Baffling Ancient “OOPArt” in India? Weird Idols of Ramappa Temple

Hey guys, this is the ancient Ramappa temple and you are looking at a very fascinating structure full of brilliant carvings, but your eyes are naturally attracted to these shiny black idols, which look completely out of place. Almost all visitors are totally spellbound by these idols – this is the center of attraction in this temple even though most of them have been destroyed by invaders.  When you look at these idols,  why do you think that these idols don’t belong here, they somehow feel like out of place artifacts? Because your mind’s intuition tells you that these idols could not have been made without machines, and you have been taught through a lot of books that ancient builders did not use machines. This conflict is why you feel that these are out of place artifacts. This is not only happening in your mind, but all visitors get confused and mesmerized by these idols at the same time.

Almost all visitors think these are modern day wax models molded and recently placed, but archeologists confirm that these are at least 800 years old. The temple has thousands of great carvings, but they can be made with simple tools, but these statues, known as Madhanikas, cannot be made with chisels and hammers. Such perfect statues can be made only with advanced technology. These idols seem to have no human errors, they are so well polished, they actually create a phenomenon called “highlights and shadows” due to their reflection. What do I mean by this?

When a material is polished with hands, it doesn’t achieve a great level of reflective surface, but when an object is created with machines, it becomes so reflective that it automatically creates lighter areas called highlights and darker areas called shadows. In reality this container I am holding doesn’t have any dark or bright areas, but it reflects the light in the surrounding to create these illusions. This is similar to highlights and shadows in photography, but that effect is created by light. This effect is only achievable on stones with polishing created by machines.

For example, you can see this woman called Nagini or Snake woman. On her body, you can notice several shades of lightness and darkness. The entire structure is made of one stone, but this is so well polished, that it automatically creates dark areas and light areas. And in photography, we create this effect by using sunlight or by reflecting sunlight using reflectors, but these statues are so well polished, they don’t even need sunlight. Look, the sun is above the roof, it is not shining on these idols and you can still see plenty of shades, because they are reflecting the light from the surrounding. The tour guides tell me that the shadow of the necklace falling on her body is also an illusion. If there is no sunlight, how could there be a shadow? People are baffled by this and locals believe there was some sort of heat treatment done in this area to make it look like a shadow. However, I think this is a shadow cast because of the extremely well polished surface, and it takes the light from the surroundings.

Now, what kind of technology existed 800 years ago which can create this level of perfect reflection on solid rock? Archeologists and historians are repeatedly telling us that ancient builders were primitive people who used simple tools. In reality, this effect can be created only by using advanced technology.

In today’s technology, we are able to melt wax and mold it into realistic figures, but we have not been able to mold rocks into statues. But these statues, which are made of black basalt, a very hard rock, have been created using similar technology. Unless we test them in a lab, we may not be able to find out if they used melting technology or machining technology. Look at the back of the idol here. This is how black basalt really looks. A stone that looks like this was finished to look like this – how was this possible? It is impossible to achieve this level of polishing with simple abrasives like sand. And remember, I have already shown you carvings in the same temple which look like drilling and polishing tools. You can watch it by clicking on the top right corner of this video. Were these idols created using molding technology or with machining tools?

These figures have a strange effect on your eyes. The more time you spend on them, the more  you are amazed by them. Today’s statues and paintings have errors, for example look at this painting of a woman wearing shoes. In this position of her foot, there should be a gap between her shoe and her foot. This is a mistake made by the painter. But there are no such mistakes in these idols, and you may think.. well, ancient women did not wear shoes, but not only is this figure wearing high heels, but the gap between the foot and her shoe is accurately shown. Here is a beautiful woman holding a bow, and a little man is removing a thorn from her foot. Look carefully and you see how there is a small swelling on her foot because of the thorn. These are just uncanny details.

