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Angkor Wat of Cambodia

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Ancient Lathe Machine Discovered in Hampi India - Machining of Megalithic Sites Confirmed

Hey guys, this is the ancient site of Hampi that has been abandoned for at least 500 years, and here we can see this rock that shows solid evidence of machining technology. These perfect circular marks on this rock can be produced only with machines. 
This process is called facing, and we use the same technology today using lathe machines. It is covered with dirt when I found it, so I cleaned it up. Now, If you look at these circles, they are perfectly concentric and there is no deviation, no chipping in the rock, very similar to modern day technology.
The rectangular slot in the center proves that this rock was machined using lathe technology.  So, how was this created at least 500 years ago, at a time when historians claim there was no such technology? Were ancient builders using high tech machines many centuries ago, just like today? If this is true, we should not only find finished products like this circular rock, but we should also find  the entire mechanism that was able to create this finished product. Is it possible that the entire mechanism, the lathe itself can be found in the same area?
Now, if we take a step back and look at the entire picture, it has some very interesting components. It has two posts with circular holes near the top, which obviously means that a cylindrical rod was inserted between them, like this.
This is a simple model that I am recreating, which I will show side by side, so you can understand this better. Nearby, we can see a long rectangular slab, with a hole in the center. When I measured the length of the slab, it matches exactly with the distance between the two posts. What does this mean? This means that the slab would fit perfectly between these posts. I am using this green rectangular styrofoam block which represents the slab in my model. So, the set up would look like this.
If a metal tool was placed on this cylinder, pointing downwards, it looks like a modern day vertical lathe machine. I am going to use a pen for the metal tool in my model. This rectangular slab would be the base plate on which circular rocks could be placed and machined.
 Here is a simple round object which represents the circular rock and I place it on the rectangular slab, and if I rotate the circular rock, and lower the tool from the top, we can create these identical tool marks.
See the similarity of the circles between this model, and the actual rock.  My model has not rotated on a perfect axis, so you see that the circles are not as good, but the work of ancient builders was perfect. This set up actually proves that ancient people used vertical lathe technology, at least 500 years ago. See the video to understand this. 
What's even more interesting is that you can see some circular wear and tear on the base plate as well. Look at the base plate, you can see these half circular marks caused by the rotating objects which were placed on top of it. The other half shows no such tool marks, because these marks were created by accident, by friction from the rotating objects placed above. You can see the same marks beginning to form on my model as well.  
 All these evidences clearly prove that machining technology, specifically vertical lathe technology was used in India, at least 500 years ago, and some archeologists even say this site was built 2300 years ago. So, I think I have just discovered the oldest machining set up, known to mankind, and it is lying in plain sight, abandoned and covered in dirt.   
So, why did ancient builders need this type of advanced technology? What did they create using this technology? Is it possible to find the products of this machining in the same site? Here is the majestic well nearby, created with pyramid shaped steps all around, with machining perfection. Archeologists say these were created with hard labor, chisels and hammers. But is such a precision possible with simple tools? Is it possible, that these were made with machining technology? Were many of the inexplicable megalithic structures in India, made with machines? Remember, I showed you the machine made pillars at Hoysaleswara temple in a previous post.

But In this abandoned site of Hampi, we can find  a lot more strange stone artifacts than any other temple. Here we can see two massive doors created out of solid granite. Again, they look like they have been created with machines.
But there is something much more interesting, these doors were not created for mere decoration, these stone doors weighing 10 tons each, were used as actual doors in ancient times. There are hinges for swinging the door, and even slots for locks. Did ancient builders use rocks for everything, just like how we use metals and wood today? Today most of the things we use like doors and furniture are made with machines. Modern buildings are also created with machines, with very little manual labor. Did ancient people build temples and other structures the same way, but used rocks for everything?

So, what do you think? Did ancient builders use machines many centuries ago, just like today? If they did not use machines, how do you explain these circular tool marks, lathe setup and megalithic structures finished with such precision?  Please share this post with your friends, because I think we have just found the world's oldest lathe technology. 

Ancient Astronauts Carved in Halebidu Temple? Hoysaleswara Temple shows Space Travelers?

The Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebeedu has a very strange carving:  there are figures which look very similar to modern day astronauts. Watch the video below or read on.

