World’s Tallest Buddhist Stupa – 1700 Year Old Jetavanaramaya, Sri Lanka

Hey guys, today we are going to see a very mysterious and ancient Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka, this was built around 300 A.D, so it was built 1700 years ago. This temple is known as Jetavanaramaya jetavanaramaya, and you can see how it is built in the shape of a bell. I have shown you many Hindu temples which are usually in the shape of pyramids, but Buddhist Temples like these are called Stupas.

This stupa was the world’s tallest stupa at the time of its construction and it was also the third largest structure in the whole world. Today, the height of this stupa is around 200 feet, but originally it was twice as tall, it was 400 feet tall, when it was constructed.  As I enter the site, I notice  something strange. The floor is made of bricks. Normally ancient sites I show you, the floor is made of rocks like granite, but this floor is laid with bricks. Imagine the number of bricks needed to fill the floor. Now, forget the floor, look at this stupa. The entire stupa is almost completely made of bricks. Guess how many bricks were needed to build this stupa? Archeologists estimate that 93 million baked bricks were used, imagine the sheer volume of that and experts are baffled at this fact. How could ancient builders mass manufacture so many bricks 1700 years ago? Even after all these years, this is still the largest stupa with a base-area of 2.5 million square feet. It is also the largest brick building ever built. It is hard to show sizes on camera, so compare my size, and the size of the stupa. Yeah I am that small. I mean, yeah the stupa is that big.  But it was originally twice as tall as this size, think about that. Sri Lanka is known for its brilliant Buddhist structures.

While walking around the Stupa, I see a strange opening, a doorway kind of opening. I cannot access it because it is forbidden to climb to that level. What is inside this? Can I go in? Why is it locked? I need to go in and see what is inside.

Then I also see a shrine attached to the stupa. What is inside this shrine? Inside, there is a gigantic Buddha in reclining position, he looks mesmerizing. On top of his head, we can see that strange device, what is that. Everywhere in Sri Lanka, we see Buddha with that weird gadget fixed on his head.

He is the same Buddha we saw in another Buddhist site, he has a weird device on his head. But I look around, and I find some fascinating statues, there is something strange about them. They are all shown in a Namaste pose, paying their respect to Buddha. The entire shrine is very colorful, it is full of various colors.

I am very surprised at this hand. Is he wearing a wrist watch? Sure this statue is relatively new, but it must be a replica of an ancient statue which once stood here. I walk over to another statue and again, I see the same depiction. This bearded deity is also wearing a wrist watch.  Did Ancient Gods use wrist watches? Believe it or not many ancient carvings show wrist watches around the world. For example Sumerians Gods are shown wearing wrist watches. Especially Anunnaki Alien Gods. Or maybe it is just a bracelet, but it looks very advanced, there are a series of multicolored circles inside, suggesting it could be an advanced device. Will this wristwatch somehow communicate with the device on top of Buddha’s head? Is there some advanced technology involved? I don’t know.

On the ceilings you can see these strange circular paintings. These remind me of cymatic patterns, this is how sounds will be seen visually. But on the walls there are even stranger paintings. Look at this lovely painting. Here you can see an elephant, but there is something special about this. The elephant is made of several women. Exactly 9, this is called NavanaariKunjara in Sanskrit. Carvings like this exist in ancient Indian temples.

But here, this is even more strange, 5 women come together and form a strange shape. Can you see what they are representing? This is called Pancha Naari Ghataya, meaning 5 women forming a pot or a vessel.  What is the hidden meaning behind this? If you know the answer, you can leave it as a comment in the comments section.

On top of Buddha, you see what this is? Yes, this is the famous Hindu God, the elephant God Ganesha. And this is the not the only Hindu God, you can see several of them adorning the Buddhist Shrine. Hinduism and Buddhism are very close to one another. This purple colored statue is Lord Shiva, he has a snake around his neck and you can see the third eye on his forehead, and on the head, you can see river Ganga. A trident in one hand and a deer in the other hand. A very interesting set of Hindu gods shown here, they are portrayed as guardians of Buddha. Just outside the shrine, you can again see Shiva with plenty of snakes and a bull. What is that black thing coming out of his mouth on both sides? You can also see his son Murugan or Kartikeya with Om written in Tamil language, in his palm.

Now, let’s go out of the shrine and take another look at the stupa. Now, what is inside a stupa? I mean, you can walk inside Hindu temples, but most stupas look like solid structures with no way to access the inside. Experts say that Stupas are reliquary monuments. What does that mean? Reliquary Monument is a fancy term to indicate that a relic, an ancient object, is placed inside the monument. This stupa, has a part of Lord Buddha’s belt preserved inside.

Okay, let us look at these ancient entrances. They are at a higher level, so visitors cannot access them, but they are all gated and locked, so may be something important is inside. Look at the side of the doorway. It appears as though these are handrails on the side, for stairs. Do stairs exist inside? What do you think?

When you look around on the the doorway, you can see a strange carving. What is this? This is a 7 headed snake, a giant Naga. Look at the cracks in the stone, it is ready to crumble anytime. Here is the same Naga who has now shape-shifted into a human. Look at the feet of this reptilian, he is definitely going somewhere, perhaps he is going into the secret doorway of the stupa which can lead to something very precious. Remember the Nagas are always shown guarding secret doorways. This is shown in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Remember I told you this entire stupa is completely made of bricks, that is not true, there are some different stone blocks, specifically added to show various carvings of deities.

Here is another doorway, through which we can see something. It does seem to go somewhere. What is the purpose of them? What were they doing in ancient times? Are there stairs inside? Is it possible to reach the top? What is the purpose of the rectangular structure on top? Why is there a cylinder on the very top and why is it partly destroyed? Was this large structure built entirely for religious reasons or was there some kind of scientific purpose behind it?

Praveen Mohan

GIANT SKULLS FOUND in Sri Lanka? Evidence of Ravana | Praveen Mohan

Hey guys, I am driving through remote areas of Sri Lanka to find evidence of Ravana. According to ancient texts, he was a giant who stood more than 10 feet tall and he lived many thousand years ago. I was told that a private collector actually has the Giant Skull of Ravana. Unfortunately, nobody seems to know the exact location of this collector, so I am searching  for this place while driving through so many roads.

As I was about to give up my search, suddenly, by some weird coincidence, I find that house.  Yes, that mysterious looking house which has these giant skulls. No sign boards, nobody in sight, and giant skulls are just put on the front, without any protection. I am immediately thrilled because I see these skulls and I pull up to this house, obviously shocked and eager to see what I am going to find.

