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Hey guys, today we are going to a very unique site. We are going to a tribal temple. I have shown you hundreds of temples but there are temples which are still used by tribes of India. And we are going to look at a specific tribe called the Todas.
As you can see this is a weird looking spire and this is one of the temples of the Todas. Let’s go take a look and see what’s up there but I have to take off my shoes because this is holy grounds. The Toda temples are shrouded in mystery. They come from pre-historic times and Thodas are still a very primitive tribe. There is only about 1500 of them, alive. They do not interact with the outside world. And their temples are very secretive.
What is inside these temples? Why are they maintained in such a secretive manner? As you can see this is the entrance and it is blocked with a rock and I am going to try and see what is inside. I am not able to open this. What could possibly be inside that is so secretive? So you can see this is not opening. I am trying to open this.. What could possibly be inside?
Let me see if I can find an opening where I can show you what’s inside. This has never been seen by anybody outside the Todas. I don’t see any openings I can use to show you what’s inside this temple. So what else is there? Is there anything? This is .. There is a hole. And it looks like it is going in really deep. But there is no light. Let me see… I have no idea what’s inside. … But it is really deep and I don’t have enough lights to show you what’s inside. What could possibly be inside?
Why have the tribes maintained these temples in complete secrecy? There must be something very important here. But we don’t know what it is? And I am not able to find it. Some claim that Thodas worship aliens. Some claim there are underground chambers beneath the Toda temples. The thoda temples have been very mysterious places for many centuries. Some claim there are no idols inside Toda temples. Others claim there are 2 idols inside Thoda temples and these 2 idols look like Grey Aliens. There are 2 Gods worshipped by Thodas. One of them is called Pithi and there is another god who is the son of Pithik, known as Aan. According to Thodas the God Pithik created all of Humanity.
Todas have strange customs. Thodas practice something called Polyandry. Now what is polyandry? It is almost the opposite of Polygamy. Now, in Polygamy a husband usually has multiple wives and modern-day sociologists and anthropologists think that this is somehow an oppressive male chauvinistic practice. But Todas practice something called polyandry where a single woman is allowed to have multiple husbands. In fact, a typical Toda woman is allowed to marry even her husband’s brothers.
Toda’s marriage practices are very strange indeed. A typical Toda couple should have a ‘live-in’ relationship for at least a year and make sure the girl gets pregnant for at least about .. she should be about 6 months pregnant before the priest can .. their marriage. So, the couple will not get married unless the girl gets pregnant.
Now, even though the marriage practices give a lot of preference to women, women are not allowed to go into the Toda temples. In fact, I am standing inside the outer fence of a Thoda temple, but none of the Toda women are even allowed to come beyond this fence. It is said that women can be very emotional and they can get very curious and end up going inside the temple and see what is inside. To prevent them from getting curious, and actually looking at what’s inside the temple, Thoda community have prevented all women from going beyond this outer circumference.
Guys, as you can see this another temple of the Todas. But we are not at all allowed to go inside. Thodas claim that their houses, the rainbow shaped houses, are modelled after the home of their god Pithi. Now, some people claim that there is a cave in this area which is still considered the home of God Pithik. Is it possible that there is still a cave, where the god Pithi actually came from? Thodas live in rainbow shaped huts known as Munds. A typical mund would be 10 feet tall, 18 feet long and 9 feet wide.
Thodas have strange social customs also. A youngster would have to fall on his knees and bow in front of an elder. And an elder would typically take his right leg and put it on top of the youngster’s head. As you can see.. this monument, this thoda monument, has some inscriptions, and here we can see the letter aum in Tamil. The thodas speak a very different language. It is very similar to the ancient language of Tamil but it is not Tamil. As you can see, they still have writings which are in Tamil.
So how do the Todas survive in modern days? Believe it or not, Thodas still do not use money. They only use barter system. Every Thodas family at least a dozen buffalos.. water buffalos. And they get dairy products and milk from these buffalos and exchange it with other communities where they can get rice and other vegetables. This is how they still survive. Most of them still do not use any form of money.
