Is San Agustin Megalithic Site, a Hindu Temple? Ancient Aliens in Colombia

Hey guys, in the previous video I showed you how several ancient statues found in San Agustin archeological park, in Colombia, belonging to Hinduism. In this video, I am going to show you other statues.. like this one, and explain what they really are.

Let us take a good look at this statue. It is gigantic more than 10 feet tall, made of one solid block of stone and is rectangular in shape. The face is portrayed with fangs in its mouth and you can see it holding a small baby. What is the standard explanation for this statue?  Mainstream experts tell us they have no idea what this is, and some have even guessed that this represents a child-eating monster like deity. There are several statues found in this area, which look about the same. According to several experts , Pre-Colombian people who lived here thousands of years ago,

were primitive people who sacrificed children in order to please these monsters. These kind of demeaning explanations were given right from the start when the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in Colombia and the native culture seemed quite unexplainable them. Think about it, would human beings worship Child-eating monsters?

Let me tell you what is going on here. There is not only a face on the top of this statue, there is one on the bottom as well. Let us invert the statue and look at the face at the bottom. The face clearly depicts extreme pain. This woman is giving birth to a baby, this is why she is gritting her teeth and clenching her fist as tightly as possible, because of labor pain. This figure on top, the “Monster” is actually a doctor, who is helping the woman to deliver the baby. And sure enough, just like a modern day obstetrician, he is holding the baby upside down, this is standard medical practice, even today. How was I able to figure all this out?

Because this story is clearly recorded in ancient Indian texts. This God is known as Thayumanavar in Hinduism who helped women deliver healthy babies.  There are temples dedicated to him in India. For example there is a 6th century temple in a city called Tiruchy, where pregnant women still come from all over India to get this God’s blessings for smooth and easy delivery. In India, this God is typically shown holding a baby in his hands. This is an avatar of Lord Shiva, and in South India, ancient Shiva statues are portrayed with fangs, to show his ferocity. If you look at Kailasanathar temple which is 1300 years old, all Shiva statues are portrayed with fangs.

And this god, Thayumanavar is found carved with the same fangs, in many places around San Agustin in Colombia. This ancient site is called El Purutal and it has a statue where the original painting is still intact. The God looks quite fierce because of his fangs and is shown holding a baby. The Europeans who conquered the land and later unearthed these statues had no idea about these stories, and merely imagined that this was a monster who ate children. There is yet another detail on this statue which is quite fascinating. It has a crown made of several skulls, this is fantastic because we have seen the same details in many many Hindu carvings. I even showed you how some of the skulls had tiny hollows in them,  in a different video.

There is yet another form of Shiva which is also carved in San Agustin. Look at this statue: it is shown holding a severed head in one hand and a knife in the other hand.  These are specific avatars of Shiva called Bhairava, which are often shown with a severed head or a skull. Here is a typical ancient Bhairava statue from South India. Look at the severed head in one hand and a sword in the other hand. Now if you look carefully, you will notice a skull necklace worn by Shiva. Here is another statue of Bhairava also from South India, his sword has been broken,  but you can clearly see how he is holding a severed head and wearing a skull necklace and his face also shows fangs in his mouth. Now when the Bhairava cult moved to Nepal, look at how his iconography evolves. Bhairava looks much more fierce, again with a sword, multiple heads in one hand and a skull garland. When Hindus moved to Indonesia, watch what happens to Bhairava. It will be hard even for Indians to identify this as Bhairava, because it almost looks completely different, but it is Bhairava. Again, fangs in the mouth, sword has shortened into a knife and yes this is a half skull and he is wearing skull garland. Now, when Hindus move to Colombia, this is what happens. Same features, fangs in the mouth, severed head in one hand and a knife in the other.

The mainstream explanation of the ancient Colombian civilization again, is that this a God which demanded human sacrifices, and experts claim that the people who lived here sacrificed human beings, as a ritual for this evil god. But this is not what it is, humans never worship something evil. The important detail is that the head he is holding belongs to an evil person and the deity is basically the destroyer of evil. This is what Shiva does, he destroys evil doers. This is why these statues were worshipped, because humans believed the god would destroy evil doers.

Here is yet another statue of Bhairava in San Agustin, shown with fangs and is wearing a skull medallion in his neck. Again quite a common representation in India, I have worked with many Bhairava followers, in the past 5 years. So, this is the statue of Bhairava in San Agustin Archeological Park but there are some very interesting features here. He is flanked by 2 guardians or doorkeepers on either side and they are both holding weapons.

This is classic Hinduism where a central deity is guarded by 2 guardians called Dwarapalakas. Very common in Hindu temples, and yes they are always shown holding weapons to protect the main deity. Even more interesting, these guardians are protected by Nagas or reptilians on top. Remember I showed you in my previous video, how 2 headed reptilian figures were carved in San Agustin.

Let’s take a look at another statue at San Agustin. It shows Thayumanavar holding a baby, but his guardians are not human at all. They are both Nagas, snakes, you can clearly see the scales, the ribs of the snakes. What is really fascinating is that, in temples in India and Sri Lanka, the naga guardians are shown as partial humanoids. They are shown with hoods of the snake but they have human features as well. When the Hindus traveled to South East Asia, we can see a distinct change in style. Now, the Naga guardians began looking almost completely like snakes, sometimes even like dragons. However, when Hinduism reached Colombia, the style has changed even more. The Nagas don’t even look like snakes. We can only identify them by certain features like their ribs and hoods at the top. This change in style is the main reason, no one has identified these Gods as Hindu Gods. They look remarkably different from the Hindu Gods of India. Because India and Colombia are very distant countries, so the style in motifs has undergone an enormous change.

But we are overlooking an important detail. All the Naga gatekeepers I showed you in India and Asia were not placed side by side with the main deity. The Nagas were usually placed as gate keepers, before you entered the temple and saw the main deity. But in San Agustin, this is not the case. You can see the Nagas are placed side by side with the statue. But when I went into the Museum of San Agustin, I saw something quite interesting.  They have a display of all the old photos and they show how these structures originally looked. And sure enough, look at how this looked before the archeologists started to  “arrange” the statues at San Agustin. The Nagas were originally placed as gatekeepers, before you entered the chamber and saw the main deity. And it appears the temple would have had multiple chambers, just like regular Hindu temples and the Nagas were placed well before entering the temple.