They are wearing helmets which cover their heads completely, and you can see that each person is wearing protective gloves in his hands, notice the cuffs of the gloves. If you observe closely, we can even see some of them have wires that go from one side of the helmet and hooked up to a spherical device at the back of the helmet. If you compare this carving with modern day astronauts, the similarity is uncanny. Yet, these carvings were created at least 900 years ago, some even say this temple was built many thousands of years ago. The question is, does this carving actually show astronauts, or does it depict something else?  
No one has seen these carvings because they are hiding in a secret corner
I have asked several Historians and Archeologists about this carving and they tell me that till date, nobody has been able to decode this carving. Why? The reason is, Foreign Invaders have destroyed the top part of this carving, specifically this particular figure who is the main character in this carving. If you observe carefully, this figure is seated on a throne, and the astronauts are on the floor begging him. The crouched positions and hand gestures of the astronauts confirm this, but until we identify the central figure, we cannot determine what's going on.
Who is this God who has been disfigured by Foreign Invaders?
So, let's observe this carving very carefully, and see if we can find out who he is, for the very first time. On his shoulder, we can see the outline of a circular weapon called Chakra, which belongs to Lord Vishnu. You can see a female figure sitting on his lap, and Vishnu is often portrayed with his wife Lakshmi on his lap. This is definitely Lord Vishnu, because his throne is shaped in the form of a lotus flower, and Vishnu is the God usually depicted on lotus flowers. I wonder why no one observed these clues to find the answer until now.  
Modern day depiction of Vishnu with Chakra, Lakshmi & Lotus Throne
So, now that we know that this is Vishnu, let's try to decode who these astronauts are. In the ancient Indian texts, this scene is clearly described. There are two groups of deities at war with each other: Devas and Asuras. The Devas are unable to defeat the Asuras, so  they travel to a planet called Vishnulokha, and beg Lord Vishnu to help them. This carving perfectly fits the scenario of Devas begging Vishnu for help. Today historians tell us that all these stories are just mythology - Devas traveling to other planets thousands of years ago, that would be impossible because there was no technology for space travel at that time.
Closeup of Carvings show remarkable similarity to Modern Day Astronauts 
But this carving shows that such a scenario actually happened: Because, it shows Devas as astronauts with helmets, wires and gloves, just like modern day astronauts. What's even more interesting, the Devas are carved without these astronaut suits when they are on earth. They are depicted with helmets, wires and gloves only when they traveled to the other planet called Vishnulokha. If space travel was not possible in ancient times, how can we explain sculptors carving the Devas with remarkable similarity to modern day astronauts?

Ancient Indian Temples are treasure troves full of incredible information that needs to be decoded. In Hoysaleswara temple alone, we can see evidence of machining technology, carving of a telescope and even an Egyptian sculpture. All these clues prove that ancient India once had a very advanced technology which has been lost now.  


So, what do you think? Were Indian Gods real? Or were they merely fictional characters as Historians claim? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Egyptian King carved in Hoysaleswara Temple, India - Were Ancient Civilizations Connected?

There is a very strange carving in Hoysaleswara Temple: an ancient Egyptian. You can see that the clothes he is wearing and the tools he is holding are completely different from all other carvings in this temple.Watch the video below or read on.  
In fact, many historians agree that this is an Egyptian figure but have no idea how it has been carved in India, which is in a totally different continent. Mainstream archeologists say this temple was built about 900 years ago, although locals say it has been in place for many thousand years. 
If we compare this carving, with carvings of other Indian humans and gods in this temple, it has many distinct features. All Indian figures are shown with no clothes on the upper body, but wearing plenty of ornaments. This figure is the complete opposite, it is shown wearing a long coat but almost no ornaments. Most Indian figures are shown wearing footwear, but this figure is barefoot, just like the ancient Egyptians shown in paintings and carvings.

 Now, if you look at this Egyptian figure, you can see that beneath the long coat, he is wearing a loincloth, and this is exactly what this carving also shows: A simple loincloth underneath the long coat. Now, if we take a closer look at this figure, we can see that he is wearing a headdress that reaches the shoulders. We know that this is a headdress because we can see his real hair underneath the headdress. And this headdress also looks remarkably similar to the ancient Egyptians, while all Indian figures in the same temple show completely different hairdos.
All history books tell us that ancient India was not connected to ancient Egypt, yet we see this Egyptian figure in this temple. How is that possible? Remember, experts are telling us that ancient India was isolated, it was not connected to other countries. Yet, in another video, I have shown you a European carved in the ancient Brihadeeswara temple. All historians repeatedly tell us that India was not connected to Africa, yet I have shown you the carving of  a Giraffe in Konark Sun Temple, and Giraffes are only found in Southern Africa. With all these evidences, is it possible that ancient civilizations around the world were connected, just like how we are all connected today? Were they using advanced technology like telescopes and even communication devices? How else can we explain this Egyptian, along with the other carvings found in ancient Indian temples?
But the most important question is, why did Egyptians come to India? What was the purpose of their visit?