Hey guys, today we are going to see a very strange ancient temple in South India. The temple houses something very unique. Some people think this is an underground well. Some people think there is something hidden underground inside the structure. From the air, on the eastern side of the temple complex, we can see a mysterious Keyhole shaped structure. There is a long rectangular structure and there is a circle on one end. This looks very similar to a modern day key hole. What is this structure? and why is the circle, covered with a metal fence?
When I walked towards the temple entrance, my initial thought is that, this structure does not look like a Hindu temple at all. It is a square structure made of granite without the typical pyramid shaped towers. There is something strange about this place which needs to be investigated. When I entered the temple complex, I saw several sick people praying inside, as they believe they could be healed by the energy from this temple.
When I walked towards the underground structure, I was surprised to see that not only was the circular part of the structure fenced, even the rectangular structure has a metal gate, and it is also locked! When I peeked through, I could see there are steps going inside, probably about 100 feet below ground level. Where do the steps lead? What will I find? More importantly, I was told the keeper who has the key for this gate, has left for the day, so it is impossible to access this.
Inside the structure, there are solid granite steps which are many centuries old. The walls have been renovated with bricks and mortar recently. There are dried leaves and trash on these steps, no one has used them in many months. What is on the other end? Will it lead me to an underground tunnel which has ancient secrets? There is also an arch on top, which probably housed some kind of an idol or even a device. As I went deeper, I could finally see something on the surface. It is water. My camera is messing up because of low light. When I finally reached the end, I could see a diamond shape cut inside a square. It is filled with water. There is a large cylindrical structure built around it which goes all the way to the top, to the ground level. Is this merely a water well? If so, why the complicated Key hole structure? Even more importantly, what is the need to put gates and locks on all sides, so no one can access it? There is some strange energy in the waters, it feels amazing to be here. There is definitely something which we do not understand.
To understand this better, I decided to learn more about the temple. When I spoke to the locals, I realized that this complex was originally, not built as a temple at all. It was a secret place where the general public was not allowed to enter. This was a place where only Siddhars could enter and work in complete secrecy. Siddhars are saints, who invented various medicines and practiced alchemy. This was the place where medicines and strange chemicals were prepared and people with serious diseases were cured. This is why it does not have the regular look of a Hindu temple. Only in the last few hundred years, the site has been opened to the general population, and has been turned into a regular temple.
It is known as Marundheeswarar temple which literally means ‘Temple of Divine Medicine’. But there is something much more interesting than this. The temple has a flag post which is said to emit some kind of mysterious radiation. At the base of the post, there is a small rectangular pit, which is filled with a type of dust. This soil or dust is considered medicine, a curative powder which can heal many diseases. People who visit the temple, take the dust home. Farmers take some of this before they start farming and put it in their farmland for bigger and better yields.
All this sounds amazing, but how can soil or dust in this site, magically acquire medicinal properties? I mean what did the Siddhars do here? Nearby, there is a small cemetery where various Siddhars are buried. This place is considered a spiritual site and many people come here and perform meditation. There are many Siddhars who lived here as we are able to see many of their tombs. The Siddhars have a tradition of apprenticeship and they were taught how to mix various herbs and chemicals to create different compounds.
Originally, the Siddhars placed a large cylinder called ‘Oushadha Lingam’ inside the underground structure, right in the middle of the water. This cylindrical lingam was not made of stone, but was made of 9 types of chemicals which are poisonous if consumed individually, but when fused together, have great healing properties. The chemicals which made up the lingam would very slowly dissolve in the water, making the water have healing properties. This is why this entire structure is known as ‘Oushadha Theertham’ which means ‘Healing Waters’. Siddhars would take this water every day, and pour it into the rectangular pit, and the wet soil would retain the medicinal properties. So, this is the actual science behind how the Siddhars magically turned soil into medicine. The Siddhars even took patients who were in serious condition, into the underground keyhole and even bathed them in this water. Of course the Lingam itself has vanished, either it collapsed due to centuries of dissolving in water, or people stole it for personal greed, no one knows.
And remember, I initially questioned about the strange shape of the underground structure. Why is it designed like a Keyhole? Now, we can understand why it was designed like this. If there was a large cylinder which acted as a lingam, this entire Key hole shape was designed as a Yoni. In Hinduism, the lingam, the cylinder, is always complemented with a groove around it. If you look at any lingam and Yoni from top, you will see the same shape, it will look like a Key hole.
