Ancient Vimana Discovered in Secret Underground Chamber? Srirangam Temple, India

Hey guys, what you are seeing is the actual footage of a secret underground chamber in the ancient temple of Srirangam in India. This underground chamber was discovered in 2015 and experts confirm that this is an authentic video. The temple of Srirangam is at least 2000 years old and contains many ancient secrets. A week after this chamber was opened, authorities completely closed it and sealed with granite blocks and metal doors, which is what you see here. There is no way to enter or examine it now.  What was inside the underground vault which was so secretive, that the entire structure had to be sealed off? I have been talking to several locals about this, and this is what really happened.

Until 2015, this entrance was closed with 2 doors made of granite stone blocks and nobody knew how to open them. Authorities finally broke these doors, and entered the room at the ground level. Look at what is carved on the top of this doorway. It undoubtedly shows 2 doors closing the entrance and there is a conical sign below, pointing vertically underneath the floor. These were ancient symbols clearly pointing to something important, I am not sure if this is why authorities decided to break the doors and go in. When authorities entered this room at the ground level, they found a conical sign carved on the floor. They started removing the rocks on the floor in that spot, and they found that it leads to this underground vault.

You can clearly see that this chamber is at the underground level. But another chamber was also discovered directly underneath this level as well. Construction workers who saw it with their own eyes confirm this. You can see a small rectangle covered with dirt, and a pole placed on it. This was the doorway that led to the next underground level, which had something extraordinary. It is obvious that authorities have covered this with a stone block, put some dirt and placed a pole on it, so no one can open it. There would be no need for the pole, if there was nothing underneath. There is no footage of the 2nd underground chamber, and authorities completely sealed everything within a week after opening that chamber.

What did the underground vault have? Why was the contents not shown to the public? It is obvious that there was some ancient secret inside the vaults, because if the chambers were really empty, there is no need to seal off everything. I said chambers because look at here (2.05) this is a door knob which would lead to the next vault. And (1.12 ) look –  this is a new block, placed recently. These evidences prove that authorities found more vaults nearby and then closed everything off.

So far, everything we have seen is remarkably similar to what happened in Padmanabaswamy temple. The Padmanabhaswamy temple also has many underground chambers and valuables worth at least 17 Billion dollars were found and the final chamber has still not been opened. The Padmanabhaswamy and Srirangam temple are remarkably similar to one another, both are dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Even the main deities in the sanctum look identical. Did these underground vaults at Sri Rangam also contain large amounts of gold and diamonds like the Padmanabaswamy temple? While construction workers confirm that a large treasure was in fact found, they also reveal something much more shocking: one of these vaults contained a 10 foot tall metallic Vimana, a flying machine, which made a rattling sound when moved.

Are locals making up this story or was a small aircraft really found here? Around the world, We have heard several eyewitness accounts of small UFOs and flying saucers, one even crashed in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. But this is the first time we are hearing of such a small, ancient spacecraft in India. Did ancient builders safeguard a Vimana in the underground area of the temple? If this is the case, they would have definitely made some carvings about them. Remember, I have repeatedly demonstrated that ancient builders always leave clues in the form of carvings. Even in this temple, note how they had carved the doors and the conical sign which were clues to open the doors and dig underneath.

So, I began exploring the carvings in this temple, but this was a monumental task because  there are more than 25,000 carvings in this temple – this is the largest temple in India which stretches for miles. But I find exactly what we are looking for. Here is a carving of a Vimana, an aircraft hanging in mid-air, this is actually in a flying position. And this is not the only carving I found, there are several flying machines carved in this temple. And it is interesting to see that these Vimanas also resemble temple towers.

Now what does the term Vimana mean? Ancient Indian texts clearly describe vimana as an aircraft or spacecraft used by Gods who came down from the sky. Human beings later built stone models of these flying machines, and used the same name for the models as well. This is why all temple towers are aerodynamically shaped and resemble spacecraft and this why these towers are also known a Vimanas. But these carvings are definitely not temple towers. Why? Because temple towers cannot hang in mid-air, these are obviously flying devices. And look at the bottom of these Vimanas, each Vimana is different from the other, and each one has a specific cymatic design at the center. There would be absolutely no need to put these cymatic patterns at the base of a temple tower because this design would merely be buried in the ground.  But all modern spacecraft, would have a circular hole at the bottom center to provide thrust. And this is what we see in these ancient Vimanas as well. Each cymatic pattern in these Vimanas indicates a specific frequency which was used for propulsion. In fact, ancient Vedic texts clearly state that there is a specific mantra or sound pattern assigned to activate specific types of Vimanas. And if we decode these cymatic patterns, we might finally understand the secret of these ancient flying machines. And we may be even be able to rebuild an actual Vimana.