Here is a naughty monkey pulling this woman’s clothes, and the dress has come down from her waist, revealing her private parts. Of course, you can see that this hand has been destroyed by invaders  and  in this picture, I’ve tried to recreate this hand, and originally it would have completely covered her genitalia. What really surprises me is not the perfect depiction of this area. What surprises me is this:  The space between the hand and her genitals would have been less than one inch. It would be impossible to carve this with simple tools like chisels because  you would need a lot more space to use the chisel and make the hammer movements. This would not even be possible with many of the modern tools we have, because there is simply not enough space even to put these tools in. So, how were the ancient builders able to carve her private parts under her hand ? Perhaps the real clues are these 2 perfect circles found on this idol. Originally, this figure had a necklace, but it was destroyed but what we see here are 2 perfect circles which stand as connection points between her body and the necklace. So, ask yourself, what are these 2 circles doing here? If this entire structure is made of one solid rock, you should not see these perfect circles when the necklace was destroyed.

What you would see is an unshapely dis-figuration like this area on this statue. So, think about what kind of technology would have really been employed. And of course, there is another important question we need to ask ourselves. Why were these statues placed around the temple? No one has answered this question until now. There are a total of 12 statues and each one represents a sign of the zodiac. Watch the video again, and you can find connections between each statue and a zodiac sign.

So what do you think? Were these idols made with advanced technology by superior builders or were they created with primitive tools by hardworking laborers? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

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Underground Temple of Secret Rituals – Warangal Fort, India

 

Hey guys, this is an ancient underground temple near Warangal Fort, it doesn’t have a name and is completely abandoned. This is an isolated place and gets no visitors and is estimated to be at least 800 years old.  I am gonna take you inside the temple and we can see some very strange details and secret rituals happening inside the temple. The temple is located at the underground level, and there is only one side that this completely open, and on all the other sides, it is totally covered with dirt. It has a very low ceiling, and it gets lower and lower as we go into the main chambers.

What’s really fascinating is that, this place shows evidence of strange rituals. On the floor, you can see a lot of chicken feathers, alcohol bottles, and  pieces of lemon stuck on a thin rod. Of course we can assume that some guys were just drinking and cooking here, but you can also see religious items like saffron powder strewn all over the floor, and also matchsticks and candles. This means there was some kind of a black magic ritual performed here.  Locals say that a group called ‘Kapalikas’ gather here during new moon nights and indulge in strange rituals including meat eating and drinking. The term Kapalika means “Skull-Men”, these people carry human skulls and are sometimes even known to worship skulls. Remember, I showed you the temple of crystal skull a few weeks back? This temple is very similar in appearance to that one, and I think there could be a connection between the two.

What’s intriguing about this temple is that even though it is abandoned, it doesn’t have any bats, but is home to a lot of insects, here is a lizard and as we go into the main chamber, we begin to see a lot of spider webs. There are huge spiders all over the walls. The entrances are very short, less than 5 feet. This chamber has no deities, no idols and is completely empty. The only fascinating part is the ceiling which has a nice spiral design. But this temple has 2 main chambers and I am gonna go inside the next chamber and try to identify what the main deity would have been.  You can see that the floor of this chamber is completely destroyed, but this broken uprooted stone structure is actually a lingam. So, this was definitely a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. I wonder why these stone structures were completely demolished and why this temple was abandoned. You can see rich paintings on the walls and the ceiling, and this must have been a very beautiful place with lots of visitors, many centuries ago.  And I have already shown you these pillars, made of multiple blocks and how they were joined in my previous video. I hope someday, the government can restore this temple to its original shape. Please share this video with your friends to spread awareness about abandoned ancient temples.

– Praveen Mohan

Evidence of Ancient Machining Technology at Warangal Fort?

Hey guys, this is an ancient site called Warangal Fort and you are looking at some of the most amazing carvings to your left and right, carved at least 800 years ago. But your eyes are naturally attracted to what’s in the center, and you realize that this cylinder is completely out of place. Now, why do you feel this way, why do you think this lingam is an Out of place artifact?

Because your brain instantly and intuitively knows that this lingam could not have been made without machines. This is why it looks so odd. All these brilliant carvings around this, can be made with simple tools like chisels and hammers, but this cylinder cannot be made with primitive tools, such a perfect cylinder can be made only with high tech machines.