Finally, why is this underground structure kept under lock and key? I mean, since the lingam is gone, why is everyone prohibited from accessing it? Locals claim that while this water acts as medicine to sick people, it is also dangerous for healthy people. It is reported that the water here is unusually heavy and normal people get really sick if they drink it. Locals say that goats or cows may enter this well and drink this water and end up with serious ailments because the water is too heavy. This is why it is locked on all sides. Water becoming heavy? This looks like mumbo jumbo, but when I researched this I found something unbelievable.
Normal water is H2O, but there is something called heavy water which is D2O also known as Deuterium oxide. Normal hydrogen atom is just made of one proton and one electron, but in heavy water, there is a neutron that gets added to it, making it twice as heavy. Today, we are able to produce heavy water in labs. But if you look at the effects of heavy water, you will be shocked because they are telling us the same effects as what the locals here are talking about. If a person is healthy and consumes heavy water, he will become sick. However, the reverse is also true. Scientists have now discovered that, for people with serious illnesses such as cancers, consuming deuterium actually heals them. Perhaps we could find more if we dive into the water, perhaps the lingam is still in there?
Hey guys, today I am going to show you a mysterious phenomenon that is happening in the Arunachalesvara temple in the town of Tiruvannamalai. This temple is very old, at least 1300 years old, The unusual thing about this temple is that there is a lingam in the main chamber, and it emits an enormous amount of heat. Nobody has been able to explain this until now. Like all Hindu temples, the main idol is situated in the central chamber inside this temple, but this lingam somehow radiates a lot of heat. As we approach the main chamber where the lingam is contained, you can feel the temperature rising. Notice how the entire stone walls have turned completely black because of constant radiation. You can see multiple fans placed all around, trying to cool the place down, but the place remains much hotter than the outside, all the time. It is extremely hot even during winter time inside the main chamber.
When I visited this temple, Initially, I thought no one felt the rise in temperature except me, but when I researched this, it has already been published in multiple newspapers and several websites. Many have wondered why this is happening.
The priests in the temple also confirm this, and told me that the lingam itself is very hot, it feels like touching a warm cup of coffee. So they actually use a simple cooling device from time to time, this cooling system is a vessel is placed on top of the lingam, which slowly drips cold water to cool the lingam down.
But why is this happening? A stone is capable of giving out heat energy for many centuries without any power source? This is impossible, there should be some explanation for this phenomenon. I mean how is this possible?
Locals and priests explain that this radiation is happening because it is a special type of lingam called the Agni Lingam. Now, what is an Agni Lingam? Agni Lingam is a stack of energy, a column of fire emitting heat and light. This unique type of energy is said to be created in the underground portion of the lingam. What we see here, is just the top of the structure, there is a large cylindrical column which proceeds underground, which is what creates the enormous amount of heat. Since the heat produced by the lingam is very real, is it possible that such a lingam, a cylindrical power source actually exists underground? If this is true, is it possible that the ancient builders also carved the entire Agni Lingam in this temple?
Here, we can see a man praying to this large cylindrical structure. But it does not look like a traditional lingam, it has many turns, many coils on the cylinder, as though it is wound with wires, and look at the top, there are thunderbolts coming out in all directions. This is incredible, because this matches 100% with a modern day Tesla coil. Now, what is a Tesla Coil? It is a Wireless Power Transfer device, it does not need wires, but can radiate enormous amount of energy, simply through the air. Nikola Tesla, an extraordinary inventor created this in 1891 in an attempt to deliver free energy to the world.
I mean look at the tesla coil. I mean look at the Tesla coil I am holding. It is a cylinder wound with wires connected to a battery and we see can see electric arcs which look like thunderbolts coming out from the top. This is exactly what we see in the carving. Is the Agni Lingam, an ancient Tesla Coil? How else can you explain this 1300 year old carving, with coils wound around the cylinder, and thunderbolts coming out from the top?