So, think about everything I have shown you. Is this an evil monster or an ancient doctor delivering a baby? Is this a deity which needs human sacrifice or is he a destroyer of evil doers? And these guardian doorkeepers, especially the Naga doorkeepers – a mere coincidence between Colombian and Indian civilizations? Or was San Agustin Archeological Park, an ancient Hindu temple, built thousands of years ago?

Praveen Mohan

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In Search of the Forbidden Past : Origin of Mankind | Season 1 | Episode 3

Hey guys, in the previous episode, we saw cave paintings which showed how the Nagas looked. But this evidence is simply not enough. Mainstream archeologists and historians will claim these birdmen were not Nagas but were mere human beings wearing masks. So I begin searching for more evidence near the village of Kilvaalai which is said to be the home of Vaaliyars or Nagas. I want to find something much more tangible, something which is not a cave painting, something which will prove to us how the Nagas really looked.
So, I am exploring the woods nearby. This is a very remote location and there is nobody around. This area is controlled by the Government’s forest department. I have no idea if I will find something or if this is going to be a dead end. The sun is setting fast, and wild animals may start coming out after dusk. Suddenly, I see a very different area, which strangely reminds me of Kullar caves. Remember, how Kullar caves was a flat, rocky area in the middle of nowhere? I see something very similar here: A flat plain with a rock bed underneath. This is a very large area, and looking around , it is strewn with gigantic rocks. But I don’t see anything specific, it appears to be just another prehistoric site with large rocks.
But something pulls me in a specific direction. It appears as though there is nothing, may be my instinct failed me, it is just bushes and trees. But behind them, I finally see this amazing statue. What is this? And why is it found in the middle of nowhere? It looks different than anything else I have ever seen. This is extraordinary. It is made of a white rock and immediately after laying your eyes on this, you will think of a bird or a birdman. Look at the wings, the tail fin and how it is standing upright, as though it is rising to fly in the air. Remember, how I showed you the Nagas, the winged creatures in cave paintings? Look at the similarity between the cave painting and this statue. It is not similar, it is almost identical, this cannot be a coincidence. This is definitely not a natural rock, it has been clearly carved. In fact it has been perfectly chiselled to make it flat, it is even polished.
Look, we are in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the woods, and here I see this weird stone statue. Why do I always find these crazy artifacts in the middle of nowhere? I can see modern graffiti of vandals, they have scribbled all over the statue, these guys are destroying prehistory. I take measurements, It is about 8.8 feet tall and I am sure some of it is underneath the ground. There is no way a rock can stand in this angle, almost perpendicular to the ground, unless some of it is buried in the ground. So the total height must be more than 10 feet. It is three and a half feet wide at the shortest width and 8 feet wide at the base.
Suddenly, I realize that I have found something extraordinary, this is a very very unique statue. I have found the Link between Prehistory and history. In Prehistory, human beings were living like cavemen and they did not create any religious structures like statues. Why? Because they did not have any actual religion, they did not worship Gods in form of statues. In historic period, in India, they created plenty of religious statues and carvings, I have shown you thousands of amazing statues which belong to the historic period. However, what do we see here? A pre-historic, religious statue. This must be the forerunner of all religious statues in India. We are literally staring in the face of the origin of religion. This statue is the link between prehistory and history.
And this statue DEFINITELY NOT depict a HUMAN. It does not depict a man with a mask. If this were a cave painting, archeologists will explain that it is in fact a human being with a mask. However, they cannot say that about statues. Let us compare a figure of a Naga now, from the historic period. It has wings and looks humanoid. Archeologists and historians do not claim that this is a human being with a mask. They agree that this is a god.
Perhaps this was the very first carving of Naga, and ancient Indian texts are very clear. Nagas were reptilian figures who came from a different realm. They had a snake like face and also had wings which enabled them to fly. Is it possible that such beings really arrived on our planet, thousands of years ago? As humans, we are inherently not capable of exploring the possibilities. This is the same species which believed that flying machines were impossible to build, just a hundred years ago.
Even if some mainstream experts agree that there is a possibility of aliens, the aliens should be bipedal, walking on 2 legs, and bifocal, have 2 eyes and should be about the same size as human beings. Otherwise, people cannot even imagine the concept of aliens. Why can’t they be Giants, dwarfs, or winged creatures?
See human beings have a very limited imagination. Last month I had an American friend who visited me in India and he was surprised India doesn’t have Wal-Marts.
In future, when our astronauts finally find alien life on a distant planet, they will probably look for a McDonalds to eat there. Think about it, what are the odds that aliens would walk on two legs just like human beings. So, open your mind and ask yourself, is it possible that extraterrestrial species like Nagas arrived on planet earth? This is not only a possibility, in fact, this is a sign of advanced genetic technology. This is our future as well. Today, our scientists are working, to give us wings. But where is the head of this figure? We can see it in the cave paintings, but it seems like it has been chopped off from the statue! Who destroyed it and why? Perhaps the head still lies here on the ground somewhere. While I am searching for the lost head,
,suddenly, a mysterious figure walks in. This elderly person tells me he herds cattle in the forest. In his late 70s, he still shepherds more than 30 goats and is surprised to see me in this area. I will refer to him as my “Grandpa”. Grandpa explains that this rock is known as “Visiri Paarai” in, which means “Fan rock” in English. I am immediately reminded of the fan blades, the Propellers I saw in the cave paintings. But I am not able to see any connection between the two.
I ask him about the statue.
He tells me that the temple, known as Aathili Amman temple is the oldest temple in the world. This is getting me very excited. We have already just seen a pre-historic statue, possibly the oldest religious statue in the world. Now, he tells me, he will lead me to the oldest TEMPLE in the world. What kind of a temple would this be? What kind of materials and technology would have been used to build the oldest temple in the world? I am excited, but grandpa urges me to walk faster, and tells me that the sun is setting fast. If we don’t reach the temple sooner, we could get lost in the woods.
The temple must be getting a few visitors , because at least there is a path that’s been laid out. On the way, various clothing items are strewn around. There must be a strange story behind this, which I have no idea about. Grandpa is a lot faster than me, and he is leading the way. And finally, we reach the temple. It is fascinating, because it does not look like other Hindu temples which were built much later in time. I had imagined that there would be a tower like structure, but there is nothing of that sort. It is just surrounded by tridents and bells. But let us go and find what is in the main chamber. Well it is not what is in the main chamber that amazes me. It is the chamber itself. It is a dolmen, a pre-historic stone hut! This is exactly what we saw in Kullar caves, this is a dolmen without any doubt. It is made of 3 stone slabs on the sides and one slab on top. I verified that this is the original structure, this has not been recently created but it is in fact an ancient dolmen. Inside the dolmen, a small statue, about 1 foot tall is placed inside.
Now they call it Aathili Amman, but the original name of this figure is Aadhi Amman. Meaning the “very first Mother”. What does the term “Very First Mother” mean? According to locals, all the human ancestors before her, were primitive human beings who lived in caves. And she was the very first wife of the Naga King and gave birth to the first, sophisticated human being. This is why she is known as the Mother Goddess, who was able to give birth to the modern human species. In fact, many cultures around the world have a female figure, as their mother goddess, who is believed to have given birth to modern human beings.
I am trying to decode the meaning of this story in a very detached way. My grandpa, however is totally grateful to Aathili Amman for creating the human race. Without her, his family, his ancestors and the entire society would not exist. He truly believes that this is where the Gods intermingled with primitive cavemen to create the modern human species. In fact, the depiction of Nagas taking human wives is carved in many, many Hindu temples. It is clearly shown that Nagas intermarried with human beings. Are these depictions a mere fantasy, or are they based on some truth?
We need to think deeply about this site. What happened here thousands of years ago? It is a very unconventional temple. There are clay figurines of horses, there are tridents planted everywhere. Hundreds of bells are placed around, grandpa tells me that ringing these bells will invoke the gods. When I ring the bells, the sound echoes through the woods. Lots of monkeys roam around me, hoping that I would have brought some food as offerings for the mother goddess. But I have nothing and the monkeys are disappointed.
Did human beings evolve from apes? While scientists categorically claim that modern human beings are products of pure evolution, which is a very slow process, history shows something really, really strange. Let us take a careful look at the human past.
How do historians classify the human past, into history and pre-history? All scientists agree that Human beings began walking upright nearly 200,000 years ago. Yet they remained primitive, did not know how to read or write and did not create anything substantial until a few thousand years ago. This period, this dark period, is pretty much like trying to trace the history of Chimpanzees, Chimps don’t create anything, they just live and die. Human beings were like animals for nearly 98% of the 200,000 years. This time period where there is no trace of their achievements is called the pre-historic period. And then, as though they suddenly woke up from sleep, they went from living in caves to reaching mars. This period, where we can actually trace the achievements in human development is called the historic period. This is what you read in History books.
Now what happened, that was so significant that primitive cave men transformed into modern human beings who could build great temples and great societies? I am literally standing on one of magical sites where the transformation happened. This little temple in the middle of the woods, is the place where we find history and pre-history collide. Think for a minute? Is this temple, a prehistoric or a historic site? It has all features of a historic site. It has statues, bells and tridents, but at the center, it has a prehistoric structure, a dolmen. This is quite exciting to see we have actually found the link between prehistory and history. This is monumental, because such a site is very hard to find. And what happened here?
We are literally looking at how cave men were transformed into modern human beings. And this transformation was due to the intermingling of Nagas and primitive human beings. Mainstream historians and archeologists believe that the Gods of India are fictional characters and not based on truth. The argue that while Jesus and Prophet Mohammed are historical figures who existed as a matter of fact, Hindu Gods like Nagas are products of sheer imagination. But, is it possible that Hindu Gods really came down from the sky? While other religions like Christianity and Islam were created during the historic period, Hinduism goes way back in time, and touches the pre-historic period. This is why historians and archeologists are not able to trace how this ancient religion began. Perhaps, we could understand this better, if we look at what we have found so far.
In the first episode we found small stone huts which were built by Nagas themselves. Local tribes still worship the Nagas as Gods. However, we did not know how they looked. In the 2nd episode we found the Blood stone which lead us to cave paintings which showed how the Nagas looked. They had bird like wings and used advanced technology like propellers. In this episode, we found a statue of a Naga which is similar to the cave painting depictions. Finally, we also saw that the stone hut is used as a temple and how the mother goddess gave birth to the modern human being.
But what else did the Nagas do on earth? How else did they change human beings? To find more about this, I need to study and explore the connections between history and prehistory. Grandpa gives me no clues for the next place to explore. I don’t know what I am going to do. But I need to go In Search of the Forbidden Past.

