The Secret of India’s Ancient Rock Cutting Technology – Machines?

 

In this video, I am gonna show you the real technology behind India’s ancient rock cutting techniques. By the end of this video, I hope you will agree with me that these brilliant temples were not created with primitive tools. Archeologists insist that these massive rocks were cut with no more than chisels and hammers. First, Let’s take a look at their theory of how ancient builders cut huge rocks. After a rock is chosen, they would carve a series of holes that is about 1 inch wide and 2 inches deep. Then, they would place wooden wedges and hammer them all in. After this, they would pour hot water on the wedge and the wedge would expand inside the rock. If they keep pouring hot water on these wedges every day, the rock would eventually split into half. Now this, not only works for small rocks, but will also split huge rocks like the one I am standing next to. This rock is 25 feet wide and 15 tall, but if you look closely, you can see a series of chisel marks on top. And you can see how even a huge boulder like this can be cut using simple things like wedges and hot water.

This is pretty convincing evidence, so why am I roaming all over ancient Indian sites? Because, to cut a rock using this technique would take months! The ancient builders have to keep pouring water for many months to get this rock to split into two halves. However, we have documented evidence that many of the temples were built in a few years! If it takes several months to split one rock into two halves, how were these brilliant temples, made of thousands of huge rocks, built in just a few years? The numbers simply don’t add up. There must have been some other technology to cut these huge rocks out of these hills and mountains.

I got the first glimpse of a totally different technique of rock cutting in the hills of Hampi, in South India. There is a drill mark which is about 1-2 feet long. There are no chisel marks on this rock whatsoever, and you can see that this rock has been sliced into half. If this is an ancient rock cutting technique, it changes everything we know. However, is this really ancient or was it done in recent years?

I must find more evidence of this technique because experts will dismiss it as something that has been done in the last 10 years, with modern machines. So, I decided to go to Mahabalipuram, which is a ancient site that is protected by the department of archeology. Mahabalipuram stretches for many miles, and rock cutting has been banned for the last 50 years to protect the ancient monuments in this area. Let’s go deep into the woods, and see if we can find the same rock cutting technique. Here, we can see the same type of rock cutting technique, where you see one single drill mark, and the rock has been split open. You can see how a series of this drilling was done on different rock faces, and the rocks have been cut open. This was not done in recent times, because there are trees and bushes growing in the place now, where the other half of the rocks once stood.  So, this is in fact, the ancient rock cutting technology – Drilling a hole into a huge rock and splitting it into half.

And I also found some unfinished rocks, very near to the ancient monuments of Mahabalipuram which proves that this technique was used at least 1300 years ago. You cannot see them on finished monuments because, these drill marks would have been polished and removed. We can see these same drill marks on the unfinished rocks. This huge rock standing nearly 20 feet tall has been split into half. And you don’t see any chisel marks on the sides, just one single drill mark. If you look closer, you can see that a drilling tool has been passed straight into the rock, around the height of 10 feet, which has split the rock open. This conclusively proves that this is how the ancient builders cut the rocks so fast. While wedges and water would take months to cut a rock, drilling through these rocks would split them open right away. This is why, ancient builders were able to build massive temples like the Kailasa Temple in just a few years.

So, this proves that this is how ancient rocks were really cut fast, but this raises many interesting questions. All the rocks you have seen cut using these technique, are made of granite, this is the hardest rock in the world. Today, we use diamond tipped drill bits to drill through granite. Ahat primitive tool could drill through these massive rocks for more than a feet? Were advanced machines used thousands of years ago, just like what we use today? If you look at these tool marks, it is very smooth and reminds us of modern day drilling. This kind of smooth drilling into granite is not possible, unless you have high powered machines. What kind of technology existed back then?

Were machines used in Ancient India? How else do we explain this rock cutting technology? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section. I am Praveen Mohan, Thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon. Bye.

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Evidence of Ancient Machining in India

 

Hey guys, in this video I am going to show you some solid evidence of ancient machining technology at Hoysaleswara temple. There is something very strange about these pillars. If you look closely, you can see these minute circular marks all around the pillar. These are created as a result of machining the pillar on a lathe, this process is called turning. There is no way to achieve this with chisels and hammers manually. If you look at these pillars, it is crystal clear that they were made with machines. In fact, archeologists agree that these pillars were created in a lathe, but offer no convincing explanation as to how these huge pillars were machined, 900 years ago. Nowadays, we are able to create these fascinating grooves and designs on a lathe, but machining a 12 foot tall stone pillar would be a very difficult job, even today. So, how were these pillars created with amazing perfection in ancient times? Did ancient builders use machines and advanced tools, just like what we use today? If this is true, is it possible that they also carved these machines or tools in this temple?

Here you can see a very strange device in the hands of a god called Masana Bhairava. This clearly represents a type of gear mechanism called planetary gears. The outer Gear has 32 teeth and the inner gear has exactly half the number or 16 teeth, which is precisely how we use reduction gears today. If this were just an imaginary tool, how could the ancient sculptors come up with this gear ratio of 2:1? Even more interesting, we can also see a fastener that goes around this mechanism and is locked in at the center. Today, we use the exact same technology, we use something called a circlip lock or a snap ring to keep these things in place. If historians are right, how could primitive people, working with chisels and hammers imagine such a mechanism? Is it possible that advanced machining technology was used 900 years ago? Is this why, we see such perfect pillars? What’s more interesting is that this god is called MasanaBhairava which means God of measurement. Is it a coincidence that the God of measurement is holding an advanced tool?

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