Did I just find the ultimate evidence of Giants? In many videos on my channel, I have posted evidence of Giants, especially about Ravana, who was the greatest king of Sri Lanka. Did I just find the real skulls of the ancient Giant race? Or, are these mere models made of clay or some other material?

Let’s go take a closer look. These skulls are not models, they are in fact real skulls. Each of these giant skull belongs to the same species. The skull is very large, you can see a gigantic lower jaw and you can see that the nose is longer than usual. I went around the house, trying to see if anyone was there. I could see more bones on the ground, but no people. This is very very strange. On the other side of the house, there are bones from the body. These are also quite gigantic, much larger than modern day humans. I could see bones of the ribs, twice the size of humans and stacks of bones strewn around on the ground. I could even smell the bones, so these are not fake, they are actual bones. Look at how big each skull is, the giant’s head must have been larger than my entire arm. It means that these giants would have stood at least 10 feet tall.

And then I noticed something really strange, there are 2 eyes on either side, I mean I could see the holes, the eye sockets. But look, there is a third eye. A giant third Eye, in the center of the forehead, not on just one skull, but on every giant skull here. Look at this baby giant skull, even this has a third eye on its forehead.  Today,  some people think that the third eye denotes the pineal gland and all human beings have the power to awaken the third eye by meditation and by other means. However, here, we can see the Giant species had a third eye in the center of the forehead, it was physically there.  What do ancient Hinduism and Buddhism say about the third eye?

It is really interesting because both religions say that their Gods had a third eye. Shiva, is obviously known for his third eye on his forehead,  sometimes even Goddess Kaali is shown with a third eye. But did you know that Buddha is also depicted with a third eye in many statues? In fact many cultures around the world, talk about how all their Gods had third eyes, MesoAmerican Gods had third eyes, even Egyptian gods,  the eye of the Horus, the eye of Ra.. there is even this eye symbol on dollar bills. All this goes back to an ancient civilization which once had giants, in the west they are known as Nephilim. But what about Sri Lanka?

Does it have evidence of Giants in ancient times? Yes, there is a strange mountain top which has solid evidence of Giants. The location is extraordinary, no this is not Sigiriya, this is not the Ravana’s palace, this is a different place is known as Sri Pada, which means ‘Sacred Footprint’. On top of this mountain, there is a temple which does not allow cameras. Inside the temple, there is a large footprint which is protected by monks and heavy security. All Sri Lankans agree that this is an authentic pre-historic giant footprint. Buddhists claim that this is the footprint of Buddha,  Europeans call it the Adam’s peak. They believe that this was the footprint of Adam. But what do Hindus say about this? Hindus say that this was the footprint of Lord Shiva himself.

Local Hindus say that the original name of this site was called ‘Sivanadi Padham’, which means Shiva’s footprint in ancient Tamil language, and they claim that this piece of history is slowly being erased from Sri Lanka. I know some of you will think, well the locals may have made up this name, and some will even think that I am making up this name, to support Hinduism. But I searched for old photos, and I realized that yes, just 10 years ago, they had sign boards on the site, which says Sivanadi Padham or Shiva’s footprint in Tamil, it also says Adam’s Peak in English. But recently, new signboards have  been placed, which completely eliminate all the other names, and now they just claim that this is Buddha’s footprint. I mean this is devastating, because they are removing historical names which have existed for thousands of years. The original name of this mountain was Sivanoli Padha Malai, which roughly means a Mountain that glows because of Shiva’s footprint. Because locals say that a strange glow appears every night in the mountain, because of the sacred herbs dedicated to Shiva. Now whether this Giant footprint belongs to Shiva or Buddha or anybody, I hope they can restore the ancient Tamil names also and keep them side by side. I mean Sri Lanka has a great Buddhist history, but it also has a long Hindu history as well.

Ok, we have seen the Giant footprint, now let’s get back to the giant skulls.  Since the house iss locked and no one is there to explain what these skulls really are, I have to decipher it myself. When I see the back of the skull, I find something strange.  It has a very unique depression at the top center. This is unlike any human or humanoid we have seen. See this, this is the hole for the ear. Also, do you see the teeth on the lower jaw?

There is another isolated  lower jaw, and I could see the teeth on either side, much like the lower jaw of normal humans.  These are the largest teeth in the world, they seem to be bigger than even shark’s teeth. If you see the back of the head,  there is a giant hole.  This is quite intriguing to see. It is very strange because, the position of this hole is very odd. In human skull, this hole is called, the foramen magnum.  This hole is the hole which facilitates the connection between the brain and the spinal cord.  But if this species walked on 2 legs like humans, the spinal cord would be vertical, right, so the hole should have been at the bottom.  But the hole is at the back of the skull, which means the spinal cord was horizontal, so this was an animal, which walked on 4 legs. And what would that giant animal be? Yes, these are elephant skulls. This cavity in the center which looks like the third eye socket is actually the nasal cavity of the elephant.

So some people must have seen these giant skulls while driving around, and then they must have thought that these were Giant humanoid skulls. And this information spreads through word of mouth. So today I failed my quest miserably, but just because I could not find evidence of Giants in Sri Lanka today, it does not mean that Giants did not exist. There is an important principle in archeology : absence of evidence, does not mean evidence of absence.

I have shown you plenty of evidences of ancient giants, some were even confirmed by government archeologists. Nearly 50 giant skeletons were unearthed in one city in the United States, but nothing like that has ever been found in Sri Lanka. But I am hopeful, I am going to continue my search for more evidence of ancient giants. what do you think? Did Ravana exist? Did Giants exist in ancient times? Or were ancient texts merely imaginary stories?

Praveen Mohan

Ravana’s Giant Feet Found in Sri Lanka? Sigiriya’s Reptilian Secret | Praveen Mohan

