zoroastrian texts the same gods are depicted with minor variations. The Devas are referred to as Daevas in both these religions, and Asuras are referred to as Ahuras in Zoroastrianism. If these religious texts are merely imaginary stories, how could these two ancient religions separated by thousands of miles, accurately portray these 2 races of gods? Is it possible that these gods were extraterrestrial beings who came down from the sky? The ancient Indian texts clearly mention that these gods came from other planets, for example, the Devas came from a planet called Devalokha.

Today, we are able to land in Mars using a spacecraft  and our astronauts can easily use a telescope on mars to observe other planets or even survey the land. Did primitive human beings also witness these gods who came from other planets using Vimanas or spacecrafts and used telescopes? How else can we explain this carving that shows a telescope 500 years before the modern invention? Is this why ancient Indian monuments show accurate portrayals of advanced machines? The brilliant monuments at Mahabalipuram, built 1300 years ago, shows an accurate model of a stage rocket. The ancient Kailasa temple in Ellora Caves shows a type of Vimana similar to our modern day jetpack. Why do we see this uncanny resemblance of our modern day devices to ancient carvings which were carved thousands of years ago? Is it possible that what we read today as mere religious books are really historical records of beings who came other planets?

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Dinosaur Carved in Hampi Vittala Temple – Were ancient Indian structures built millions of years ago?

Hey guys, this is the Vittala Temple at Hampi and I discovered a carving of a dinosaur in a remote part of the temple. As you can see, it clearly looks like a dinosaur: It has a long pointed face, and has short and stout legs. Now, before we go any further, let’s take a step back and look at it objectively if this carving could be some other animal, like a camel. We can also find carvings of camels in the same area, which makes it very easy to compare them side by side.
On the left, you can see a man on a camel. Without a doubt this is a camel, has a rounded snout, has protruding earlobes and large eyes. However, the carving on the right shows a pointed snout, no earlobes, and the eye is carved so small, its almost gone due to corrosion. The neck of the camel is remarkably thin, but you can see that the neck of the animal on the right is very thick, a typical feature we see in many different species of dinosaurs, like Camarasaurus for example. Here, you can also see the pointed snout, lack of earlobes and the small eyes, remarkably similar to the carving I found. The neck in this carving clearly goes all the way down to the legs, another typical feature of a dinosaur, as opposed to the camel’s neck, which ends above the legs, proving that the carving on the right is in fact, a dinosaur. I am not gonna bore you with other details like how the dinosaur’s legs are short and thick, while the camel’s legs are long and slender, etc.
Okay, so a dinosaur is carved in the Temple of Hampi, so what? The problem is, scientists say that Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago. And historians say the Hampi temple was built just 600 years ago. How could a temple built in the last 600 years show an accurate carving of a dinosaur, which became extinct 65 million years ago? Is it possible that Dinosaurs existed 600 years ago, so the sculptors could carve what they were looking at? No, it is not possible, because people would have recorded these creatures on history books, and we would find these dinosaur bones easily, almost at ground level. What experts find are fossilized bones of dinosaurs, confirming that dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago. Since it is impossible that dinosaurs existed 600 years ago, is it possible that this temple was built millions of years ago?

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Is Konark Sun Temple a Hindu Temple? No!


Hey guys, in this video, we are gonna look at why the Konark Sun Temple was really built and by the end of this video, you can decide if it is a Hindu temple at all.

Imagine that you are child who is only 5 years old and your parents have taken you to the Konark Sun Temple. This is what you would see in this temple. At the lowest level of the temple, you will see what children are naturally interested in: Animals. There are exquisite carvings of various animals and their behaviors. For example, you see how baby elephants hang around their mothers. How monkeys behave. Some are even funny, like today’s cartoon network. Here you can see how human beings use tamed elephants to capture a wild elephant. This is a cage, and you can see how the sculptor had brilliantly carved the elephant inside the cage. This was ancient India’s animal planet. But this temple doesn’t stop there, I am gonna show you how Konark temple was built as an encyclopedia, as a University which teaches various subjects for all age groups. I have realized that you can divide this temple into many different subjects according to its height.

The first 2 feet are carved for small children below 5 years, and when you reach the ages between 6 to 10, you are going to see things like dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. The temple holds an enormous amount of carvings about music and dancing. This is odyssey, the traditional dance of the region. There are 128 postures of traditional Indian dance, carved in this temple. If you are tough kid, you can also see martial arts like boxing and wrestling. Of course, life would be no fun without games. So you can learn games like the tug of war as well.

The third level, fit for ages between 11 and 15 has enormous scientific information, specifically astronomy. This wheel is a sundial that can tell the accurate time, precisely down to a minute! The temple, dedicated to the Sun God Surya is a giant symbolic representation of how the Sun works. The temple is shaped as a chariot with 24 wheels representing 24 hours of the day, featuring 3 sun gods – the morning sun with a happy face, the somber noon sun and the evening sun with a sad face. But all experts and commoners have missed something very important. What are these weird animals carved on either side of the chariot? They are horses in an extremely disintegrated state, they were disfigured by foreign invaders. There are a total of 7 horses which pull the chariot of the sun.