Praveen Mohan

Did Hindus become Mayans and build Shiva Temple in Colombia? David Childress From Ancient Aliens!

Hey guys, today we are gonna talk to The David Childress, the author of so many books. A person who constantly appears on Ancient Aliens TV show and so many conferences around the world. And today, we are gonna talk about Colombia, and specifically a strange site called San Agustin. Welcome David Childress. Thank You Praveen Mohan.

Originally where did the Cham come from? originally from Vietnam or ..?

No, I think they came that came from India, I think from southern India. South India? South India, yes.  What language do you think they spoke? Well they may well have spoken the Tamil language. Tamil language? Perhaps, yeah. I don’t know what language they would have spoken.. sure may well have been that. So they start from South India and they go Southeast Asia?

..so the Cham reach North America and then what happens? So the Cham are reaching North America and I believe other people are coming from thousands of years.  and the Cham are very old too.  Possess Hindu civilization, in India, many thousands of years old. I also believe they have vimanas and  they have power tools. You think they used the Vimanas to move, or you think they use Ships? Both! Just like today! Today we have airplanes, we still have ships. we are still transporting cargo around the world in ships.  Even though we have flights as well.  Sure. We even have rockets, we’re going to the moon. But we still have ships too. Well that makes more sense, okay.  Yeah there they have fleets of ships. You know, today we have so many airplanes, and giant cargo airplanes and all, military planes,  jet fighters.  I think they had Vimanas and airships and  things.  But not in numbers like today.  I mean, it was a different time.