But what’s really strange is that, there is already a large metallic Vimana in Srirangam, which is hiding in plain sight. When we look at the aerial view of Srirangam temple, we realize that something is not right. There are a total of 21 temple towers or Vimanas, but only 20 are made of stone. One Vimana, the one at the very center, is made out of solid gold. People are not allowed to take photographs of this golden vimana, and it is even protected with an electric fence. Who built this Golden Vimana, and what is the purpose of it? While modern history books are not able to give us a definite answer, the ancient historical text called Sri Ranga Mahatmiyam clearly mentions that the Golden Vimana was not constructed, but appeared on its own. This Vimana was the original vehicle of Lord Vishnu, and the rest of the stone structures around it were built much later in time. There are pictorial representations of Lord Vishnu standing inside a dome, carved on this golden Vimana. Locals confirm that there are underground vaults right underneath the golden tower as well, and those chambers were also sealed off about 50 years ago.

This means that this vast temple area is full of underground structures just like Ellora Caves. This is the reason why many areas such as the 1000 pillared hall are locked. See how this entire area cannot be accessed by visitors. I mean, what is the need to restrict access to a hall which only has stone pillars? Is it because it also has entry ways to underground chambers?

But the most important question is this: What happened to the 10 foot tall Vimana found underground? Is it currently in the sealed chamber or has it been moved somewhere? We can see a strange pattern emerging among ancient sites in India. The Padmanabaswamy temple, the Submerged city of Dwaraka, and now the Srirangam temple. Someone accidentally finds evidence of a lost civilization but instead of showing the contents to the public, authorities completely cover it up from the public eyes. Why do they prevent us from learning the truth about ancient technology?

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-Praveen Mohan


Srirangam Temple – Evidence of Advanced Ancient Civilization

Hey guys, today we are going to take a look at this ancient temple at Srirangam. This is the largest functioning Hindu temple in the world, it actually takes up an entire island, occupying about 156 acres of land. When you drive through these towers, you are entering the temple premises, but Inside the temple campus, there is an entire city with streets, shops and houses. But don’t let the bustling modern crowd fool you, because this temple is at least 2000 years old and contains many ancient secrets inside.

The most intriguing feature of this temple, is the large number of mysterious carvings. The carvings in this temple literally debunk many of the stuff we read in history books. For example, these carvings show Chinese soldiers. This Chinese man is stabbing the back of an Indian, and this man is also being stabbed by another Chinese man behind him. The droopy mustache and the long, traditional Chinese dress with buttons called Changshan clearly prove that these are Chinese people, but according to Historians,  Faxian was the first Chinese traveler to visit India around 400 A.D. But this temple was built at least 300 years before that. So, you can see how these ancient carvings show that History books need to be updated and Chinese were visiting India and were even fighting with Indians 2000 years ago. Similarly, you can see a camel carved here, you can see the long neck, the hump and notice the typical flat feet of camels. But camels are not native to India. According to experts, camels were brought into India only about a 1000 years ago, from Middle East. So, how were sculptors able to carve the camel 2000 years ago in this temple? While historians argue that 2000 years ago, people around the world were not connected,  we can see that this ancient temple shows an advanced civilization which was connected to both east and west for many thousands of miles. We have seen evidence of even African connection in other Ancient temples.

The carvings in this temple not only give information like this, but are also extremely artistic. Here you can see this complicated animal with many, many bodies. What this actually shows is a monkey with 4 bodies, but just one head. If I cover the rest of the sides and show you the top, you can see a monkey hanging upside down. If I cover everything except the bottom, you can see the monkey in a sitting position.  Of course you can expose just the left side or right side, and you can see the other positions, of this monkey having fun.