Hey guys, today we are going to look at a very strange structure known as Lion’s Paws in Sigiriya. Sigiriya is a giant rock with a flat top which is also known as Ravana’s Palace, located in Sri Lanka.
When you start climbing Sigiriya, it is usually a series of stairs with almost no place to rest. But there is one flat area in between where people rest half way before going to the top. This is a very interesting place because it shows something bizarre. Two giant paws of a strange animal. These are giant feet, I have not seen anything like this before, I mean this is huge, you can see how small I look when compared to it. Each paw is at least 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide. I mean it is impossible not to think of the giant legs of the Sphinx at the great pyramid of Giza. What’s even more strange, Sri Lankan’s do refer to this as Lion’s Paws or Lion Gate which is similar to the modern Egyptians’ claim that Sphinx is also part lion.
But are these really lion’s paws? Look at the large nails, it is quite clear that this is not human, it looks like the claws of a fierce animal, the details are fantastic. There are 2 curves made where the nails meet the flesh at the end. If you look carefully, there is a little toe as well. So there are three bigger toes and one small toe in each leg.
In Sri Lanka, they are popularly known as lion’s paws or lion entrance because many experts claim that these toes belong to a lion. But this is absolutely wrong, these are not lions paws. Lions do not have 4 toes, they have 5 toes, other similar mammals like tigers also have 5 toes, not 4 toes. The ancient builders clearly showed 3 large toes, and a small, rudimentary toe or a pinky toe. So what animal do these toes belong to?
Ancient reptiles had 4 toes, they mostly had 3 large toes and one small toe. Let’s take dinosaurs for example, you are looking at the toes of T Rex. He has 4 toes, 3 large ones and one tiny one, look at the similarity. Pay attention to the rough scales on his ankle. The ancient builders have even tried to show the scales in Sigiriya, look at the wavy lines made on the structures as well, these represent scales. This definitely represents an ancient reptile. What is that powerful reptile? None other than Ravana himself.
Now Ravana is said to be the greatest King of Sri Lanka, so great that Sri Lanka’s first satellite was named Ravana. Sigiriya is also known as Ravana’s palace. But, how can Ravana be a reptilian? How can he have legs like this? But when we look at ancient texts, strange details start to appear.
First, Ravana was not fully human, only his father was human. His mother was a completely different species, perhaps a reptilian. When Ravana was born he had the qualities of a hybrid species, in the western world, these hybrids are called Nephilim, in some ways he was human, in other ways he was not. For example, it is well known that he was a giant, he was about 10 feet tall. But Ravana showed other reptilian characteristics, he was capable of Shape shifting, he could modify his appearance and deceive others, he could also become invisible by blending with the environment, like a modern day chameleon. The Thai text Ramakien mentions that Ravana’s skin was Green, like a chameleon. Human skin cannot be green, he definitely had reptilian blood in him. In Sri Lanka, several reptiles are named after Ravana. For example, this snake is called Ravanage Medilla and even has the scientific name Aspidura Ravanai, after King Ravana because of his reptilian descent.
During my travels in Sri Lanka, I saw many snake charmers who consider themselves as descendants of Ravana, and they say Ravana was born with Naga ancestry. Today, we think the word Naga only means snake, but these charmers say that their original ancestors were humanoid with 2 feet and 2 arms, but also had strange powers like shape shifting and can even become invisible. The Nagas simply used Cobra as their symbol, because the Cobra was an easily recognizable reptile due to its inflating or flaring hood. They believe that their reptilian ancestors disappeared underground and promised to return some day. Initially I thought this was just folklore, but it is recorded both in Tamil texts and Sinhala texts that Nagas were the original inhabitants of Sri Lanka. This is why, during ancient times, Sri Lanka was sometimes referred to as Nagadeepa and ancient Greeks also called it Nagadibois.
In Sigiriya, there is more evidence related to reptilians, there is an unbelievable structure known as Cobra Hood Cave. This is fantastic, because it is a giant rock which is shaped like a cobra with its inflated hood. It is impossible to have this kind of a curve naturally. But this is not the only curve, it also has yet another curve at the bottom. In fact, no one knows how it is still standing, if you look at the center of gravity this rock, it should have fallen down but amazingly it is still standing, as though by using some anti-gravity technique. Of course, you may think this is all completely natural, and locals just gave a name for this. But that’s not true, because if you look carefully you can see the remains of some ancient paintings on this cobra cave. This is very tall guys, so I have tried my best with my zoom camera, I can tell these are amazing paintings but I cannot understand what they are showing, because most of them are destroyed. While locals maintain that this was a giant Naga idol worshiped by Ravana, archeologists completely deny that Ravana ever existed, and they maintain that this place was used by a king called Kashyapa around 500 A.D. But they also found an inscription dated much before his time, around 2nd century B.C, which says that the cobra hood rock originally belonged to a king called ‘Naguliya’. So we do have strong evidence of Naga or reptilian connection in the Sigiriya Complex itself.
Now, even if you doubt that Ravana ever existed, if he had reptilian features and you classify all ancient texts as mere mythology, you still have to agree that may be human sculptors imagined Ravana’s feet and depicted them here, because these are definitely not Lion’s paws or Tiger’s paws or something like that. See the thing is, Sigiriya is the most underrated ancient site in the world, when you explore this place, you realize that reality can surpass your imagination. And as extraordinary as this place is, it has never been studied properly by experts.
For example, some claim these paws are made of granite. But it cannot be, it is made of simpler materials like brick and clay and then coated with lime mortar, this is why it looks white. If you observe carefully, you can see the bricks at the base, revealing themselves. Similarly archeologists are of the opinion that this was built in 5th century A.D, roughly about 1600 years ago. That is quite ancient, but in reality, these structures could be much much older, taking us back to the time of Ravana’s rule in Sri Lanka. Like this, there are many many mysteries hidden in Sigiriya.
So what do you think? Are these Ravana’s feet? Or are these Lion’s Paws? Was Sigiriya really Ravana’s Palace?

Praveen Mohan

RAVANA’S GIANT THRONE FOUND? Ancient Aliens in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Hey guys, I wanted to show you the throne of Ravana, yes this is the throne of King Ravana in Sri Lanka. And you may think this is just a giant rock, but look on top. This is just mind boggling. The entire top portion has been cut off and made completely flat to make it convenient for Ravana to sit on it. This is incredible stonework and it was done in ancient times.

From a distance, it looks a giant ball of butter with its top portion sliced in half. May be,  you think this flat top was made naturally, by nature.  Well, we have steps going to the top of the boulder, so let us go up and see what is there on top of King Ravana’s Throne. Is it a natural formation, or was it cut artificially? What do you think?

There should be no doubt that it was cut by artificial means, using tools. This is definitely not natural. The floor is incredibly smooth, it looks polished as though people were using some kind of a floor polishing machine. Think about it, cutting the rock in half, and removing the debris is one thing, but polishing the top to create this type of a finish, this is breath taking.  And this is a giant boulder, okay? You can understand the size of this rock, by looking at my size. Compare the two, to understand big this rock must be.

Look at this perfect rectangle cut on the floor, it is surrounded with these holes drilled all around it. What is the purpose of these holes? On the far end, you see something strange, yes, that is where Raavan sat thousands of years ago.

This is a close-up of his seat, you see how big this is. The seat is about 10 feet long, this is much bigger than my bed, I could sleep very comfortably on this. This is fascinating, why does Ravana need such a big seat? Because ancient texts mention that Raavana was a Giant. He was not 5 or 6 feet tall, he is said to be between 10 and 15 feet tall, okay? May be he needs a giant chair like this, I look so tiny around his Giant Seat.  According to locals, this one of Ravana’s chairs, and this is located in Sigiriya, also known as the Lion Rock and this entire place is considered as Ravana’s Palace. I have shown you several unique features about Sigiriya, and I have even shown you the mysterious Ravana Rocks which have strange features.