I mean they were building craft, and they made them I’m sure, very well. They were probably very technical, maybe like a UFO. Some vimanas have wings, some were disc shaped craft. Others were cigar shaped craft or stuff like that. They would use them certainly for exploratory flights.  Even once they have established certain bases in Easter Island and Tonga into any of these places. and in  Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia.  They’re gonna come in Vimanas but they’re also sending ships. So they are using both ways. So they are in North America,  Mexico and did they remain as Chams or are they changing their names? Yeah,  now they are changing their identity and are becoming a group that began, we know archaeologists say at least from 1000 BC, what we call the Olmec people.

Olmec People?

They are pre-Mayan , they are pre-Aztec, pre-Mixtec and pre – Zapotec. These are the earliest people of a civilization in Mesoamerica. The Olmec civilization  is a very strange one. Giant statues, colossal Olmec heads. They weigh 20 tons. Perfectly cut out of basalt.  Basalt is so extremely extremely hard,  you need diamond tools,  power tools with diamonds to cut that stone. And then in My Son in Vietnam you will have this basalt also. So hard to cut .. more difficult than granite. So we have the Olmecs and the Olmecs are.. when you see them many of them look like blacks from Africa, but we have those also in Southeast Asia. Go to New Guinea you go to Solomon Islands and  Vanuatu. You have exactly the same black people there on those islands. How did they get there? Well, the Cham were bringing them.  And the Cham were many races. They were Orientals and looking very Chinese. They were people who look like they were from South India or North India as well. And then some also we’re looking very Egyptian ok? Thick moustaches and beards and others were looking like they were blacks from Africa.  So, they are  all of these different races. Yeah, you know make an interesting point you say Native Americans don’t have facial hair. That’s right, it’s well known that the Native Americans don’t have facial hair and in America and Canada, also in Mexico and in South America, they cannot grow a moustache and a beard. They do not have to shave they don’t need a razor, they can’t grow a beard.  But you see at Tiwanaku and in the Olmec sites, you see people with thick moustaches and beards, yeah.

And the famous Kon-Tiki statue that Thor Heyerdahl talked about. That’s at Tiwanaku in Bolivia. He famously has a big beard and a big moustache. you see it’s looking like that. so these were the  Olmec people and they then spread throughout Mexico on both coasts on the Pacific coast and the Atlantic coast and all the way down into Guatemala and Nicaragua. So they are going down Central America.

All through Central America and all the way to Costa Rica even to Panama they have found Olmec statues, ceramics. The Olmecs left us all kinds of things. Giant megalithic ,colossal heads weighing 20 tons made of basalt,  but also smaller statues as well, and lots of ceramics. We have a wide variety of things and they are very strange people from all over the world.  They are megalithic, and very odd sort of visages,  strange head dresses, things like that and they’re coming. They look like they’re from India and so some of these guys are Shivites too.  Others look very Egyptian even to the point where they have false beards and things.  So you see here, like Wow,  here all these different people and that’s what I claim in my book I also wrote another book called ‘Mystery of the Olmecs’ which is only about the Olmecs. but I’m also talking about them coming from there. There’s also a mixture of Xiong Chinese in there and their early writing. They have now,  archaeologists, even the Smithsonian Institution in America, they have traced the very earliest Olmec writing which is where the Mayan writing came from too. Everything that is Mayan,  including the number system the calendar and the whole hieroglyphic writing, it’s all originating from the Olmecs.  They know that. but the Olmecs in the end, they built, also the pyramids of Teotihuacan.

The base of the pyramid of Teotihuacan is built by Olmec.  It is Olmec, yeah.  And the Mayans built after that, on top of the base? The Mayans were not there. No one says that the Mayans built Teotihuacan.  It’s a mystery. Right now, archaeologists say they don’t know.  They say we don’t know who built Teotihuacan. But they don’t say it is Mayan.  The Mayan territory is farther south and more in the jungle.  You have another city farther north called Tula – it was a Toltec city.  Toltecs too have very thick moustaches and beards and things. So that’s my whole idea there that the Cham are leaving Southeast Asia. From South India to Southeast Asia,  eventually reaching Central America, Mexico becoming the Olmecs.  And they become the Olmecs.  and then what happens to them?

Okay so the Cham, they started from South India and they moved to Southeast Asia they become Olmecs in you know Mexico and Central America and then what happens to them? They continue travelling and perhaps at the same time they’re also going to Colombia. Colombia? Yes and Ecuador and Peru. They are hitting the pacific. The Cham are coming across the Pacific they’re hitting the Pacific coast of the North America and but now they’re all coming to the Pacific coast of South America too. They’re looking for gold. They are looking for gold?   Yeah just like in India, the Cham and the Vietnamese in Vietnam, and in Java and everything. It’s gold and other metals too, but gold especially. They have already high technology, I believe they have electricity. They’ve got power tools, they’re able to use diamond cutting tools to cut granite, to cut basalt. They have a technology that’s able to levitate stones. So they’re able to build with blocks of basalt or granite that are weighing 20 tons, 50 tons, even 80 or 100 tons. Building giant blocks and then as you see particularly in South America, in  Peru, Bolivia, those perfectly cut walls in Cusco, Sacsayhuaman,  Ollantaytambo,  even Machu Picchu. In fact, Machu Picchu has a sister city,  in northern Cambodia which is Preah Vihear and it has the three windows.  Yeah just like Machu Picchu. When you go to Machu Picchu,  it’s megalithic wonderfully made of granite.  And it’s  one of the most famous sites at Machu Picchu. The wall of 3 windows.  When you go to Preah Vihear the Cham city in northern Cambodia.  They have the same thing: the wall of three windows it’s just like Machu Picchu.  So yeah, the the Cham now are there in South America. They are in Peru, they are in Bolivia and they are in Colombia.  Colombia and Ecuador too.  Do you have like a specific site that really looks like a Hindu site?