So, you can see how sculptors carved just one face, but put 4 bodies attached to the same face. And of course if you look at it long enough, you begin to see what it actually shows. Lifecycle of monkeys and even human beings. The first stage is when you are young, and you spend it by playing. The second stage, you spend on sex. The third stage is when you spend it on raising your children. Notice the difference between the left and right position, they look similar but they are not the same. Look at the tail here, and how this young monkey is actually sitting on the back of its mother. The last stage, is of course you are old and you just wait for death to come. Is the lifecycle of monkeys very different from that of human beings? Tell me your opinion in the comments section.

And here you can see this weird animal. I have shown you a similar carving in a different temple before. If you cover one side, you see a bull. If you cover the other side, you can see an elephant. But this carving is more interesting. Apparently this guy has a weird body, look at the bottom part.  But if I cover this part, You can see two people fighting with swords. Just imagine looking at a slideshow. This is the first scene. Now, if I cover the top part, this person has actually been killed and his upper body is falling on the ground, even though the legs are still standing. So, you can see how sculptors are able to use one  panel like a motion picture.

And these carvings are not just limited to pillars, this temple has a total of 21 towers and most of the towers are completely filled with carvings and statues. Ancient Hinduism is an extremely liberal religion, you can see Lord Krishna’s life portrayed in many of these towers in great detail. Beautiful, and richly painted statues adorn these towers. But we are not allowed to climb these towers and take a closer look at them, which is why I am showing you these carvings on the pillars in detail. Here you can see 3 guys balancing themselves while bending backwards. And If you look closely, you can even see their ribs. This is a crocodile and you can see that there is a monkey inside its stomach. This actually shows a scene from an ancient Indian text.  And here is a very strange stone artifact. It has 5 holes, and there are two foot prints carved nearby. What is the purpose of this and how was it used?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

– Praveen Mohan

3000 Year Old Temple shows Advanced Technology? Uthirakosamangai, India

Hey guys, today let us take a look at this ancient Temple called Uthiragosamangai. It has some stone carvings which have baffled all experts. There are these statues of large saber toothed lions called Yalis. But inside the mouth of this Yali, is a perfectly spherical stone ball. You can roll this ball, you can rotate it, but it cannot be pulled out of the mouth. People have recently vandalized it and have tried to pull out the ball using force, damaging the statue, which is why it has been closed for public view. How was this mysterious structure created in ancient times?

In fact, the state Government is so baffled by this artifact that they have created modern day carvings like this and placed all over the state. This is a modern day recreation. These were created using high tech machines. Modern Sculptors put flexible sculpting tools inside the mouth and carved the ball. Some experts have theorized that ancient builders followed a similar procedure. After carving the Lion’s mouth, ancient sculptors would have worked for countless days, and slowly chiseled this stone ball inside, using primitive tools.

But locals in the temple area, point out to something much more interesting. They say that these modern statues have a serious flaw. In newer statues, the ball inside is the same material as the rest of the structure, everything is made of one solid rock.

But in this ancient statue, while the lion is made entirely out of one solid block of granite, the ball inside is made of a different material called Onyx. Look at the color difference: the statue looks much lighter, while the ball looks black in color. Now, why are we not able to pull the ball out of the lion’s mouth? Because the ball is larger in size, than the openings in the mouth. But how was the ball, which is made of a different rock, put inside in this opening the first place? This ball is not a flexible rubber ball, it is made of solid rock, so it would be impossible to achieve this without rock melting technology. Remember, I have already shown you clear evidence of Rock Melting Technology at a different temple called Ramappa Temple.  So, does this statue prove that ancient builders were melting rocks? How else could such a feat be accomplished.

Many tourists see this mind-boggling statue, and think that this is also a modern day creation, but archeologists confirm that it is older than 600 years.  However, the temple was already mentioned in a 9th century text called Tiruvasagam, making it older than 1200 years. But locals believe that this temple is one of the oldest temples in India, about 3000 years old. According to locals, this temple was entirely built 3000 years ago using advanced technology, and not using primitive tools. As evidence they point out this carving.  Here you can see an elephant carved inside a one inch circle. You can see all its features, including the eyes, so what kind of tools were used in ancient times? The temple contains many  strange features, it houses a 5 foot tall dancing Shiva made entirely out of emerald. There is also  a tree which botanists have confirmed to be 3000 years old.