This is not where it was originally found. Archeologists unearthed this lingam which was buried for many centuries and placed it on this pedestal which is carved with simple tools. While digging up this lingam, these scratches were made on it, and examining this lingam using precision tools revealed something shocking. It is a perfect cylinder with no visible tool marks at all. How was such precision achieved in ancient times?

Look at the level of finishing, I can use the top of the lingam as a mirror. I am not going to use this priceless piece for demonstration, but I will pick something less polished instead. How about this pillar on the same site, the finishing doesn’t look as great as the lingam, but when I pour water, you should be able to see my reflection. Imagine how fantastic this would work on the lingam. And Lingams are almost always placed facing east, so imagine how it would look when the first sunrays fall on it.

Now the real problem is in finding out how ancient builders made this lingam 800 years ago. Is it possible that they chiseled it into a crude cylinder, and then polished it manually with simple abrasives such as sand, to achieve this level of perfection? But experts who examined this lingam with precision instruments point out to something extraordinary. The roundness or concentricity of the cylinder, the lack of taper, and the straightness of the cylinder, were so perfect, that they concluded it cannot be achieved with hand tools at all. Such precision can be achieved only with machines.

Now, let me ask you a question, can we make a perfect cylinder today, with simple tools? Forget that this lingam is made of black basalt, a very hard rock.  Imagine this is as soft as clay. Can we make a perfect cylinder using clay, simply by shaping it with hand tools? Engineers confirm that making a perfect cylinder is impossible unless we use a rotating mechanism, at least as primitive as a potter’s wheel. The only way, even to make a clay cylinder is to place it on a rotating wheel. So, we can be sure that this cylinder, was not made by chisels, but a rotating mechanism was definitely involved. Now, the natural question is, did ancient builders place this lingam on a potter’s wheel and rotate it manually, and make it into a perfect cylinder?

We are going to forget that this rock is very hard, and we are also going to forget that we would need a harder tool like steel or diamond to work on it. Let us simply assume that the ancient builders did have steel or diamond tipped tools. We are only going to focus, if we can recreate this cylinder today, by manually rotating it on a potter’s wheel.

Human beings cannot turn a wheel for more than a maximum speed of 150 rpm, if we place a rock of this size and make a wheel accordingly. But engineers confirm, that if such a slow speed was employed, the cylinder would be full of circular tool marks, and would look nothing like this lingam. To achieve this level of perfection, the cylinder would have to be rotated at a minimum speed of 2000 rpm, which is 13 times faster than what is humanly possible. So, it is impossible to create something like this without using advanced technology. This leaves us with only one question: what kind of machines did ancient builders use? Perhaps the mystery can solved by looking at this strange symbol, carved on the lingam itself.

-Praveen Mohan

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

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

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

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

Mysterious Ancient Handbag Carved in India. What is inside?

Hey guys, here is a thousand year old carving in the ancient temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram and here you can see something very strange – A handbag hanging on a tree. Carvings of handbags are found in many ancient sites around the world, but this is the first time it has ever been spotted in India. This temple is estimated to be built around 1025 A.D which is a thousand years ago. In this video, let us examine who this person is, why is the bag hanging from a tree branch and most importantly, what’s inside this mysterious bag.
But, this is the first question we must ask ourselves: Is it possible that this is just a simple handbag which was used to hold ordinary objects? Does the carving below, show an ancient man, using a handbag just like what we do today? The answer is no. Because the carving does not show a human being, but Lord Shiva who is considered the supreme God in Hinduism. This is clear when you see the characteristic features like the little demon below his feet and a snake in his arm. Many depictions of Shiva show the exact same features – the little demon and the snake, confirming that this is in fact, Lord Shiva. According to many religious experts, Shiva is the first God and all other gods arrived on earth, after him. Around the world, there are many deities carved with the same handbag. The Sumerian Gods have it, the site of Gobekli tepe has the same carving, and they have also been found in New Zealand and Central America.
Experts don’t know what was inside these handbags and they do not want to agree that handbags existed many thousand years ago. Why is this? Because historians and archeologists claim that all these Gods are fictional characters who did not use physical items like handbags. So, they come up with some abstract, philosophical explanation. They explain that the strap of the bag, which looks like a semi-circle, represents the hemisphere of the sky and the solid, flat base represents the earth. Therefore, they say that the Gods are shown holding the symbol of heavenly and earthly powers. But these “experts” would not have expected us to find a carving like this in India. It is not shown in the hands of Shiva, but hanging from a tree branch. This clearly proves that this was not a mere symbol, but an actual handbag which contained something very important. But there is another surprising clue in the same carving. You can pause the video if you want and try to find out what it is. The carving shows not one handbag, but two. On the other side of the tree, another handbag is shown hanging, but you can only see the strap. The rest of the bag is not seen because it is behind Lord Shiva’s dreadlocks. This clearly proves that these bags were not just symbols, because symbols are always shown in full, in order to be understood. This was an actual handbag, a physical object, which is why it is shown partially.