Well, I would say well , Machu Picchu is in there and again the Keystone cuts are there which are in the Cham cities of My Son and Borobudur and Hampi. All these other places in South India and throughout Southeast Asia.  Now you have them also at Tiwanaku , Bolivia,  you’ve got them at Cusco – you have this at Ollantaytambo too. These are all mining areas, looking for metals, gold particularly.  And they’re finding it – this is the Andes, a great place to find gold. Much gold was taken out at Tiahuanaco and other sites in Peru and Bolivia – the Andes.  Then there is this very unusual site in Colombia which is called San Agustin. San Agustin Archeological Park?  Yeah and it is very high in the mountains of Colombia. Very much in the western part of Colombia near to the Pacific coast.  And near to Ecuador, the border of Ecuador. San Agustin even today, is a remote town, a small little town, high in the mountains. You’re going way up into the mountains to almost on top of a very lush, green, but rugged plateau. Streams are coming out and the roads are very new today.  They’ve only been around for maybe 20, 30 years and even they have only paved them in the last 10 or 15 years even. Columbia has had decades of war that is largely finished now fortunately.  So now tourists can go to this site  San Agustin. What they started finding there really about 1912. Some German archaeologists came and they started seeing these megalithic statues and things.  And then in the 20s and 30s, they began digging up these mounds and they started finding all of these huge granite statues. Those statues are there of Hindu deities. There’s a Garuda statue there. As you know. Yeah you and I were there  together.  Yeah ,you pointed out to me how there is so much Hindu iconography here, even statues of Shiva, you have the.. Garuda, Naga. The Nagas.. the doorkeepers on either side.  Even the Shiva lingams, right.  I mean you showed me some things of course that I would never have known.  That there are lingams that have faces of Shiva on them and you and I saw that . I’ve seen.. I did not know that Shiva was being depicted with the fangs.  Yeah, in South India that is the typical iconography.  In temples like Kailasa Nathar  temple, a very ancient Shiva temple in Tamil Nadu,  all Shiva statues are portrayed with fangs. And that’s what you see so much of in San Agustin.  The Guardians too have the fangs as well. Yes and then there’ll be the two Guardians and they’re holding the clubs. and you  will see that too in Candi Sukuh, the ancient Hindu temple in Java,  high in the  mountains,  is one of the oldest ruins perhaps in all of Indonesia.  So you have that.. the fangs, it would seem as you suggested and I agree with you now. This is a huge Shiva temple.  Shiva’s depicted in so many of the statues. The lingams are there.  I was like.. yes it’s a Cham place and I felt that too when I wrote my book several years ago. Is San Agustin a big part of that book?  Yeah it’s a part, it’s a it’s a chapter in here. but at the time when I wrote the book I did not know about the Fangs and Shiva.  I suspected this was a Cham site because when you are familiar with the Olmec sites in Mexico and Central America and you come to San Agustin,  you see very much similarity.  You say,  yes what is in Central America and is said to be Olmec,  the same kind of thing is here at San Agustin.  I knew it had to be a Cham site and then it was going there with you really that you were to explain to me. Really, just how much of an insight it was.  And I was I was amazed. I thought yeah. I mean everything I thought you said was completely right.  Yeah there is a lot of correlation when I look at your books, and I have looked at your  other books . Every little carving you know you’re show in your books in South America or Mexico.  I’ve seen similar carvings in Indian temples you know?  And some of them I have been showing  you..I had seen similar structures. As you saw many of these scenes at San Agustin that have Nagas or Garuda.   when you go to Vietnam and the Champa sites,  there you’re getting that iconography,  and it’s also in South India. So you’re able to see a continuity from going from South India all the way. Little changes, slowly, you know. Style changes are there, but it’s all this megalithic culture, they were excellent builders.  They’re able to move giant rocks, they’re making faces and statues that are Shivite but also of many different races. Again Orientals and you have seen this at Tiahuanaco too – People with beards, Chinese looking people,  Blacks type of people. So, yeah you are seeing all this and it is really showing that these Hindu, Shivite, Cham people. They’re crossing the Pacific, coming to the Americas,  coming to Colombia, coming to Peru and still everywhere they’re going, they are  looking for gold.  So back to the land of gold, and this is the thing at San Agustin and here in Colombia this is what you’re gonna find.  El Dorado! El Dorado, yeah.  This Colombia especially, but Peru as well. There’s so much gold, and so much mining and in the San Agustin area they’re gonna find gold.

When archeologists did excavate some of the tombs and mounds of things there,  they found lots of gold.  And many of the archaeological sites were early on robbed by a grave robbers and what they were looking for was gold as well yeah.  And they would find it . Much of this gold today is in the gold Museum in Bogota.  And that’s also where we find so many beautiful gold artifacts but also the gold Vimanas,  these gold airplanes. So we have in the Bogota gold museum, we have the gold airplanes. Lots of other Gold items. The gold museum in Bogota is said to be the largest collection of gold in the world that is on display.  And it’s all coming from the mountains around San Agustin and there’s another site called Tierradentro and other areas of the mountains too.. of Colombia as well.  So Columbia has a wealth of gold.  It too, is like Suvarna Bhumi,  the land of gold.  The land of gold, yeah.  Yes, the land of gold for the original Hindus coming from Tamil Nadu and perhaps Orissa and other places, they saw Southeast Asia as the land of gold.  But then for the Cham and the Champa,  there,  they had another land of gold and it was Colombia.. and Peru as well.  So it’s a fantastic idea but the evidence is all there . And even I think they originally must have come by Vimana. Made an aerial survey around San Agustin. They saw it as a place where three rivers were coming together, they could see this from an aerial survey. Two volcanoes are there too, so it’s a volcanic area. Volcanoes and igneous rocks is a sign of gold. That’s where you’re gonna find gold. Oh really?  Yeah, gold largely is coming out of the ground through volcanic action.  Yes, gold and all these elements are within the Earth’s crust and the magma and so when it comes out up through a volcanic activity and other things like that that’s really where we get gold deposits.