While historians claim that human beings lived a primitive lifestyle 3000 years ago, what we actually see is evidence of Rock Melting Technology, extremely sophisticated carvings and proof of an advanced civilization.  Did we once have a highly developed civilization which used advanced technology? How else can we explain these evidences?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

Bike Carved in a 2000 Year Old Temple. History is WRONG?

Hey guys, I am at this ancient temple in India called the Panchavarnaswamy Temple  temple and here you can see something quite extraordinary. In a dark corner, on one of the walls, we can see this amazing carving of a man riding a bicycle.Historians tell us that the bicycle was invented in 1800s, just 200 years ago, but how was this carved in this ancient temple which is about 2000 years old?

Before we go into this, first let us confirm if this is really a bike. Here you can see a man holding 2 ends of the handle bar, and is in a sitting position on the saddle. One of his feet is clearly on the pedal, if you look closely, you can even see the pedal underneath. There are two wheels, this is clearly a bicycle, there is absolutely no doubt about this. And we have read in history books, that bikes were invented in the last 200 years in Europe. But this carving does not show a European, it shows an Indian man with a large moustache, and a shawl on the top. His waistcloth confirms that this is an Indian.

Is it possible that bikes were used in India thousands of years ago? Are we looking at evidence of suppressed history? To understand this, we need to learn how bikes work. To ride a bike, we need three important things, wheels, Mechanical power transmission like chain drives and the ability to balance your body. All experts agree that wheels were invented in copper age, which is about 6,500 years ago. Archeologists recently discovered a chariot with wheels in India which is at least 3800 years old. We have clear evidence that complex power transmissions systems were used in ancient times. Not only do we see gears, we have solid evidence of lathe machining which would be impossible without mechanical transmission systems. We invented wheels 6500 years ago, But why did it take human beings more than 6000 years, to invent the bicycle?

Some experts give a strange reason for this. Since early human beings evolved from apes, they were not only unable to put complex ideas together, they were also not able to balance their bodies like modern human beings. Today, we have learnt to use our bodies to do impossible acrobatic tricks, this is an evolving art but ancient people were physically clumsy people. But this theory is nonsense, because the carvings in ancient temples clearly prove that early human beings were able to do these great acrobatic tricks. They had better, flexible bodies than us, these carvings are incredible but that’s another video. So, we can see evidence of wheels, transmission systems and body balancing in ancient Indian temples. Did it really take many thousand years to put all these three things together to create a bike, or were bicycles really used in ancient times?

But what do mainstream archeologists and historians say about this carving? They have very simple explanations. Some have argued that this temple was entirely built just 100 years ago. Since this is not an ancient temple, all these carvings are new, and sculptors carved what they saw. There were bikes 100 years ago, so it was easy for sculptors to carve this. Are experts right? Is it possible that this is a new temple built in the last century? No, because this temple is mentioned in the 7th century text called  Tevaram. This text, written in ancient Tamil language clearly mentions this temple by its name. Therefore, this temple existed 1200 years ago. There are not only inscriptions on the temple walls to prove that this is an ancient temple, this site was even recorded by the Greek geographer Ptolemy who lived about 1900 years ago, so this temple must be at least 2000 years old.

Other experts have claimed that although this is an ancient temple, this pillar is a new addition. But look carefully,  this is not a free standing pillar. If this is a pillar standing alone like what you see here, we can argue that it was a recent addition, but the bicycle is carved on the walls. It looks like a pillar but it is in fact part of a large wall. This means that the entire stone block was a newer addition which is highly unlikely. Some experts have even claimed that the wall was in fact an ancient wall, and modern sculptors merely carved the bike on the existing wall. This is impossible, because all sculptures are created at a raised level than the planes they are sitting on. If such a carving was to be made recently, then they would have to level the entire plane of the existing wall to make this carving stand out. If this was done, it would have been a major reconstruction or renovation project.  But even after extensive research, I find there is absolutely no evidence to show that there were any major additions or renovations done in this temple.  While I am able to trace evidence of this temple and its sculptures back to as far as 2000 years, I am not able to find one single record of any renovation that happened in the last 2 centuries. So, all these theories that this is a new carving are completely baseless.