Tesla coils also create a lot of heat, you can feel the heat rising as you move your hand closer to it. In fact, it will burn your skin if you touch it. This is the exact same feeling you get, as we walk closer to the lingam. As we move towards the lingam, we can literally feel the heat rising. Today, we have created large Tesla coils for experimental purposes. But did ancient builders also set up a similar device underground? If so, for what purpose? I mean ,what could have been the reason to put a large Agni Lingam inside a temple?
The answer lies in how we use Tesla coils. Today, Doctors are using Tesla Coils primarily for enhancing the overall well-being of patients. This procedure, known as electrotherapy not only completely relaxes the body, but also calms the mind into a deep, meditative state. Was the ancient Tesla Coil, the Agni Lingam installed here to heal the body and mind of the visitors? People from around the world come here to practice deep meditation in this temple. You will experience an unusual calmness in your mind and your body, when you are in this temple, this is why this area is called the spiritual capital of the world. Some of the world’s greatest saints attained enlightenment in this temple. Are all these things mere coincidences, or is it all because of the therapeutic effect, the effect of radiation coming out of the lingam?
Did ancient people worship this lingam to gain physical and mental strength? But if this is the case, then what is the need to construct such a large temple complex around this lingam? This temple is one of the largest temples of Lord Shiva, covering about 25 acres. The entire design and layout of this temple is mindboggling, the most important feature is the towers. Near the outer walls, Four large temple towers are set up precisely facing the 4 cardinal direction points.
If the Agni Lingam is a Tesla Coil transmitting energy, then is what is the need to construct all these gigantic towers? Perhaps the answer lies in the carving itself. If we count the number of turns on the Agni Lingam, it has 13 turns. Initially, I thought this was a mere coincidence but let us count the number of the metal domes, these are called Kalashas, placed on top of the main tower. There are exactly 13 domes placed on the top of the tower. This is not a coincidence. Not only that, the tower also has 13 levels, these rectangular holes are actually doorways to the levels, there are stairs inside the tower to access every level. If you we count the doorways, including the one hidden by this signboard, there are 13 doorways and 13 levels. So, this is definitely not a coincidence. If you look at the tower from the top angle, it looks like a next generation machine. What is the actual purpose of this gigantic tower? Even after 1300 years, it is still one of the tallest towers of India. Did you know Nikola Tesla built a gigantic tower, called the Wardenclyffe tower, in order to give free energy to the world? Tesla planned on wireless transmission of energy to the whole world, but this entire facility was destroyed by greedy businessmen. Was this temple also built as a center for wireless transmission of energy?
See, if you go to a very high altitude, the entire temple complex looks similar to a modern day power company, I mean look at the lay out. There are 4 large towers perfectly aligned to the 4 direction points. There are smaller towers inside as well. There are water sources which act as a cooling system, you can see two large tanks always full of water. There are many separate buildings inside the complex, there are even emergency exits, just like modern facilities. But perhaps the real secret, the actual power source itself can be found if we can access the underground, but locked chambers.
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.
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?
Hey guys, today we are going to see a giant rock called Mahendravadi. This is a very interesting rock, you know, from the distance you are going to think this is just a giant rock, but there is something very special about this. The Mahendravadi rock has many secrets buried inside, there are many mystical and spiritual things about this.
this is just a formless blob which looks like a giant ball of cheese or butter but you might realize that you are looking at it from a different angle but when you actually turn around and see what is on the other side of the rock, its really amazing. you realize that someone has converted this rock into an amazing temple or may be it is even a workplace.
And this was done 1300 years ago. Archeologists confirm that this was created at least around 630 A.D. Now, when you really look at this, your life goals might change. When I really looked at this, my life goal became Step1: find a big boulder in the middle of nowhere Step 2: Convert it into a home and Step3: Go to the post office and get an address. It is that crazy, you won’t see anything like this anywhere except India.