So, what would Lord Shiva, the God of unlimited power, carry with him at all times? And why were these bags hanged on a tree, why did he not just place them on the ground? Have you ever noticed why we never place batteries on the ground? Almost always, we use a non-conductor like wood or plastic before placing batteries on ground. It is common knowledge not to place batteries on ground because it tends to drain rather quickly, and if there is a leak, you will lose all power instantly because of its contact with earth.
Did ancient Gods use portable power supplies? Is this handbag, a high powered battery which was used for machining technology and other scientific purposes. Is this why we can see many carvings of gods holding a battery in one hand, and a machining tool in the other?
In my videos, I have not only shown you evidence of machining technology but also a 4000 year old battery used in India. Are all these evidences just coincidences, or is Shiva, the most powerful God, shown here using an actual power source?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Working with Giorgio Tsoukalos on Ancient Alines

 

Hey guys, I appeared on ancient aliens TV show on History channel again. This is my second appearance on the show and the beauty of this season is that I work with Giorgio Tsoukalos. I am big fan of Giorgio, he is an icon in ancient astronaut theory and I don’t have to tell you how popular he is.  I did spend several days working him, very nice guy and he talks about extraterrestrials all the time. It was a great learning opportunity for me because he has traveled around the world looking for evidence of ancient astronaut theory.

We spoke about several ancient Indian texts like Samarangana Sutradhara which talks about mercury ion engine, Bhagavat Gita which inspired the atom bomb and Sushruta Samhita which talks about medicine and surgery. They have shown some of it, and I hope the other information will appear on future episodes in this season. Of course, they can only show so much, because each is episode is just 45 minutes, but I think I will appear at least on a couple of more episodes in this season. So keep an eye out, and let me know if I appear on an episode because I am usually exploring an ancient site in a remote area.

I am currently in a small town called Shravanabelagola, on top of the mountain is a 57 foot monolithic statue of a Jain God called Bahubali. This is one of the largest free standing statues in the world and is considered one of the wonders of India. The inscriptions are really interesting and we can see them carved on the temple pillars, but you can also see many inscriptions all over the rocks on the mountain as well. So, I am trying to explore the mountain to see if I can find the real story behind the construction of this Jain statue. Jainism is a very ancient religion and very similar to Hinduism in many ways. In this episode which is called Voices of the Gods – Season 12 Episode 11, we also touch on the subject of Jainism. We had a team of people who came from the United States, these guys tirelessly went around several ancient sites in India. One thing I learnt from Giorgio and this team is that they think about their work, round the clock. So working with them was a big motivation for me to keep going on.

Now, India has thousands and thousands of ancient texts full of amazing information about advanced technology.  But most of them have not been translated or even read. I hope we can do something to get all these books translated, for the greater good of humanity. Please let me know what can be done to fix this issue in the comments section. Thanks a lot for watching, and I truly appreciate your support, because without my subscribers, I wouldn’t have gotten this far. So, if you haven’t subscribed, please do and I will talk to you soon. Bye.