But why are archeologists and experts coming out with these baseless theories? Their argument is simple: Since this is a bicycle, and bicycles were invented just 200 years ago, this must be a recent carving. If they even  mention the possibility of advanced ancient technology, mainstream experts would quickly label them as pseudo-scientists and they would be out of their jobs. But ancient Indian temples are full of these evidences of advanced technology.  Remember, I have already shown you a telescope carved in the 900 year old Hoysaleswara temple. We have seen advanced technology such as floating rocks used many centuries ago. We have seen clear evidence of machining in ancient sites. So, my question is simple. Is it possible that bicycles were used in ancient times, or is this just an elaborate hoax?

-Praveen Mohan

India’s Oldest Spiritual Center in Ruins – Mamandur Caves

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord Shiva Smokes Marijuana & Drinks Alcohol – Why?

Hey guys, today let’s take a look at why Lord Shiva is portrayed as smoking weed and drinking alcohol. In fact, we have a temple called Kaal Bhairav temple in which Lord Shiva is fed alcohol every day. There is a mouth carved in the lingam, and alcohol is poured through it as a ritual. Every year, on Shivarathri, which is the night dedicated to Shiva, his devotees smoke weed before praying to him. Why is Lord Shiva depicted as an alcohol drinker and a smoker of Marijuana? This is very confusing to the common man, who thinks that Gods should not indulge in these evil acts.

To understand this, let’s go back in time many thousand years ago and assume that human beings were primitive. We have about 400,000 species of plants. How did we find out which plants can be used as food, and which plants are poisonous? Which plants make you sick and which plants heal sickness? The ancient Indian system of medicine called Siddha documents more than 100,000 plants and their medical uses. How were these documented? In fact, their documentation is so accurate that even today, they are being absorbed into modern allopathic medicine. For example, in the year 2000, a medicine called Virohep was launched to treat Hepatitis B. The manufacturers of this medicine, have openly stated that they extracted the chemical from the herb mentioned in ancient Indian texts, and made them into pills. It is now available all around the world and is accepted by doctors as a very effective medicine.

So, how were such advanced medicines documented at least 2000 years ago in India? According to traditional Siddha medicine, Shiva comes from a planet called Shivalokha, and begins experimenting and documenting the properties of plants on earth. These experimental techniques and results were then passed on to 18 saints who documented the rest of the plants. Of course, historians and other experts will tell us that this is nonsense, and ancient Indians found out these properties of plants by trial and error or by accident. But we have solid evidence that ancient Indians tested these plants just like modern day scientists. In the ancient Hoysaleswara temple, we can see this strange carving. What does it show? It shows an alcoholic drink called toddy being extracted from palm trees, and collected into a container on the ground. But you can something extraordinary – the saint is watching two animals – a bird and a snake drinking from the container. It actually shows they were testing the effect of alcohol on animals first, before beginning to use it on human beings. This is exactly what scientists do today, they test it on animals first before giving it to humans. Right next to the carving of animal testing, watch how a man gives a similar container full of toddy to a woman, and the woman is clearly refusing it, look at the hand gesture.

But why make alcohol at all, isn’t it evil to drink alcohol? Why are these things even carved on a temple? Indian traditional medicine explains alcohol and other intoxicants as absolutely necessary for performing surgeries. Take the simple case of tooth extraction. How can we do this without sedating someone? After all, ancient Indian texts explain complex surgeries such as eye operations, amputations and even plastic surgeries. The ancient text called Sushruta Samhita clearly explains how alcohol must be given to patients before surgery.


But what about Weed? Why is Lord Shiva shown smoking pot? Today Marijuana is thought of as a drug,  but it was considered a sacred medicinal plant in India. Lord Shiva, who is the father of traditional Siddha medicine was the first to test Marijuana on animals, and on himself, before giving it out to human beings. Popularly known in India as Ganja or Bhang, it is was used to relieve anxiety and pain since 2000 BC, which is 4000 years ago. Ancient Indian traditions recommends using marijuana once a year to maintain good mental and physical health. This is why weed is smoked in India and Nepal by devotees on the night dedicated to Shiva. The medical properties of Marijuana are well documented in ancient texts – it stops Nausea and increases appetite, it can relieve muscle spasms and treat many other diseases.

