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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 also click on the bell button to get all the updates. Please give this video a thumbs up and share it with your friends and I will talk to you soon. Bye!

-Praveen Mohan


Vettuvan Koil – Model of Kailasa Temple Found in South India?

Hey guys, today let’s take a look  at this magnificent structure called Vettuvan Koil in India. The specialty  of this temple is that it is entirely carved out of one solid rock, just like the Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves. Most temples are built by adding stone blocks and  pillars, but this temple was created by removing or scooping out a part of the hill. Remember the Kailasa Temple is world famous, and the technology employed there is beyond belief, but this temple which is relatively unknown raises a very important question.

Is it possible that this temple was built as a model, a prototype of the Kailasa Temple? The similarities between these 2 temples are uncanny. Both were built on hills. Archeologists say both were built at the same time, during 8th century A.D. This temple employs the same rock cutting technology which used a top to bottom cutting approach like the Kailasa Temple. Look at how they removed the rocks on three sides, this is the same technique in Both temples. If you fall from here, you will be dead but the height of this temple is actually 1/4th of the height of Kailasa Temple. This is exactly 25 feet tall and Kailasa Temple is 100 feet tall. This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva, just like the Kailasa Temple. The carvings in this temple are nearly identical to the carvings in Kailasa. Both face precisely to the east. The only difference is that Kailasa Temple is much larger and contains, many many complex structures attached to it, while this temple contains just the main tower.

Today, before we build anything, we create a simpler small scale model called a prototype. Creating a simple prototype helps us understand the difficulties of building larger structures. Was the Vettuvan Koil Temple built as a small scale model of Kailasa Temple? Is this why it is exactly 4 times shorter and is this why they both have so many similarities?  Most experts don’t think ancient builders used 3d models before constructing actual temples. But we have solid evidence that they were using 3d models. Look at this ancient  carving, here is a figure holding a small 3d prototype of a temple. This shows that planning and modeling existed thousands of years ago.

Just like how we create small scale models today, the ancient builders were also building smaller structures before venturing out to create masterpieces like Kailasa Temple.

But who really built this Vettuvan Koil? While archeologists claim it was built by Pandyan Kings in 8th century, they offer little or no evidence to support this theory. In fact, this is the only monolithic structure among the Pandyan temples, which makes this claim highly dubious. If they did make such a temple in the 8th century, why  did they not create more of such temples in the next few centuries of their rule?

Why haven’t historians found one stone inscription or palm leaf manuscript supporting this view? If any king made such an amazing temple, he would have definitely recorded it on the walls of this temple, but nothing is found.  This plaque on site, put up by authorities, talks about Pandyan Kings, but provides absolutely nothing related to this temple.

Locals not only deny the involvement of Pandyan Kingdom, but also reveal something extraordinary. They say that the entire temple was built by just one man, within 48 days. Legend has it that there was a competition between a father and son, and while the father built this temple on the top of the hill, the son built another temple at the bottom of the hill.

I will show you the temple at the bottom in a different video, but the amount of rocks removed in this monolithic temple is about 25,000 tons of solid granite. How did one man scoop out such a large amount of rock in just 48 days? What kind of technology was used? And why was such a brilliant structure suddenly abandoned and was left unfinished?  Was it built as a small scale tryout before building the Kailasa Temple?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

3000 Year Old Temple shows Advanced Technology? Uthirakosamangai, India

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

-Praveen Mohan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-Praveen Mohan

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

– Praveen Mohan

Prototype of Kailasa Temple Discovered? Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Hey guys, let’s take a look at this unique temple complex called PanchaRatha in India, and I am gonna show you some solid evidence that this was the model of Kailasa Temple. But how could these 5 individual structures even begin to be the model of Kailasa Temple, which is the largest Monolithic structure in the world, carved out of a single rock? Because these individual temples are not really individual structures, they are all carved out of one solid block of stone. This entire complex, the 5 towers, the elephant, and everything else is carved from one single rock, just like Kailasa Temple. For example, we can see these 2 towers, which really look like individual structures, but if you look at the base, we realize that they are not separate rocks. A considerable part of Pancha Ratha is actually still underneath the sand, that has accumulated over many centuries,  and underneath we have the base of one solid rock. This makes Pancha Ratha, one of the largest Monolithic temples in the world, just like Kailasa Temple. If you aren’t familiar with Kailasa Temple, you can click on the top right corner of the video to see how it was created with advanced technology.

If we calculate the width and height of the rock that existed before the creation of these structures, it would look like this..a hill, made of granite. The only way to create these pyramidal structures, is by scooping out tons and tons of rock, starting from the top, just like Kailasa Temple. And not one piece of rock has been added to this complex, from outside.

But Pancha Ratha is a much more mysterious site than Kailasa Temple itself. This complex has not only baffled tourists, but also historians and archeologists. Till date, experts do not know why these structures were built. What do I mean by this? These are temples made for worshipping Gods, right? No, they were not created as religious structures at all. If you look at the base of each of this tower, you will see a large stone structure called a Kalasam. In every Hindu temple, these Kalasams are placed on top of the tower, and all religious worship begins only after this Kalasam has been placed on top. However, in Pancha Ratha, all these Kalasams are deliberately carved at the base, and the top of the towers are left empty without these structures, clearly indicating that the Pancha Ratha was not a place of religious worship.

Archeologists confirm that this was not created as a place of worship, and believe that it was built as a model, or a prototype. A prototype of what? They don’t know the answer to this question, but if we analyze carefully, we can clearly see that this was the prototype of Kailasa Temple.

There are 5 types of towers in Pancha Ratha, which match exactly with the 5 towers of Kailasa Temple.  The Kailasa Temple is so large that these 5 towers are not even visible from the ground. But if you go on top of the mountain, we can see these 5 towers, each with distinct style, exactly matching the towers of Pancha Ratha.