You can see as strange ancient technique in Sri Lanka. The ancient builders could mix nature and their own creations in a beautiful way. This is a natural giant rock, and they have cut this in half. But the seat is not made of the rock. In fact this is not rock at all, this is made of brick, ancient lime mortar, clay and other things like that.

Now, what do experts say? Even though there are ancient Sri Lankan texts like ‘Ravana Watha’ which clearly state that Sigiriya was used by Ravan,  Archeologists and Historians strictly deny that Ravana ever existed. In fact, they do not agree that these are Hindu structures at all, and consider that these were built by a Buddhist king called Kashyapa, and they say that this rock was his Audience Hall. They say it was built 1500 years ago, but locals say it was built was built much much earlier in time.

No matter what you believe in, you have to agree that this is a fantastic work of ancient rock cutting technology. I mean this is just incredible. Turning one giant rock, into a throne, some seating area, possibly it was a private dancing hall, as well. So king Ravana would sit here, and watch some dance performances. You can also feel this a floor plan, you can see the differences between each room or area, see how the floor depth changes, each level indicates a designated area, okay?

Walking around, we can see many interesting things, this is a damaged block of stone. You see these holes, several holes drilled on the floor. When archeologists find this, their typical explanation is that people planted long wooden poles into these holes, and then put a giant cloth or coconut leaves and made a roof on top. In this case, I think that is a good point.

So what do you think? Was this Ravana’s Throne? Or was it built by King Kashyapa?

Praveen Mohan

Secret Scrolls of Ancient Meru Device – Hidden at Polonnaruwa Vatadage, Sri Lanka?

Hey guys, today we are going to look at a fantastic ancient structure called Vatadage in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. This entire place was completely in ruins and was covered with dirt until 1903 when archeologists began excavating this site and found this structure. This circular structure you see, is considered the pinnacle of Sri Lankan architecture and is estimated to be at least 800 years old. It has some of the most beautiful carvings in all of Sri Lanka. But it is not just the beauty of the site that has attracted experts and tourists, it has an ancient secret hidden inside.

All archeologists and historians confirm that something special is buried underneath this structure. Some claim this is the tooth of Lord Buddha. Some say it is his begging bowl and others say it is a single strand of hair from the head of Buddha. Whatever it was, it must have been something very important. Why was this structure deliberately buried under a mound of dirt? When the excavation work began in 1903, archeologists noted that it had been intentionally covered by a mound of dirt to make sure no one would find out what was buried underneath. So, whatever is buried underneath this structure, must have some significant value. But what is it?

Perhaps the clue lies in the statues of Buddha. Inside the structure, there are four statues of Buddha situated exactly at the four cardinal direction points. The hands of Buddha show something important. Around the world, almost all ancient Buddhas hands are empty, but in this site, there is something strange. Look at his hands. Do you see this? What is this? Perhaps the sculptors made a mistake while sculpting this particular statue, but no.. this is a different statue and again ..look at his hands. This is found on all the four Buddha statues. This is definitely a scroll containing some kind of text. We can clearly see that it is a cylindrical roll of cloth or paper which had some type of writing.
This is actually a spectacular find: Ancient Buddha Statues holding a scroll. Most people think Buddhism is a simple religion which only focuses on meditation to enlighten the mind. However, ancient Buddhism contains many mystical secrets and focused on advanced technological devices.

What could this scroll have and why is it being held by Lord Buddha himself? Remember, ancient civilizations used symbolism and pictorial representations as clues, this is why all ancient builders carved figures, instead of texts. We still do it today, to a certain extent. In important situations, we resort to putting up pictures rather than words so anyone can understand what’s going on. So in order to find out what would have been written in this scroll, the best clues would be found in the structure itself. Let us examine the architecture of the structure. In Sri Lanka, there are usually Stupas, these huge bell like structures. However, the Vatadage has a very unique design. From the outside , it has a circular design, but the top view of the structure reveals something fantastic. It looks like a complex technical diagram to the naked eye, but it is remarkably similar to mount Meru. Now, what is mount Meru? According to Buddhism and Hinduism, mount Meru contains the key to open all physical and spiritual universes. It has as a turtle shaped base with a complex pyramid like structure on top. If you look at the floor plan of Vatadage, it looks identical to a turtle and archaeologists confirm a structure similar to Meru once existed on top of this base.

Is it possible that the scroll Buddha is holding contains some information about Mount Meru? More importantly, is this scroll buried underneath the structure? Where can we find out more information about the Buddhist scrolls which talk about Mount Meru? Such ancient texts were secretly transported to Mogao caves of China , where Buddhist monks stored the scrolls in various caves. In 1907, an explorer by the name of Aurel Stein managed to open a sealed chamber in Mogao caves which contained 50,000 manuscripts in various languages.

Among them is a 2nd century Buddhist diagram of this cosmic mountain called Mount Meru – This is considered the oldest and original form of Mount Meru, but it doesn’t look like a mountain, what we see is a device which seems to connect earth and heaven. The actual manuscripts are seldom revealed on the internet, I am only able to get a low quality picture. It looks like a pointed device coming out on top of a circular vessel at the bottom. Recently, the diagram caught the attention of a scientist who works for Northrop-Grumman . Northrop-Grumman is a company which develops advanced weapons for the US military. This scientist concluded that the diagram depicts a device that focuses energy, a kind of device that could produce as much energy as we create in a modern day nuclear power plant. Is it possible that the technical diagram of such an energy device is hidden here in this site? Or is it possible that the Meru device itself is buried underneath this structure?

There is a reason why I am asking this question: The main entrance to this structure is guarded by 2 hooded reptilian Gods. In the hands of these 2 deities, we can see something fascinating: The Meru Device, capable of producing unlimited energy. Historians and Archeologists have tried to claim that these are just vessels symbolizing abundance. But look carefully, this is not a simple vessel, this is the Meru device. A pointed rocket like device coming out of a circular container at the bottom.
So what do you think? What is buried underneath this structure? Is it a diagram of the Meru Device? Or is the Meru Device itself buried underneath?

Praveen Mohan

Secret Pyramids Discovered in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka?