There is also a cult called Aghoris – these people have dedicated their lives to Shiva, they smoke weed on a weekly basis and claim it keeps their brain sharp. A recent study in the United States shows that THC, an active ingredient in Marijuana can prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and can keep the brain sharp.

We see a very interesting pattern emerging in the western world. People who have denounced and ridiculed the use of Marijuana by Hindus calling it a barbaric or evil act are slowly turning in favor of medical marijuana. We now have medical marijuana legalized in more than 30 states in the US and in 15 countries.

So, now you know why Shiva is shown smoking pot or drinking alcohol – nothing is evil about it as long as you know how to use it, just like any other tool you have. If you use a screwdriver to poke your eyes, don’t blame the screwdriver.

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World’s Smallest Carvings found in Ancient Indian Temple – Evidence of Machining Technology?

Hey guys, I am at the Darasuram temple in India which is 850 years old and here we can see the smallest carvings in the world. Let’s take a look at this bull carved on one of the pillars. This is about 2 inches wide, but it also shows all the features of a bull. You can see the hump, the horns, ears and eyes, there is even an extended tail,  but look carefully, and you can see the Hoofs, and even the nostril, which is just 1 millimeter wide, carved on it. Now, compare this with the carving of the largest bull in the world, this is also situated in India, in a place called Lepakshi, which is about 300 miles away. This bull is nearly 15 feet tall and 27 feet long. The smallest carving of the bull is so small, that you can place 10 of them inside the toenail, or the dewclaw of the largest bull.

But this 2 inch bull is not really the smallest carving in the temple, some of the carvings are even smaller. This carving is less than 2 inches tall and shows Lord Shiva and we can even identify the weapons and objects he is holding in his multiple hands. Here is a lion which is just one and a half inch long, it is a shame that the temple has gone through many centuries of corrosion, many of these carvings have deteriorated. Here is the dancing elephant god, which is even smaller, he is just one inch long. You can see his crown, pot belly and his arms and legs in a dancing posture. Of course, we have to wonder how ancient builders were able to create 1 inch carvings, 850 years ago. Remember I showed you the skulls in Hoysaleswara temple, these are also one inch wide. They are completely hollow and you can pass a twig through one of the ears and can pull it out through the eyes.  Were these amazing carvings created using advanced machines or with primitive tools?

But there are carvings even smaller than this at the Darasuram Temple, here is a  carving less than 1 inch wide and actually consists of two figures, Lord Shiva and his wife in a sitting posture. This means that each figure is less than half an inch in size. Even today, you can see that people smear saffron powder on this carving as a ritual, this ritual has corroded this carving to a considerable extent, but even after eight centuries, we are able to identify these half inch gods because of their features.

But all this is nothing, because we are only looking at the full carvings, we have to examine the details on the carvings to really appreciate ancient technology. Here is Lord Shiva in the form of a beggar, and look carefully and you will see a begging bowl in his hand. This bowl is carved to the size of black pepper or pepper corn, which is just 4 millimeters wide. Here is the wife of Shiva and you can see the religious dot on her forehead, this less than 2 millimeters. You can even see the smile on her face, Some of the details are so small even to capture with my camera, but if you visit this temple, please do examine these pillars. But be very careful, because – see these designs, which look like Egyptian pyramids, the tips of these pyramids are less than 1 millimeter wide and they will prick you like needles. And this is after eight hundred and fifty  years of corrosion, so imagine how sharp they must have been, when they were first created.

But the question is, how can anyone create needle sharp carvings on solid rocks with primitive tools like chisels and hammers?  I mean, less than 1 millimeter wide? How did ancient builders accomplish this? Showing emotions if the figures are smiling or frowning on one inch carvings? Half inch deities, recognizable after 850 years of corrosion? A bowl the size of black pepper, just 4 millimeters wide? Sharp points with less than 1 millimeter that can still prick like needles? Were these created with primitive tools or were ancient builders using advanced technology?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

– Praveen Mohan