If you look at the base of Kailasa Temple, it is shaped like a chariot, pulled by a series of Elephants and Lions. And at Pancha Ratha you can see the identical features. The only difference is in the size, the animals look much smaller because Pancha Ratha is a smaller prototype of the Humongous Kailasa Temple. The carvings of various Gods are also identical in both the temples.

And here you can see this beautiful Elephant at Pancha Ratha, standing beside the towers, and you can see the same figure at Kailasa Temple as well. Of course you can see how invaders tried to destroy this elephant, but couldn’t succeed. They tried to destroy the Kailasa Temple and just gave up, because Kailasa Temple is indestructible. What’s interesting is that, the Pancha Ratha was also tested by a destructive force, much more powerful than human beings. It was hit by a massive Tsunami in 2004, and while the newer temples built in the last few centuries were destroyed, this structure doesn’t even have a scratch on it. There is something fundamentally different about these ancient structures like Pancha Ratha and Kailasa Temple, they are simply indestructible by nature or by human beings.

There are many more similarities between Pancha Ratha and Kailasa Temple. Archeologists estimate they were both built around the same time, about 1300 years ago, although they think Pancha Ratha was built roughly 50 years earlier than the Kailasa Temple. All these evidences prove that Pancha Ratha was in fact built as the model of Kailasa Temple, but here is the baffling problem. They are both separated by a distance of 800 miles, and all historians say they were built by completely different kings, who had no contact with each other. How could the prototype be built in the South of India, while the Main structure was built in North India, by people who were completely disconnected to each other? The only possibility is that both these structures were created by the same builders, and these builders must have possessed advanced technology.

I mean, even today, it is hard to imagine how the entire temple complex of Pancha Ratha was created out of one solid rock. What kind of technology was used to create this prototype? Archeologists will say these were created by hard work of human beings, using simple tools like chisels and hammers. But is it possible to create structures like these with just simple tools? If ancient builders really used some kind of advanced stone cutting technology, can we find evidence of it in the same complex?

Nearby,  we can see a massive rock that has been sliced in half, like a loaf of bread. It is more than 12 feet tall and 18 feet wide. You can see no chisel marks, no series of tool marks for placing wedges, like what we see in newer temples. What we see is one cut, like slicing butter, on a huge granite block, which is one of the hardest rocks in the world. How was this possible, at least 1300 years ago? I mean, what kind of technology was used to cut a rock of this size? Archeologists offer no explanation as to how such cutting is possible, but I’ve shown you many examples of ancient machining technology, you can click on the top right corner of the video to see it.

So, what do you think? Was Pancha Ratha built as a model of Kailasa Temple? Were these ancient structures built with primitive tools or advanced technology? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Praveen Mohan

The Secret of the Drinking Rock, Mahabalipuram, India – 2000 Year Old Secret


Hey guys, I am at Mahabalipuram in India and here is a large rock that is popularly called “the drinking rock” where locals gather and have some drinks at night. You can see that broken bottles have completely covered the rock. That’s a broken lighter & it looks like somebody threw up last night, must have been a wild party. Now, why would I bitch about people having a good time on an isolated rock? Well, here is the catch: This is the top of a very ancient monument. Underneath the ground, is a large temple with valuable history. Right here, you can see the writings in an ancient language which was last used by Pallava kingdom, which ended around 900 A.D. So obviously the inscription on it is at least 1100 years old,  although, I estimate it to be a much older structure and I’ll explain that towards the end of the video.

You can see these writings have already been partially damaged, and I am yet to decode what these words mean, but why would I say there is an ancient temple underneath?  Let me turn my camera and show you what’s there a few hundred feet away. You can see a large boulder there. Let’s take a closer look at what that big rock is all about.

In 2004,  when Tsunami hit this place, this place was completely submerged under water. But the real surprise came,  when the water receded, because it uncovered this temple. Look around,  they have found a massive structure with brick work, granite and a lot of other material.  Archeologists estimate this temple to be around 2000 years old. You see this line right here, before the Tsunami only what’s above that line was visible and everything below it was buried under ground. People imagined that this was just another rock too. Now, look closely near the top of the boulder. You will see similar writings on top of this rock as well, just like the drinking rock. So before the Tsunami in 2004, this temple would have looked very similar to the drinking rock.

There are other similarities as well. You can see this line here that goes all the way from the top to the sides. Lines like these were cut in ancient times to get the rock marked for carvings.  Now, let’s get back to the drinking rock and you’ll see a similar line here as well. It is a mystery, how they cut these fine lines without any wedges or chisel marks.  Right next to the drinking rock, you can also see other rocks cut with wedge marks. The same wedge marks and rock cuttings are also found in the temple that was recently uncovered. I’ve shown you how the ancient people used water and wedges to cut rocks in a different video called ancient rock cutting technology.

Now what must have happened 1100 years ago? A massive tsunami would have hit this area and basically buried all these temples. Those who survived must have carved these writings to mark them as temples buried underneath. This theory makes a lot of sense because when the temples were in use, there is no reason to make these carvings on top of the temple. Because at that time, the ground level was there, not up here. And nobody would have been able see those carvings. So, if the writings were done after the temples went underground and if they were written in this ancient language, that pushes the age of the temples much farther than 1100 years. It is very likely that this temple is also 2000 years old, just like the one nearby.

So, it should be obvious that these writings, cuttings and wedge marks are not random coincidences and the drinking rock is an ancient temple, patiently waiting to be uncovered. I hope there is no need for another tsunami and if this video gets shared enough, archeologists might excavate it. At least they can put a fence around it, to prevent future damage.

I hope you enjoyed the secret of the drinking rock. I am Praveen Mohan, Please do share this video, leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you soon.