Hey guys, today we are going to find out what really existed in this ancient site called Sigiriya, in Sri Lanka. Sigiriya is a giant rock, on top of which, we have some of the most baffling ruins. The official story about these ruins is this: these brick walls are remnants of a palace built by a King called Kasyapa, around 500.A.D – all archeologists and historians claim that this is a fact. But, by the end of this video, I hope you will agree with me that this is entirely false and a very unique structure was built on this site. For example, let us look at the largest brick structure here, this area is considered as a palace by experts and the rest of structures are thought of as a recreational garden, including a pool. The dimensions of this so called palace are about 60 feet in length and 30 feet in width. This means that the palace area is less than 2000 square feet, just too small to be a palace which cannot even accommodate 10 rooms.

Now if we assume that this is just a really tiny palace for the king, what about his wives and servants? Where are the rooms for cooking, storage and bathrooms? What about the rooms for his soldiers, priests and ministers? Where did his guards rest? As you can see, this entire area is a very small place which could have definitely not accommodated a king’s Palace. Archeologists have put plaques on all 4 sides of this area, claiming that these are 4 sides of the palace. Look at this plaque, it says West Palace, meaning this is the west side of the palace. We can also see other plaques like South Palace, and one even says Palace Reception Hall. Today, this entire structure would barely be sufficient for a medium size house.

And we have already seen that the ancient builders created an elaborate defense system using water and rocks to prevent anyone from reaching the top of Sigiriya. There is no need to go to great lengths to build an entire line of defense systems which stretches for miles at the ground level, only to protect a tiny palace on top of a tall rock. In fact, this entire area or summit is simply not fit for any residential purpose like a home or palace, this was built for a completely different and specific purpose. If it was not built as a palace, what really existed here?

Now, Look at the construction of the bricks at the corners and edges. This was definitely not a rectangular construction like a typical palace or a fort, the walls of most regular structures would be at 90 degrees to the ground. If we observe carefully, we can understand this was once a pyramid. Look you see how, the bricks are slowly becoming narrow towards the top? This is a characteristic feature of a any pyramid, all pyramids have a broad base and will become narrow towards the top. And you can see this slope from any side of this building , all these brick structures are slowly becoming narrow towards the top. So, this was definitely a pyramid but it gets more interesting, there is yet another special feature. This is a stepped pyramid, A pyramid which has many levels or steps. Look at here, here and here, these are all steps of the pyramid and you can see the stairs to climb the pyramid here. See how we can literally walk on these large plain levels. The entire structure consists of several of these steps.

And I am not spinning theories like mainstream archeologists and historians, I am showing you visual evidence of this stepped pyramid, this is the front view of the pyramid and we can even climb this step pyramid and let us go all the way to the top. Of course, a major top portion of the pyramid must have been destroyed, for some unknown reason. This is the existing top level and the alignment of these bricks is just weird. For some strange reason, they are not straight, they are laid with curves, like the body of a snake. There must be a reason for this, and I have no idea why this was necessary. I mean, the ancient builders definitely knew how to make perfect alignments, look at these perfect angles, and they were able to create many things which are impossible today. So why did they lay these bricks like snakes? I hope I can find the answer to this question someday.

Now, I have clearly shown you what was built on top of Sigiriya, it was not a Palace, it was a stepped pyramid. Now, around the world, there are many stepped pyramids, this is the Saqqara Pyramid in Egypt built more than 4700 years ago. We have stepped pyramids in Mexico, some Indian temples are also step pyramids and similar structures also existed in ancient Sumerian civilization. The top half of the pyramid is completely destroyed – Which means there is no way to find out how the original, full pyramid really looked like. But I am not done yet. This is an extraordinary find, we have just found out that a stepped pyramid was built in Sri Lanka on top of a 660 foot tall rock. And I am not going to make wild guesses. So, how do we find out what the full pyramid really looked like?

In all civilizations, you will find similar looking structures built in the nearby area. For example, you don’t find one Egyptian pyramid in the whole country, we find several pyramids, and we don’t find one Hindu tower, there are similar structures always built nearby. Based on this practical idea, I decided to hunt for another stepped pyramid in Sri Lanka. And after a few days of searching, I found exactly that, in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa.

You can see right away that this is a perfect match for the Pyramid at Sigiriya. It is a stepped pyramid, and this is also built with bricks and even the lime mortar set between the bricks looks similar to what is on Sigiriya. This base also has 4 sides, the quadrangle base is identical to that of Sigiriya. It even has stairs going up on the sides. So this is exactly how the Great Pyramid at Sigiriya would have looked before it got destroyed, and this pyramid is just a smaller version of it. But this small pyramid is considered the most mysterious structure in all of Sri Lanka. Why? Because experts don’t know who built it, why it was built, and they don’t even know its real name. They have recently named it as Sathmahal Prasada which simply means a 7 storied structure. Experts confirm that while they have historical records about all the structures nearby, there is no record for this structure at all. This is unusual in an area where there are plenty of records for all the other structures.

Not only are the tourists puzzled by this unusual architecture, even experts are baffled at its construction, archeologists have it on record that this is the only ancient pyramid in Sri Lanka. The construction is completely different from any other ancient site in Sri Lanka. But there is another serious anomaly here, the faces of all statues in this pyramid have been defaced or disfigured. Initially I thought this was because of natural forces like rain and wind, but when I carefully examined all sides, the identity of these statues was deliberately destroyed, this head was intentionally chopped off, and these faces purposefully defaced just like what they did in Egypt. Someone in the past wanted to intentionally destroy the true identity of the builder, and the true origin of this pyramid.
So, I tried to go into this pyramid to find out if any statues are left intact inside the pyramid.

However, archeologists have completely sealed off all the entrances, and there are guards who strictly prevent anyone from entering the pyramid. They claim that this structure is simply too old, and if anyone walks in, the entire pyramid might collapse. I have asked locals if they know anything about what is inside, and nobody has gone inside and no one has any interesting stories. I hope someday I can get permission to go in, and find out more. So, we know a very ancient civilization existed in Sri Lanka, which built pyramids. At least 2 of these pyramids are still partially surviving, one in Polonnaruwa and another gigantic one in Sigiriya. Why were these pyramids built? Are there more ancient pyramids in Sri Lanka? Are they related to the rest of the Pyramids around the world? And most importantly, was there an ancient connection between Sri Lanka and Egypt? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Praveen Mohan

👽 Mysterious ‘Ravana Rocks’ Found in Sigiriya – Ancient Aliens in Sri Lanka?

Hey guys, today we are going to explore this place called Sigiriya in Sri Lanka which is commonly known as Ravana’s Palace. It is a very fascinating place and on top of this rockwe have some amazing ruins. But once you reach the top and you observe what’s on at the ground level, we can see some really bizarre details. Sigiriya is surrounded by a massive jungle, and we can see numerous huge rocks placed all around. To a regular tourist, this appears quite normal – it is only natural to have rocks on the ground. But if you zoom in with your camera, you realize that these rocks have been put there and have the most bizarre tool marks which cannot be explained.