So, I began scanning this temple to see if there were any more of this Egyptian carved among thousands of other sculptures. There are two smaller carvings which show the same person. Below, he is shown watching Indian musicians and dancers, suggesting that he was a visitor from a royal family, and therefore, was being entertained.

But there is another sculpture which shows something remarkable:  On the left, there is an Indian man who has a child on his lap. What is strange is that he is using a dumbbell like device on this child, and the Egyptian who is standing nearby is observing this procedure. You can see that the dumbbell like device is placed on the left side of the child's chest, exactly on top of the heart.

In modern medical technology, in the last few years, we have developed something called a cardiopump,  to give CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest.

 It must be placed on top of the heart, and it will revive the patient.  Are we looking at the exact same technology, carved in ancient times? Ancient Indian texts mention that other civilizations came to India to learn advanced technology, specifically the field of medicine. Massive Universities like Nalanda existed in ancient times and the ruins of these structures still exist today to confirm this. A text called Sushruta Samhita, written at least 2700 years ago talks about advanced surgical operations, and mentions a vast variety of surgical instruments.

Carvings of identical surgical instruments are found in ancient Egypt. Carvings in Egypt clearly show this and archeologists have even found remains of these metal surgical tools, proving that surgery was done in ancient Egypt, just like India.   

So, what do you think? Was India and Egypt connected in ancient times? Did we have a sophisticated civilization with advanced technology, thousands of years ago? Was the world connected back then, just like today? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

Agastya's Ancient Indian Battery - Was Electricity used in Ancient Civilizations?

 I have been recreating the electric battery, which was used in Ancient India. This battery was described by a sage called Agastya who lived at least 4000 years ago, and what I am making is according to what's being described in the ancient text called Agastya Samhita. Watch the video below or read on. 

This text, talks about using an earthen pot as a container and using two types of metals: Copper and Zinc. So, this is how the setup looks. If I test this with a voltmeter, you can see there is no voltage so far. Now, the text mentions that sawdust must be put in the container. 
When we add sawdust in the container, the sawdust goes in between the two metals, and makes sure they don't touch each other, or create a short circuit. If we check the voltage now, we can see that it is already producing 0.4 or xx volts. But the text mentions adding yet another strange material to complete the battery: The neck of a peacock. In the ancient Sanskrit text this material is mentioned as shikhigreeva, which means the neck of a peacock. Many secret cults exist even today, and these people still trying to recreate the battery using the actual neck of a peacock. For example, even this year, 10 peacocks were found dead by strangulation in India, and cops are trying to figure out as to why this is happening. This is because these cults are trying to use the peacocks neck to recreate the ancient Indian battery. But this is a mistake, because all ancient texts, especially those related to alchemy use code words, to confuse the public.  Even Isaac Newton mentions using Green Lion, and experts are trying to figure out what he actually meant.
In ancient Indian alchemy, the neck of the peacock actually refers to copper sulfate solution. You can see that both of them have the same color. So, I bought copper sulfate, and I have made it into a solution, and as soon as I add this liquid, you can see the voltage rising up dramatically. Here it is showing xx volts. So, you can see that what's mentioned in the ancient text is actually capable of making electricity. Remember, we read in history books that the electric battery was created by a man called  Alessandro Volta just 200 years ago, but sage Agastya used this battery at least 4000 years ago.  But what's really strange is that Alessandro Volta uses pretty much the same materials for  creating  the "very first battery". He used copper and zinc plates just like Agastya, and instead of using copper sulfate, he used sulfuric acid.

Now, going back to the ancient text, Agastya says, use 100 containers and you can create a very effective force. Here, I have just used 3 of them in series and you can see that the voltage increases to 3 volts or xxx volts. Now, if I connect a small Led bulb, you can see that it glows. 

This is a very interesting point that the ancient text mentions using the batteries for increasing the voltage. The natural question is "WHY" was this used? Why did ancient people use multiple containers to produce high voltage electricity?  Did they use it for lighting purposes, just like modern times? If so, is there any evidence that electric bulbs were used in ancient times?