The beauty of this, is that this is just made of one rock which means nothing was added to it. We know there are giant monolithic temples like the Kailasa Temple, I have already shown you another one called the Vettuvan Kovil in South India, but this is a free standing rock. So you can see, there is something very special about this temple. It has 3 entrances – you may think, well, it has 3 entrances, but a lot of ancient structures have the same thing, they all have 3 entrances. You can see this in egyptian pyramids. You can see this in Mayan Pyramids. A lot of pramids are Hindu structures – have 3 entrances. And this is perhaps the very first one in India which has 3 entrances. Of course, the real beauty of this, is even though we have 3 entrances, there is only one place you can go into. And you can see there, this is just solid rock. And on the other side, again it is solid rock. Why did they give us 3 arches in the beginning and in the end, there is only one chamber you can walk into. There is something symbolic about this.
this rock is about 30 feet long, and about 30 feet tall. And I have measured the doorways. The left and the right are a little bit smaller, and the one in the middle is a little bit bigger. It is at least half a foot bigger. Why? this is what we see in all ancient structures, the entrance in the middle will always be bigger than the entrances on the sides.
And of course, why the number 3? And this is a very interesting concept because in Christianity, there is a concept of Trinity: Father, Son, Holy Ghost. In Hinduism there is a concept called Trimurtis, there are 3 Gods. In Hinduism God means G = Generator or Brahma who is the Creator, Operator or Vishnu who is the maintenance guy and Destroyer or Shiva, who destroyes everything. This is what God means in Hinduism.
So, why 3 entrances? Why do we have these 3 arches? Well, this arch represents the past, this arch represents whats happening right now, the present. And of course, this arch represents the future. This is why we have these 3 doorways, these 3 entrances. Each one represents a point in time. And of course, your mind would be full of Past and future, but there is really only one entrance. And that is the present, that is whats happening right now. You only have control over whats happening right now, this is why there is nothing in the past, there is nothing in the future and you can only access the present. So what was the purpose of this temple? Now, what priests and other Shamans would do in ancient times, is they would bring a person in grief, a person in depression or a person who is sick, The shamans or priests would not tell them anything, but they would simply observe which doorway they are using. if the person is using the arch at the left, which is the past, the shamans would understand that the patient is dwelling in the past. Eveything in the past is affecting him. And if that person is using this arch for example, the future door, they would realize that this person is terrified or anxious about the futrue. This is what is causing his problems. Now, this was the purpose of this temple.
human beings do something very strange, they are capable of creating things. Which is what creates time. For example, what we are really looking at, is looking at the past. We are looking at what happened about 1300 years ago. So we are basically looking at the past. And we may also be looking at the future. I mean this could be your future self, watching everything through memories. Animals don’t do that, animals don’t create something and go back and visit it.
But because we have this sense of time, we create a lot of problems with it. We are fearful and anxious about the past, and we worry about the future, instead of living our life in the present. Now, there is someting much more fascinating about these 3 arches. if we look at the painting called the Last Supper done by Leonardo Davinci, I mean this is one of the most talked about paintings in the world. But there is something strange that most people don’t talk about. There are 3 doorways behind jesus. If you really think about this, the 3 doorways represent the past, the present and the future. This is why, Jesus, who is an enlightened man, is really sitting in the present . And he is trying to get the 12 apostles to really join him, in the present. And you can see, there is a distinct division between the 12 apostles. You can see that nobody is even coming close to him. There are 6 apostles who live in the past and there are 6 apostles who live in the future. But jesus is the only enlightened being who lives in the present.
And again, you may think the 3 doorways are a coincidence. No! it is not. Leonardo Davinci was very well equipped with sacred numbers. He used the fibonacci series, he was using the concept of numbers in all his paintings. There are not only 3 doorways behind Jesus, but there are also 3 doorways to his left, there are 3 doorways to his right. And you can see..that he even used multiples of three on top. You can see a panel which has 6 rows and 6 columns. So, Leonardo Da Vinci was basically trying to tell us something: Was it the concept of time, that he was trying to tell us?
And you can see there is something strange about this statue. The statue looks almost brand new, well you see the difference because it is brand new, it does belong in this temple. Local villagers put this because it has been empty.And this is why some experts are questioning: Why did they build such an extraordinary structure and leave the main chamber empty? Well, of course they would leave it empty. Because that is what we have in the present. In Present, if you really think about it, what is right now, is complete emptiness. There is really nothing to go for, or nothing to think about. And that’s why the present, which is the only chamber you have full access to, was left empty in ancient times.