For example, look at this rock. It literally has hundreds of small cubes cut out of it.And on the top we even have a larger cube cut out, as though someone wanted to sit there and perform some kind of an experiment. Why would anyone scoop out hundreds of cubes on a rock that is in the middle of a jungle? This is not an isolated case. Pay close attention to what is around this rock,  you can see there is yet another rock hidden and it also has these cube marks all over it.

I have spotted so many rocks like this, look at this rock. Again, located in the middle of the jungle with nothing around it, but trees. Has so many cubes cut out all over it. Why? If you look at the panoramic view from the top of Sigiriya, this whole jungle is full of hundreds of these rocks, if not thousands – Am I saying all these rocks have been worked on? Actually, Yes, that is exactly what I am saying.  How about this rock for example, it looks natural to the human eye. Is this a natural rock untouched by ancient builders? If you zoom in, you can see the tool marks, the same cube marks cut all over it,  but, may be you are not satisfied, because I wasn’t satisfied myself, so let us go down and take a look at how it looks from the ground level. This is how at it looks from the ground level. I mean look at these tool marks, this is just bizarre. We have to admit that ancient builders were doing something which is beyond our understanding.

After exploring this area for so many days, I can tell you that the jungle is full of these rocks which have all been worked on. And archeologists have no idea why these cuts were made. We simply don’t understand what ancient builders were doing with these rocks. The technology behind this is so far advanced, we have no idea why these were created. And this raises a very important question: Did they just work on the rocks that were already here Or did they also transport and place these rocks here, strategically all around the Sigiriya Rock?  I ask this, because it appears that these rocks are strategically placed, and looks as though they were set up to make it specifically visible from the top of Sigiriya.

Now, let’s go back to why these cubes were scooped out, archeologists have no answer for this, but locals call them ‘Ravana Rocks’ and claim that originally these cube slots had lenses attached to them. It is said that lenses made of crystals were placed in these slots. Imagine how it would have looked, this would be a stunning sight to see. What would have been the purpose of this? Was it some kind of a light technology, were they used to focus sunlight to a specific point? Today we use various lenses like fresnel lens for example to heat, melt and tap solar energy.

Were ancient builders using a similar technology?  Remember we saw these grooves and holes all over the rock face on the Sigiriya Rock itself. Were lenses placed on these slots and holes as well? Is this why we see these weird cuts and slots all around? What could be the purpose behind placing thousands of lenses in clusters all around a place like this? Why did ancient builders do this?

Praveen Mohan


Isurumuniya Cave – Ancient ULTRASONIC GATEWAY Found in Sri Lanka?


Hey guys, I am at the Isurumuniya temple in Sri Lanka, and it is a fascinating site with many beautiful statues, but there is an ancient structure which defies all explanation. This is a cave or a den like structure which is considered sacred by locals and if you visit this place, there are 2 reasons you will feel really weird about this. One, is the thousands of bats which are tightly packed inside and you don’t understand why you see such a large number of bats here. But there is another question which will run through your subconscious mind. Why do you see these bats in such a bright place? We never see bats in broad daylight. Actually bats don’t like light, their eyes are not adapted to this condition, in fact bats go so far to avoid flying on Full Moon nights because even that much light is too bright for them. So why do bats tolerate this well-lit area and hang around this place?

Locals believe that this den emits a magical sound which is not audible to human beings, but bats are mesmerized by this divine sound, which is why they stay here forever. This story seems like a fairy tale, but there is some strange coincidence between this folklore and modern scientific findings. Human beings can hear sounds only up to a frequency of 20 Khz and anything over 20Khz is called ultrasonic frequency and we are not capable of hearing such frequency. However, bats can hear ultrasonic frequencies up to 200 Khz.
Is it possible that this cave is emitting an ultrasonic frequency which attracts bats? How can a natural cave emit such a frequency?

Now, At first sight, we think this is a natural cave, but if you observe carefully we can see that it is not a natural structure at all. On the top, there is an arch neatly laid with stone slabs. You can see cubes cut out on the walls. There are several curvy lines carved all over the walls. And if we look carefully on the other side, and we can see small stone slabs placed on top of each other. According to legend, there is an ancient device concealed behind the stone wall which emits a magical sound capable of mesmerizing these bats. Is such a device possible? Scientists have recently discovered that it is in fact possible to make bats come to your location by emitting specific ultrasonic frequencies.
Bats do get attracted to these frequencies and will approach the source. What we see in the movie “Batman” is based on fact – so today, we do have such ultrasonic devices.

We know that this is not a natural cave. So, did ancient builders create some kind of ultrasonic device which is still hidden behind the wall, and if so, what does it look like?
Perhaps the device would looks like this strange carving, which is located less than half a mile away. This figure looks like a circuit diagram with complex symbols carved all over it. There is also a wave which looks remarkably similar to a sound wave. Is it possible that an actual device like this lays buried in the walls of the bat cave? This carving is known as ‘The Stargate of Sri Lanka’ and is considered as a device that can transport us to different planets.

What is even stranger is that, there is yet another similar cave nearby, popularly known as the Yoni. This Yoni is also considered a worm hole which can be activated using sound. Some people even claim that this a sonic boom tunnel. Again, it also looks like a natural cave, but it is not. On top, look at the rectangular slabs – they have been placed between the two large boulders. Let us go inside this cave, and we can see how neatly the stone slabs have been arranged. What were ancient builders trying to do? On the walls, we can see cubes cut out and we can also see long, deep cuts, just like the bat cave. Locals believe that there was a similar sound device placed here as well, which was destroyed many centuries ago. May be this is why there are no bats here.

On top of the granite blocks, we can see remnants of a brick structure. Today, we can see light shining from the other side, but perhaps it originally had a brick wall at the end, which had an ultrasonic device. These broken brick blocks strewn around may have been part of that wall. So what do you think? Did ultrasonic portals exist in ancient times? How else can we explain the strange behavior of bats, the advanced technical drawing of the Stargate, and the beautiful Yoni cave?

Praveen Mohan

World’s Largest Stone Tablet Reveals Advanced Ancient Technology – Gal Potha, Sri Lanka

Hey guys, I am in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka, and here we can see this gigantic stone artifact, it is nearly 27 feet long, four and a half feet wide and is made of one solid block of granite. There are many fascinating details about this, and archeologists in Sri Lanka have not fully studied its secrets. To start with, this is the largest, freestanding stone tablet in the world. It has 4300 characters written on it, most of which are still readable today even though it was created 800 years ago.  The original name of this is not known, but is referred to as “Gal Potha” which means a “Stone Book”. A few years ago, experts analyzed this rock and found something extraordinary. They found small traces of metal inside many of these inscribed letters and realized that molten metal was poured over this block. However, archeologists have no idea why this was done. Why would ancient builders create a large stone block with inscriptions and then pour molten metal over it? Today, we are going to find the answer to this question.