Now, Why is the chariot being pulled by 7 horses? Some say, just like the 24 wheels represent 24 hours of the day, the 7 horses represent 7 days of the week. But this is not true. Astronomers agree that the 7 days of the week are not connected to the Sun at all, and some civilizations even had 8 day weeks, because it is not relevant to the movement of the sun and the earth. So, why is the chariot of the Sun god being pulled by 7 horses?

If you talk to the elderly people in this area, they reveal some intriguing information. They say that each of the 7 horses was painted with a different color of the rainbow. So, this horse was probably painted with violet, this one with indigo, and so on. Now, we know that Isaac Newton discovered that sun light is not white, but made of 7 different colors. This was a startling discovery back then, and even now it is hard to accept that sunlight is actually made of 7 different colors. Newton discovered this in 1600s, but this temple was built nearly 400 years before Newton, so how did the ancient builders know that the Sun light was actually made of different colors? More importantly, why aren’t historians recording this in their books? Anyway, now you know why the Sun God’s chariot is being pulled by 7 different horses.

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Help! Who is this ferocious Indian Gods?


Hey guys, I am in the Darasuram temple in India which is at least 850 years old, and we are going to look at a rare carving of an Indian God. As you can see, this god is half lion and half human, but before you try to figure out who he is, let’s see what he is doing. He is trying to destroy another smaller figure who is also half lion and half human.  Who is this god? And why is he trying to destroy another god who looks similar to him? As far as I know, this is the oldest carving of this God, and I have never seen him in North India at all. They have covered his mid section with a cloth, so we can’t see his whole body, but if you observe carefully, you can see something here. It looks like a tip of a wing. Did this God have wings and was he capable of flying? This God does have a few dedicated temples in South India. Here, we can see the whole body and you do see the wings and he is doing exactly the same thing, which is trying to destroy another god who looks just like him. But this carving shows a lot more details than just the wings. There is this amazing long tail, but did you notice the legs? He is shown with four legs in the front, but only 2 legs in the back. This looks unrealistic but if you look carefully, you can find 2 more legs on his back. I have never seen anything like this before. If you know the story behind this God, please leave a comment and give a detailed explanation of what happened. Why are these gods fighting, and who won? I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon.

8 Legs & 800 Years Old – Incredible Indian Sculpture


Hey guys, I am at the Darasuram Temple in India and let’s take a look at this sculpture of a woman with 8 legs. This is a flexible acrobat with one head, two hands and four bodies. Now if I cover the rest of the legs except the top two legs, she is balancing her body weight on the floor with 2 hands. And both her legs are above the head. This is the first position. Now if I cover the other parts, except these 2 legs, this is a different position. Now, both these legs are also up in the air, but while her head is facing us, the body is twisted to the side.  If you cover the parts except the 2 legs on this side, you can see the other position. Now, look carefully and you’ll see 2 outstretched legs on the floor. If you cover everything else, you can see the woman doing a split. Notice the cute, naughty smile on her face, showing how proud she must have been of her body. This is not all, because you can see many other positions, if you cover legs in various combinations. For example, like this. Or like this. In modern day talent shows, you can see people performing these types of flexible acrobatics and getting enormous attention. This sculpture is at least 850 years old which proves that these types of performances existed in India a long time ago. If you look at the background, you can see women dancing on one side and a man on the other. This was probably some kind of a stage performance where the woman is showing her acrobatic skills. The sculptor has masterfully carved all these positions to match just one face.

There are other sculptures in this temple with much more complexity. Here, a woman is sitting on top of the acrobat, apparently juggling and creating more complex positions. On my website phenomenalplace.com, I’ve posted more sculptures of these flexible acrobats. It is a shame that corrosion has taken over and you can’t see the details on many of these valuable sculptures.

Here is my question to you: Isn’t is obvious that she does not actually have 8 legs and the sculptor carved them to show different positions? I ask this, because, this answers the question to why Indian Gods have so many hands. Take a look at any Indian God and you’ll see more than 2 hands. The sculptors in ancient times must have tried to show different positions and they carved multiple arms to show all the weapons and things they used. This is the only way to give a lot of information in a sculpture which cannot show moving images as opposed to a modern day video.

However as time went on, this logical way of thinking somehow disappeared. Nowadays, they use it to show power and create shock appeal. The more number of hands, the better it gets.  And I have seen sculptures where you can’t even count the number of arms. And these arms are just arms, most of them are empty. This is Avalokitesvara by the way, a very popular god in many Asian countries. So, if you’ve ever wondered why Indian Gods have so many hands, I hope this sculpture answered the question.