By Olaf Tausch - Own work, CC BY 3.0, 

In the Dendera Temple  of ancient Egypt, there are strange carvings which show the usage of electric bulbs. These carvings were also created 4000 years ago, and you can see huge electric bulbs with snake like filaments inside. What's even more interesting is that there are wires coming out of these bulbs and going into a box. Did this box, contain Agastya's battery of 100 cells, producing 100 volts to illuminate these bulbs? If this is true, this might explain how ancient structures like Giza Pyramid and Kailasa Temple were constructed in such a short period of time. If we visit the Kailasa temple for example, the chambers inside are so dark, that nothing is visible. There is no way to use mirrors or metal sheets to reflect sunlight into these chamber for illumination. But, there are spectacular, flawless carvings created inside these chambers. Creating such brilliant carvings is impossible with flickering flames of natural fire. How was it possible, without the use of steady electric light? If we assume, that ancient people did use torches and used light from fire, for creating this temple and carvings, there should be a lot of soot or carbon deposited on the ceilings. But there is no trace of soot or carbon on the ceilings at all. How do we explain the creation of these brilliant monuments? Is it possible that the ancient people were using battery powered lights? How else do we explain this ancient battery, mentioned thousands of years ago by Agastya?

Agastya actually explained many advanced technical devices in the same book. He talks about battery powered vehicles. Today we have electric bikes which use just 24 volts. The text mentions Electroplating which can be easily done with this set up. He talks about splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen, and using this hydrogen in balloons for traveling. We do hot air balloon rides today.

He also talks about the concept of an electric motor. I have set up 5 of these cells, and there is enough power to charge a cell phone and we can even run a motor. This is really fascinating because, once we realize that these type of gadgets were used in ancient times, we can understand how ancient temples like Hoysaleswaratemple were built. I've shown you the machine made pillars in this temple, and even archeologists agree that these were made using lathe technology. If Agastya's batteries and motors were used along with the gears and machining tools carved on the Hoysaleswara temple, we can easily produce these machine made pillars.

Now, why did Agastya use earthen pots instead of other items? If he could use metals like copper and zinc, he could have easily used these metals, wood or glass for the container. The reason for using earthen pot is this. it cools what's inside, by a process called evaporative cooling. The efficiency of the battery, dramatically changes with its temperature, so the earthen pot will keep the battery at its optimal temperature.  

If these earthen pot batteries were used in large numbers in ancient times, we should have found at least a few of them. Believe it or not, archeologists have unearthed thousands of these pots, in varying sizes all over India. The usual theory is that these pots were used for burying dead people, but they have also excavated many, many pots which don't contain human remains, but have metal plates instead. For example, in the village of Chandayan, several pots were unearthed with copper plates inside them. Archeologists estimate that these are also 4000 years old, which matches the timeline of sage Agastya.


Are all of these evidences just coincidences? The ancient battery that can light up a bulb -  The electric bulbs carved in ancient Egypt - Carvings in the dark chambers of Kailasa temple, with absolutely no natural light - Today's motors running using just 5 cells? The machine made pillars of Hoysaleswara temple - Thousands of excavated earthen pots with copper and metal plates. Are all these evidences mere coincidences or do they prove that ancient civilizations used advanced technology? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section. 

Ancient Technology of India - The Iron Pillar that Never Rusts?

The ancient iron pillar of Indiahas many baffling features which have not been explained till date. One of the strangest features is that it has not rusted for more than a thousand years, although we can see some rusting in the recent years. Archeologists confirm that this was created at least 1600 years ago, but it could be much older than that. An iron pillar made such a long time ago should have rusted and completely disintegrated. How was such a pillar made, 1600 years ago, at a time when Historians claim there was no advanced technology? Watch the video below or read on.

In 2002, scientists studied the iron pillar and realized that it has a strange way of reacting to the atmosphere. Normally, Iron reacts with moisture in the atmosphere or rain and produces Iron oxide, which is called Rust (Fe2O3).
This rust is very powerful, it will deteriorate the iron, and eventually destroy the entire structure. For example, if you look at this Nandu bridge in China which is less than 80 years old, it has been completely taken over by rust, making the bridge unusable. But the iron pillar does something very strange. When it comes in contact with moisture or rain, it produces a strange material called Misawite, which has not been seen anywhere before. This material actually forms a protective coating over the iron pillar and shields it from damage, and also increases its magnetic property.
                                                        Picture By Tarun Bhardwaj

Now, why does the iron pillar create Misawite instead of Rust or Iron Oxide? What makes this Iron pillar produce such a strange compound that is not seen anywhere else? The iron pillar is actually made of 98% Iron, 1% Phosphorous and the remaining 1% is made of an ancient concoction called Vajra-sanghata. This concoction is clearly explained in ancient Indian texts. The Vajra-sanghata is created by mixing 8 parts of lead, 2 parts of bell metal and 2 parts of calx of brass. So, if you look at the total composition of the iron pillar, it is made of a complex alloy, created in ancient times. Instead of rusting which is Iron Oxide, the phosphorous and Vajra-sanghata make water vapor which is H2O, to convert into Misawite, a compound of Iron, Oxygen and Hydrogen.