To understand this, I decided to make a small scale model of what the ancient builders would have done. Imagine that this red wooden block is the large granite rock. Now, I am punching my name on the face of the wooden block – this is similar to the inscriptions on the stone. After finishing the inscription, ancient workers poured molten metal over it, which would have solidified after some time. I decided to pour silicone paste on top of the writings and let’s just wait for it to solidify. Now, archeologists have no idea why molten metal was poured on top of it, but ancient builders must have clearly had a good reason to melt metal and pour on top of the rock. After a few hours, the silicone paste has solidified and now, what should  I do with this?

My natural instinct is to use some force and separate the silicone from the block. And when I looked at the face of the solidified silicone, I can see the mirror image of my name, at a raised level. This is really fantastic, this is what the ancient builders would have done. The next step would be to put some kind of ink on top of this and we can take any cloth and look at this, when I press the two together, I am able to print my name. Now, I can use this solidified silicone like a rubber stamp  to print any number of times, today this technology is called block printing. We still use this on clothes. But you can see that ancient builders were using this printing technique at least 800 years ago. After pouring molten metal on the rock and waiting for it to solidify, they would have taken the metal plate out and used it as a stamp and printed enormous number of posters, banners etc and posted it around the city.

But this raises an important question, what is the need to create the inscription on the rock, why not just create the embossed stamp on the metal directly? Because, the stone tablet was created as a master template with which many stamps or dies can be created. Using the stone tablet, many metal dies would have been created by repeatedly pouring molten metal and then taking the solidified plates out. These metal plates would have been transported to various parts of Sri Lanka, and people would have then used large cloths as banners and created thousands of banners and would have placed them in nooks and corners. This centralized template system eliminates the possibility of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors that can creep in, if individual metal plates were created separately.

Today governments use printers and are able to create a large number of propaganda material and post them to the nook and corner to influence or even brainwash people. What does the ancient inscription contain? It also contains 800 year old government propaganda, if you look at what is written on it, it explains how the King must be respected and protected at all cost, it also warns people if they go against the king or reveal his secrets they would be dead. It establishes a strict set of rules to be followed by everyone in his kingdom, this is why he created a centralized template which could be used in various parts of Sri Lanka.

So, archeologists are wrong in thinking that this is just an inscription for visitors to read. And they are also wrong about something much more important. They haven’t analyzed the traces of molten metal on top of the rock, and have simply assumed that this metal is iron. This is impossible, because the melting point of iron is much higher than that of granite. If I pour molten iron on top of granite, the granite would actually melt and deform. The builders did not use iron, they used an alloy called Ayas mentioned in the ancient Hindu text called the Rig Veda.

And you may think: This is Sri lanka, not India, and this was created by a Buddhist king, not a follower of Hinduism. The truth is, Buddhists were actually Hindus, all these separations were created after European invasion. This is not just a theory, because yes this was created by a  Buddhist king, but we can clearly see the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi carved on both sides of the tablet. This is called Gajalakshmi where the Goddess is being flanked by elephants on both sides. And in ancient Hindu temples in India, we can see carvings of Lord Buddha. So the idea that Buddhism was a totally separate religion did not exist in ancient times.

So you can see how ancient builders were using extraordinary printing technology, they first cut a large granite stone block which is 27 feet tall, carefully wrote on it, and then created the alloy Ayas and poured it on top of the rock. They created metal stamps and sent them to various parts of the island and then printed thousands of identical banners all across the country and placed them everywhere.

Praveen Mohan

Se7en Stages of Defense at Sigiriya, Sri Lanka – Part I

Hey guys, today we are going to take a look at this giant rock called Sigiriya. On top of the rock, there are mysterious ancient ruins which have not been fully explained by archeologists. How did ancient builders create such extraordinary structures on top of a rock, which is 660 feet tall? But there is an even more important question: Why did anyone choose to build these structures on an impossible location? All experts agree that construction on such an isolated, inaccessible location means there was something verysecretive going on here. Whoever built this, clearly did not want anyone to come upeasily and find out what is going on.

In a previous video, we saw what was on top of the rock – in this video, we are going to see 7 stages of obstacles created by ancient builders to prevent enemies from reaching the top of the rock. Today, when we say Sigiriya we usually mean this giant rock, but Sigiriya actually stands for the entire ancient complex which consists of many lines of defense.The very first, outermost obstacle you face when entering the Sigiriya complex is the water gardens. This actually looks like a welcoming place and looks beautiful, and archeologists have named this as water gardens, but the truth is, this entire set up was designed to kill and destroy people who entered without permission. If you look at the ancient plan of Sigiriya, it is almost completely covered on all sides with water, like a fort with a moat, everything you see in blue is water.

In fact, even today, we enter Sigiriya only through bridges to cross over the moat. Of course, outside the moat, there is another line of defense, it is actually the first line of defense which is the brick wall. If you look at the aerial view of Sigiriya, we realize that an enormous outer wall, a rampart has been built for protection. I am not going into explain this wall because I have not studied it fully.

Now, going back to the Water gardens:  the water gardens, utilizes a very complex ancient hydraulic system. The water gardens can be flooded at will by manipulating the system, and even today, we can flood the water levels and completely stop everyone from entering this place. When you enter Sigiriya complex, you will see a series of tanks, brick walls, and strange constructions which look like a bunch of random structures which don’t make any sense. But when I went to the top of the rock, and then looked at the bigger picture, it is astounding because the area looks like a circuit board, built by the gods. There are 4 tanks, 2 on each side of the walk way. And there are four fountains symmetrically built, 2 on each side. These fountains still work today.  These fountains are connected to the moat.

Using the principle of gravity and pressure, water is pushed from the moat,  into the fountains, through underground channels. This will activate the fountains which will in turn fill the tanks, and these tanks are all interconnected at the base, so there will be uniform water level in all 4 tanks.  This snake like structure was also created to control the movement of water, water cannot flow straight, and will have varying speeds at different points because of the curves. Notice how everything is connected, and this is just a very small part of the water gardens, so you can imagine the complexity of this entire system.

Now, how did ancient builders flood this entire area? There are massive water tanks created all around Sigiriya complex and most of them are at an elevated position. There is a large artificial lake to the South of the Rock called Vava, which is connected to the moat and the fountains, and water can be released from it, at will. This will cause the moat’s water level to rise and cause flooding all around Sigiriya. We can also flood specific areas, without affecting the other areas, we can specifically flood this entrance alone.