Praveen Mohan

“Bodyguard” Muneeswaran Temple – A God who prevents Road accidents?

Hey guys, while driving through the busy roads of Chennai city, I saw something very strange. There was a small temple which has plenty of new vehicles parked all around it. Look ,these are brand new vehicles, probably just bought today. Why are these cars and motorcycles parked in front of this temple? What is the name of the deity inside? His name is Bodyguard Muneeswaran, I am serious this is the actual name of the deity, and this temple is also called Bodyguard Muneeswaran temple, you can see it on the sign board.

Why would a Hindu God be called “Bodyguard Muneeswaran”, how can it have the English prefix Bodyguard attached to it? What is the story behind this? I have never seen anything like this, so I decided to go into the temple and see what was happening. Even though this is a very small temple, it is one of the most crowded temples in the city, I am told it is always full of people. There are no fabulous carvings or pillars, in fact the roof is made of modern materials. This temple is no more than a 100 years old.

Inside, there is an extremely small chamber which houses a very small statue. It is a manly figure with a large moustache. The idol is about one foot tall and is enclosed within a simple metal gate. This is the famous “Body Guard Muneeswaran”.
The main priest here does not perform the usual rituals held in other temples, this priest does something very unique. He will ask for your vehicle keys. The keys of your cars or motorcycles must be given to the priest. He collects the keys from everyone and puts them at the feet of “Bodyguard Muneeswaran.” And each vehicle owner must also give a lemon and this lemon has a unique purpose, which I will show you in a minute. The priest will now ask you to pray for an accident free life. People believe that body guard Muneeswaran not only protects the vehicle’s body but the human body as well.

Is this the end of the rituals? No, these are the rituals for the deity, but there are other rituals for your vehicles. Let us step outside and look at these rituals. There are 2nd level priests, who are posted outside. This is what they do, they take a coconut and then place a piece of camphor on top of it. The camphor is then lit and is rotated in front of the vehicle several times to ward off any evil. Now he must go around the vehicle and then the coconut is smashed open , followed by some more rotations. Then the owner or the mother of the owner gets blessed by the priest. The driver gets a sacred thread tied to his wrist, which will always give him good control of the steering wheel. The 2nd level priest would get a small donation from the devotees. Depending on the size of your donation, your car may get some smearing of sandal paste, and also a flower garland. Some people believe that tying these black ropes will save you from accidents. Lemons will be put in front of the tire and all your enemies and evil eyes will be completely squashed, like the lemon, when the vehicle starts.

If you can’t afford the donation, you can do the rituals yourself. Some people come here every day on full moon and then rotate a pumpkin in front of their vehicle to remove the evil eye effect. Finally the pumpkin will be broken in front of the vehicle to have an accident free life.

So, you can see that this is a very unique temple with a unique name and a unique set of rituals. But what is the story behind this deity and the temple? How could a Hindu God have the English term bodyguard attached to it?

Today, almost everyone believes that this deity has the prefix Bodyguard because he acts as a personal bodyguard to save your life, like a guardian angel. Even the priests do not know how this name has become attached to the deity. But this was not a satisfactory answer to me, so I walked around, trying to find more information. And I found something quite interesting on the same road. There is something called a Bodyguard’s Mosque.

This is really weird because while Hindus are traditionally flexible with their religion, Muslims are not. So, how could they name a mosque as “Bodyguard’s mosque”. Upon closer inspection, I found something even more interesting. The name of the mosque is called “Governor’s Bodyguard Mosque”.

This is fantastic information, because the name Governor’s Bodyguard actually refers to the cavalry, a group of soldiers who were stationed here during British time to protect the Governor. So the Governors bodyguards actually lived here for many years. I found out that the name of this road, which is now renamed as Pallavan Salai, was originally called Bodyguard Lines Road during the time of the British.

Hindu temples are always prefixed with the name of the place to make it easy to identify the location of the temple. This is originally why this temple was called Bodyguard Muneeswaran temple, because it is located on Bodyguard Lines Road and Muneeswaran is a popular deity in South India who has been worshipped for more than a 1000 years. This temple was named Bodyguard Muneeswaran temple merely as a landmark. However, in the last 50 years, people have completely forgotten why this name has come about. And they have created all sorts of myths and legends around it.

Even Wikipedia shows that someone got into an accident a 100 years ago after disrespecting the deity, which is why this name has been given, but there are no references to support this claim, the links are dead. When this temple was initiated, it was merely a temple for the God Muneeswaran. However, in the last 50 years, when the road’s name got changed and when people began getting “civilized”, they started to attribute various superstitions to the prefix bodyguard.

People started believing that this deity would act as a personal bodyguard as a guardian angel. Some people believe he protects the bodies of vehicles from getting damaged. Now, this belief has spread all over the city. Every person must come here immediately after buying a new vehicle. And if you have repeated accidents, you need to come here and get his blessings, this will remove any curses or black magic spells.

There is even a small shop inside the temple now. It sells Country Cigars, which are bought by devotees and offered to the deity. There are custom made items created to hang in front of your vehicle to safeguard you. These big black ropes must be hung in front of the car to protect you, etc. But the truth is, this is the age old deity Muneeswaran, simply placed on the old Bodyguard Lines Road.

Praveen Mohan

Sallekhana – Secret ‘Enlightenment’ Caves found in Ancient Tirumalai Temple?