Fe + H2O = y-FeOOH (Misawite)

This layer actually protects the pillar from rusting. So, the pillar would accumulate this protective coating over the course of many centuries, making it even more stronger.Now remember I showed you Surang Tila, the temple that withstood a massive earthquake. The stones of this temple were also bound by ancient binding materials, making it last forever. So, you can see that the ancient Indian technology was really advanced in creating structures that stand the test of time. The other intriguing question is this: Who created this pillar? Now, there is an ancient inscription in Sanskrit on this pillar, which only hints at who could have created this structure.

The inscription refers to a King called Chandra and mentions that his empire basically extended beyond all the borders of today's India. It also explicitly mentions that his empire covered the southern ocean of India, which refers to the Indian Ocean. All experts think this refers to the King Chandragupta Maurya who lived around 300 B.C.
The problem is, that even the most exaggerated versions agree that Chandragupta never reached the Indian ocean, his empire did not touch the southern tip of India. But experts don't know of any other King with the name of Chandra who ruled the entire Indian subcontinent. But there is another King described in ancient texts who is not being considered. He is none other than Rama, the hero of the Indian epic Ramayana. Rama was explicitly mentioned with the suffix Chandra in ancient texts and referred to as Rama'Chandra'. Rama did cross the Indian Ocean in the southernmost point to defeat the King of Srilanka.
But there is another startling evidence in the inscription. All experts agree that what you see below is the most accurate, literal translation of the Sanskrit inscription.

"He, as if wearied, has abandoned this world, and resorted in actual form to the other world – a place won by the merit of his deeds – (and although) he has departed, he remains on earth through (the memory of his) fame (kīrti)." 

This inscription clearly mentions that the King who installed the iron pillar, left to another world in actual form, which means he left physically to another world. These words are completely ignored by modern day historians, because they argue that all ancient civilizations were primitive, and could not posses advanced technology like spacecraft.

But all Hindu texts repeatedly state that the Gods came down from the sky, and used advanced flying machines like Vimanas. The ancient text of Padma Purana explicitly says that Rama left the earth and reached another planet called Vishnulokha. Now, even though all evidences point in this direction, why don't historians consider Rama as the person who installed this pillar? Because according to historians, Rama is not a historical figure, he is a fictional character mentioned in mythology and not in history. If you look at the history of Indian history, today's history books formally began during the British occupation, and they blanketly claim that any king who existed in India before 600 B.C, were merely mythical figures. This is the reason why figures like Rama and Krishna do not appear in History books, even though these ancient texts are called Itihasa which literally means History. Of course, in History Channel I have repeatedly stated that ancient Hindu texts show the real history of India. The fact that this pillar is still standing is enough evidence, that ancient India had a very advanced technology.

We have looked at  many questions about the Iron pillar like how  was it built, who could have built it and so on. But the main question is this: Why was the Iron Pillar built and placed in this location? What is the reason for constructing it with such complicated materials?
Archeologists claim it is just a decorative flag post - This is total nonsense. In my videos I have shown you how every ancient Indian structure was created for a specific reason - the wheels in temples were created to show time, even the smallest carvings served a purpose. So the real question is, why was the Iron pillar made in such a fashion, that it won't rust, like all modern electrical equipment? Today, all electrical components are specifically manufactured to be non-corrosive, but why was such a structure needed in ancient times?

And most importantly how is it connected to the huge tower nearby known as Qutb Minar? Do you know that, if you exclude the height of modern day railings on the Qutb Minar, the Qutb Minar was built exactly 10 times taller than the Iron Pillar. The height of the Iron Pillar is 7.21 meters and the height of the Qutb Minar is 72.1 meters. Is this a coincidence that they were built to a 1:10 ratio? To understand the mystery, we have to examine ancient Indian texts to see if they used electricity. I hope you liked this post, and I appreciate your comments.

- Praveen Mohan

Who built Qutb Minar? Muslims or Hindus?