If we push some small obstructions through the conduits to the water fountains, the fountains will not be able to close, and will continue to keep releasing water, and will flood the entrance. If we explore the ground level, we can see many tanks which collect rain water, and  they have conduits which can be opened for flooding the area. And each tank is different and has some extraordinary feature. Remember, in Sigiriya, ancient builders used nature as a part of their construction. Look at this octagonal tank with 8 sides, 6 sides have been built by placing rocks artificially, but 2 sides are actually made of natural rocks in their original position.

Releasing water from these tanks will result in slow and steady flooding, since the speed of water flow depends on elevation. The higher the tank, the faster the water will flow. So, the most important tanks are located on top of the Sigiriya rock, which are capable of holding enormous amount of water. There are at least 3 large tanks and several smaller ones on top of the rock. On the rock face, we can see these ancient channels carved for routing the water from the tanks to the ground level. In the center of this large tank, we can see something that is called the “Stairs to Nowhere”.

There are stairs which come out of the pool and lead to a chair, all cut out in granite, and no one knows why this seat is carved. What is the purpose of this seat? If you sit on the chair, it gives a view of the entire area and you can spot an army marching hundreds of miles away, and then all you have to do is  get in and open the drain to this massive tank, which will act as a signal to open all the other tanks and will flood the entire ground level in a matter of hours.

Now, what happens when the entire ground level gets flooded?  Human beings are capable of swimming, and if the attacking army is a cavalry, even horses swim very well, so both humans and horses can get through by swimming. However, the movement would be very slow, compared to how horsemen can march on the ground. When water floods, the crocodiles will emerge to the ground level. If anyone tries to swim, they will be torn apart by crocodiles which live in the moat. This is not just a theory, the crocs actually still live here today, and we see a dozen different sign boards warning us not to get into the water, because of crocodiles. Experts have not understood that the entire set up was created as a defense mechanism, and have been trying to explain the water gardens as a thing of beauty. But they are scratching their heads about some tanks which make absolutely no sense at all.

In random places, ancient builders have created tanks which are only few inches deep. They are very shallow, and their bases have been laid with polished marble and shiny stones. Experts have no idea why these were built, but these were built as defense mechanisms. These shallow tanks will appear as deep pools and confuse the enemies, it is a sort of a psychological warfare. The shiny rocks and marble were placed in, so they will reflect the sky and appear as though they are deep, and the enemy will definitely stumble, because some tanks, in this area, are really deep, and some tanks like these are actually shallow.

This is actually clearly explained in the Indian Epic Mahabharata, where a palace is built with deep and shallow pools side by side and makes the antagonist stumble and fall. The most interesting correlation is that the epic states that this palace was built by Mayasura, who is the Father-In-Law of King Ravana. And Sigiriya is more popularly known as Ravana’s Palace, and Sri Lankans believe he used Sigiriya Rock as a Fort or Palace.

Now, if enemies successfully passed through the first barrier, which is water, they would encounter something known as ‘Rock Gardens’ or ‘Boulder Gardens’ . This is the second level of defense system, a stone defense system. Here, ancient builders have made a brilliant blend of natural setting combined with artificial structures. The landscape design in this stage is completely in contrast to the symmetry and geometry of the firststage. The first stage has a lot of symmetrical structures, but this stage is full of random clusters of boulders. And these rocks appear to naturally make way for us, and you can see stairs have been built to go through them. The idea behind this defense system is this: These arches are so narrow that  only two people can walk through them at any given time. Even if you had an army of millions, you can only march in pairs through here, and you can be killed off easily.There are several pairs of rocks which are set up strategically, and I am not sure if they were already here naturally, or if they were put in place artificially.

Ancient builders definitely worked on them, here you can see the faces have been shaved off. Archeology reports tell me these are drip ledges, to prevent water from touching the rock face. All drip ledges are built to prevent water from touching what’s below them. But what is the need to protect the rock face? It doesn’t have a trace of painting, inscriptions or anything on it. And all these rocks have tool marks on them, which nobody has been able to explain. Is it possible, that these huge rocks were actually cut artificially and transported to this place and made into arches? I definitely think so, because otherwise there is no need for tool marks, shavings and I doubt if such a large number of rocks could occur naturally, in pairs, for ancient builders to construct stairs through them.

Even though archeologists believe Sigiriya was built during the 5th century, which is about 1500 years ago, they have examined the rock barriers set up all around this level. There are at least 30 different caves in this area, and excavation done at a cave called “Ahgala” revealed that people were living here 6,000 years ago. This has baffled experts and some are of the opinion that Sigiriya is the oldest surviving monument in Sri Lanka, which predates all historical records in the country. Now,  there are some rocks which are much more fascinating than these stone arches. All around Sigiriya, at high altitudes, there are strange, elongated, massive rocks placed at an angle.

For example, if we look at this rock, it at least 30 feet long and 15 feet tall and weighs a minimum of 1,000 tons.  Note how it has been placed on a slope using these small cylindrical rocks for balancing, there is no way this a natural occurrence. Ancient builders definitely cut this rock from the bottom half, lifted it up, and then placed small cylindrical rocks between them. These bizarre setups are called prison rocks, because locals imagine that people can be put through the crack, and will appear as though they are behind bars.

Sigiriya has several Prison Rocks set up all around it, but the question is why did ancient builders create these weird structures? Because, if enemies came past the water barrier and managed to get through the stone arches, these Prison Rocks can be easily moved out of their positions with minimal amount of force. All prison rocks are at an elevated level, so these massive rocks will drop from a height, and cause other rocks to drop as well, causing an avalanche effect, which will fall on the enemies and completely destroy them .  Ancient builders have clearly understood the concept of center of balance. Notice how, there are smaller stones placed on top of the rock, this was definitely done to alter its natural center of gravity.

These small stones, the angle at which the slope is made, the 30 degree angle at which these cylindrical stones are set up, were all done to make sure that the rock can be easily pushed down with just a little bit of force.  In fact, the archeology department understands that these rocks can be easily pushed down by tourists, which is why they have added these sand bags to make them immovable. Of course, the real question is how did ancient builders cut such a massive rock, and lift more than 1000 tons? How did they balance it on a slope with these stone bars, and how did they manage to balance these small stones at a 30 degree angle?

How did they calculate the center of gravity? Where did they test all these things? Today, it would be impossible to set this up  without heavy machinery and precise instruments.  And I have spoken only about 2 stages of defense, but as far as I know, I have never seen such an elaborate design created to protect any ancient site. I will talk about the other stages of defense in a different video.

Praveen Mohan