Hey guys, today I am going to show this ancient site called Tirumalai, there are several structures on top of the hill and we also have some structures at the bottom, let us look at the bottom structures first. There are several temples which look like Hindu temples, but they belong to the religion of Jainism.
This whole place is beaming with energy, it has more than 30 small chambers and caverns. Let us go into this doorway and see what’s inside. As we can see these doorways are remarkably small, it is not easy to enter through them. But what’s inside is just fantastic, there are carvings of several Jain Gods. These are at least 1000 years old. This type of carving is called Bas-relief where they leave the background, the rock face, as it is, and just carve 2 dimensional figures which seem to come out of the rock surface. Jains were the masters of carving Bas-relief. This is a female goddess standing under a tree. But the tree looks totally exotic, what kind of tree is this? And What are these rectangular slots doing here? I have already explained this in another Jain site called Kalugumalai which also has fascinating carvings. Ok, let us go to some of the sacred chambers used by Jain Monks, we are going to see some very strange things inside. Brick walls are constructed alongside natural caverns.
The chambers in almost all Jain temples are very small. These chambers were used for several reasons. One of the purposes is this: The monks needed to meditate in order to attain to achieve eternal bliss. Jain monks would perform long meditation known as Samayika and would be completely conscious of the present time, thereby eliminating the existence of the past and the future. These chambers were used for practicing this type of concentration, this form of meditation is considered a stepping stone to achieve enlightenment.
But there are even darker chambers. These chambers are very different. Inside, we don’t find statues of Gods, but rather a seat or a chair and some simple stone beds. How was it used? Some locals claim it was used for Sallekhana. What is Sallekhana? In jainism, some monks fasted to death, by slowly reducing the intake of foods and liquids. They would slowly become thin and eventually die a voluntary death. Even though some people have criticized this as ritualistic suicide, Jains maintain that this is a means of destroying rebirth and Karma. Now, you may think these are all practices which existed in the distant past, but no, Sallekhana is a practice still followed today. It is estimated that 240 Jains die of Sallekhana every year, even in our times. Today, even talking about suicide or death is considered taboo, but all ancient Indian religions maintain that every person had a right to voluntarily choose death. And this was a chamber where Sallekhana was practiced by Jains, they would predominantly stay in this chamber and slowly starve to death. Ok, now let us take a look at the ceiling. The ceilings are painted with natural vegetable colors, they have some really fascinating paintings here. However, certain paintings have been intentionally destroyed by the British, I have explained this in my previous video about Vimana technology.
I have always wondered why the darkest chambers always have the best paintings. Through the silky spider web, we can see this protrusion on the wall. It was used to fit a door. Imagine putting a solid door on this already dark chamber. It would become pitch black. Stucco structures are quite fascinating. There are Paintings which show monks. The flowerlike patterns on the ceilings are quite amazing. Imagine how bright it must have been when it had been freshly painted. Here we can see banana flowers, sometimes called banana blossoms.
One strange this is that the ceiling is less than 5 feet tall. I am unable to stand upright. Why was the ceiling designed so low? What is the secret behind this? This is a natural overhanging rock. You think it is an artificial ceiling because it is completely covered with paintings. But only the walls are made of bricks and mortar, the ceiling is a natural one. This is much more evident when you look at it from the outside. The cavern becomes shorter and shorter in height making it impossible to go any further. However, there may be more paintings in other areas.
In one of the walls, there is a fascinating painting which shows a monk sitting in the center surrounded by a variety of people and even animals are sitting around him. This is called Samavasarana a divine preaching hall of enlightened Jain monks. These are Jain nuns known as Aryikas. Here are the family women. Now, look how even their jewels are shown with the smallest details. They are painted white, indicating pearls and diamonds. We can even see different skin tones of monks, Black, White and brown people were all here. Remember, today less than 1% of Indians are jains, but once upon a time, it was a flourishing religion and it brought foreigners from various countries to learn about meditation and enlightenment.
Now, let us go down and look at what is at the ground level. We have several small chambers which house various Jain Gods. In my channel I have shown you thousands of Indian Gods and Goddesses, but you have probably never seen this one. This is the fabulous Goddess called Jwalamalini, also known as Jwalamukhi. She sits on a buffalo or a bull with 8 arms.
I have already shown you the temple’s main chamber in my last video, so I am going to skip that. Looking around, you see something strange: Why is the archeological department fencing these rocks? Because they have priceless ancient inscriptions. There are lots of rocks in this hill which are covered with writings about what happened here a thousand years ago. There is so much history here and it is said that inscriptions about ancient technology are found on top of the hill. So, let us go to the top of the hill and see what is up there. There are more than a 100 steps, and it is a steep climb. Once you are at the top, the very first structure, is this brick structure with metal doors.
But if you look Inside, there is a giant carving of a figure carved on the rock face of a hill. Who is he? His name is Neminatha, a very popular god. This is huge, about 52 feet tall, and is standing completely unclad on a lotus shaped pedestal. This is the largest ancient statue of Neminatha in the world. But this is not the top of the hill, this is situated halfway in the middle. Jains usually have something interesting on the very top of the hill. It is very typical of Jain sites to carve footprints of Gods at the very top. As you can see, this is exactly what we find at the hill top. There is not one pair of footprint, but several pairs of footprints carved on rocks. The entire hill needs to be explored, as the monks would have made carvings and inscriptions on many rocks. What made the monks turn an entire hill into a sacred site? Does this site have some kind of mysterious energy? This entire territory followed Jainism once upon a time. How did such a place lose its importance? Why did this whole area, once flourishing with Jainism, completely forget about such an amazing religion?

Praveen Mohan

Ancient Temple of Time Travel Found in India?

Hey guys, today we are going to look at this temple called Panchavarnaswamy temple and from the outside it looks just like an ordinary temple built in the last century, but it is actually at least 2000 years old. What is really fascinating to me is the design of this temple. It is designed in a way that normal visitors see normal carvings and if you are a serious researcher, there are carvings which are baffling, and they are all carved in the dark corners of the temple. Today, even though the temple has electric lights, the strangest carvings still lurk in deep, dark areas and these carvings have no explanation until now.

Let us take a look at this carving. It has a figure which has the head of an elephant standing upright. You may think this is the popular Hindu God Ganesha but it is not, because this is a female figure and Ganesha is a male god. And what is even more interesting is that it has wings like an eagle, you can even see the feathers. Now, look at the legs, these are long, slender cylindrical feet which defy any explanation. What could this possibly be? Even Today, scientists have not been able to create such a species through genetic engineering, we do not have enough technology to do this as of today. But 100 years from now, we could easily create a species like an elephant with wings. Believe it or not, scientists are said to be secretly working even to create human beings with wings. It is estimated that this will be achieved in less than 200 years from now. And this is exactly what we see here in this carving. At first look I thought it was just a regular mother playing with a baby, but upon looking carefully. I realized that she has wings, ready to fly.

While these carvings seem to show developments in the future, here is a carving which shows something from a distant past.  This animal you see here is a type of Saber-toothed Cat, sometimes even known as Saber toothed Tiger. This particular species is called Thylacosmilus. The Thylacosmilus looks like a modern day lion or tiger, but the main difference is its exceptionally long upper canine teeth. This carving undoubtedly shows this particular species with protruding fang like teeth and a long  tail. If you compare this carving with the modern day recreation of this animal using fossil evidence, we can see that they are almost identical. However, here is the problem: all experts agree that this species become extinct 2.5 million years ago. And historians and archeologists tell us that his temple was built about 2000 years ago. In order for sculptors to carve such an animal, they must have seen the Thylacosmilus. So how did sculptors accurately carve this animal 2000 years ago, even though the species became extinct 2.5 million years ago?

Think about this: How can a temple contain both futuristic carvings and carvings from a distant past? The only way someone could record something from both future and past accurately, is by doing time travel. Were ancient builders in India capable of Time Travel? Is there more evidence of Time Travel in Hinduism?

What is remarkable is that the ancient text called Bhagavata Purana not only describes Time Travel, but also the concept of Time Dilation accurately, even though we think that Albert Einstein was the first person to clearly understand this. According to the text, a king and his daughter make an interstellar journey to see Lord Brahma who lives in a different planet. They had to wait for a short while before meeting Lord Brahma, and when the King talks about the issues he is currently facing on earth, Lord Brahma begins to laugh loudly and explains that that time runs differently on different planes of existence. Lord Brahma explained that during the seemingly short time the King and his daughter experienced through the interstellar visit, more than one hundred and sixteen million years had passed on earth. So, he tells them when you go back, all your friends on earth, enemies and their sons and all their descendants would have died long time ago, no one even knows about their names anymore.  Of course, until 1900s people regarded this story as a baseless fantasy with no logic and then Einstein comes along and explains Time Travel and Time Dilation and now even scientists agree that yes, this is a pretty accurate description of Time Travel and Dilation.

But what really amazes me is that this temple even has a carving of Brahma in his planet. And it looks completely exotic, it doesn’t resemble the earth. Brahma looks humanoid but he has this strange, long beard and his dreadlock like hairdo is coming down to his waist. The Tree shown in this planet does n’t look like a regular tree, this actually looks more like a brain, and the trunk resembles the brain stem – this somehow seems to signify the consciousness or spirituality and what is this tree connected to? A mysterious lingam, often explained as a source of unlimited power.  Perhaps Brahma is tapping into this bigger power source and taking some power in his own portable device. He holds a mysterious hand bag and note that this ancient hand bag does not touch the ground. We see this depiction again and again not only in ancient Indian temples, but in civilizations around the world. The Gods and saints of all ancient civilizations carry a mysterious bag which never touches the ground – a standard procedure we use for all batteries today. Was this bag some kind of a power source?

Now, why did ancient builders design this temple in such a way that all these strange carvings are located in dark areas where normal visitors do not see them? The more I look, the stranger the carvings get. Remember I showed you the carving of a bicycle? This carving is also from the same temple. To normal visitors, these carvings are not visible at all, but were they left as clues to be seen by researchers like me? Were ancient builders capable of time travel, is this why we see carvings of the distant past and future? How else could they carve genetically engineered hybrids as well as extinct animals?

Perhaps the key to all these questions can be found on the ceiling of this temple.  Usually the ceilings of temples contain complex cymatic patterns, but when I look at the ceiling of this temple, there is something out of the ordinary, there is not much light in this area.. but do you see what it is? Does it have the answer to this important question:  Were ancient builders capable of Time Travel and Interstellar Travel?

Praveen Mohan

Aiyanar – The Guardian God of All Villages

Hey guys, today we are going to look at a very unique deity from the villages of South India. This figure sitting on the horse is known as Aiyanar and is considered as the protector of village people. As you can see, he looks quite fierce with a fascinating head dress, holding a shield in one hand and a knife in the other. Look at where his leg is, it is resting on the head of one of his body guards – showing the complete submission of this bodyguard to the deity Aiyanar.

These type of depictions are common in villages where the Gods are symbols of absolute power. What is interesting is that he also has 2 dogs in the front. Look at how ferocious they look and even their skin looks almost like they have seen a lot of action. This deity is usually portrayed as a very manly figure reeking of masculinity. The main deity is male, sporting a large moustache, both his body guards are male. His dogs are also male and so is his horse. This is a typical symbol of total dedication to fighting and war, like a team of spartans.

What is interesting is that Aiyanar is also known as Aiyapan in other parts and generally women are not allowed to touch this statue or enter his temple premises. In ancient statues, Ayyanar is depicted with a band known as Yogapatta on his knee. There is usually a trident placed in front of this deity. Ayyanar shrines are usually located at the peripheries or boundaries of villages. This statue is probably about 15 feet tall, but there are much larger statues of Aiyanar placed in other villages. Aiyanar figures are also seen outside India and Sri Lanka, recent excavations have revealed that Aiyanar was also worshiped in other Asian countries – many terracotta Aiyanar figures were excavated.
In some temples, he is shown holding a crooked stick instead of a knife. This weapon is called Chendu in ancient Tamil language – this is a whip like weapon. Also, in remote areas, there are depictions of many other Hindu gods and saints underneath him, to show that he is superior to all gods. In other temples, he is shown as a guardian to other Gods. So, what is the origin of this deity?

He is supposed to have been a real figure who came from Mount Kailash, the sacred mountain which is considered the home of Lord Shiva. He traveled to South India and protected the villages of South India. Even today, there are many villagers who worship him as the main deity. These village groups are sometimes referred to as the Aiyanar Cult. Their rituals are quite different from other Hindu rituals. Sometimes, they choose a person and push him or her into a trance like state. Then this person would become a vessel of this deity and would be able to answer the questions about future or even talk to human beings who passed away.

Praveen Mohan