I have been researching this brilliant monument called Qutb Minar - historians say that this fantastic tower was built by a Muslim ruler called Qutb al-Din Aibak also known as Qutb-ud-din, about 800 years ago. This site is recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site because it full of Islamic structures like India's first mosque, the Qutb Minar and tombs of famous Mughal kings. However, were these structures really built by Muslim kings? Watch the video below or read on. 

Now let's take a good look at these structures, they are definitely Islamic structures. You can see the domes on top, verses of Quran in Arabic carved on the walls, and typical Mughal designs all over the structure. There should be absolutely no doubt in your mind that these were built by  Muslim rulers. But let's take a look at this unfinished structure nearby. 
Here you can see how a dome has been constructed on top, but is not finished. Below this dome, you can see that the pillars look very similar to the pillars of a Hindu temple. You can see typical temple bells carved on these pillars. But let's go closer and see if we can find more evidence. Here we can see the defaced carving of Lord Ganesha, the Elephant God who belongs to Hinduism. What is he doing in the Qutb Minar complex built by Islamic rulers? In fact, we can see many, many carvings of Indian Gods that have been disfigured in this site. 
 On the top, you can even see the war scene from the Hindu epic Ramayana. Remember, carvings of God, saints and human beings are completely  prohibited in Islam, so this absolutely not an Islamic structure. You can even see the Hindu religious altar called Balipeetam. 

Now, let's go back and look at the big picture. On the left, is the Jama Masjid which is hailed as India's very first mosque built by Islamic rulers. On the right, is a Hindu temple, on top of which an Islamic dome has been built. 
The only difference between the left and the right photographs is that the structure on the right was not finished by Muslim Kings. Had the dome been finished, pillars been polished to remove the carvings, the walls been covered with new plaster, and Islamic designs and verses written on the walls, you would believe that this was also built completely by Islamic rulers. Both these pictures were taken at the site of Qutb Minar complex, they are only a few 100 feet apart.
Walking through various structures of this complex, I realized that if you don't see the dome from the outside, you would think this is a Hindu temple, because it is a Hindu temple that's merely been converted for religious convenience. Islamic rulers did not even take the time to demolish the ancient temples completely, and build new structures with the same material. They made simple changes to the existing temples and renamed them as Islamic structures.  This is evident when you see that the dome on top looks completely different from the rest of the structure.
 Picture by Abhijeet Rane (originally posted to Flickr as [1]) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

This wouldn't be the case if they reused the materials from demolished temples. They simply constructed a new dome with a different material on top of the existing Hindu temple, and defaced the walls which had carvings of various gods. This is confirmed when you look at the ceiling from the inside of the so-called mosque, it looks identical to the floral or cymatic designs of ancient Hindu temples.

All these evidences, clearly prove that the structures around this brilliant tower were in fact Hindu monuments. But what about the tower itself? Was Qutb Minar, the most important piece of this complex, built originally by Muslim Kings?
To understand this, we must understand why the Qutb Minar was built. Why was this structure built to a stupendous height of 240 feet? I mean, what is the purpose of this structure? The main reason given by historians is that this was used as a Minaret, a place where a man could stand on top and call the locals to come to the mosque for prayer. But there are many problems with this theory. Why did the Minaret get all the beautiful decorations, while the mosque which is the main building, is almost in ruins? The entrance of Islamic Minaret's must face east, but the Qutb Minar's entrance faces north. If you climb to the top of the tower using the narrow spiral stairs, it will take you more than 45 minutes.  How did anyone climb up and down 5 times a day? Assuming you do this, the tower is so tall, that even if you shout at the top of your lungs, nobody in the ground can hear you. The sound you make from that height actually gets dissipated and dispersed, failing to reach the people on the ground. You would need a mic, to be heard from such a height and microphones didn't exist 800 years ago.
Historians also give another reason: The Qutb Minar was built as a symbol to celebrate the victory and power of King Qutb-ud-din. If establishing the fame and power of himself was the main reason for building this tower,  there should be some inscription on the structure that bears his name. After all, Historians say that this tower is the best achievement of him in his lifetime. However, Qutb-ud-din's name is not inscribed anywhere on this tower, even though there are thousands of other Arabic phrases inscribed on the walls. What's even more strange, his name is clearly inscribed on the walls of the nearby mosque, and it explicitly mentions that Qutb-ud-din did in fact  establish the mosque.  If Qutb-ud-din constructed Asia's tallest stone structure at that time, and built it as a symbol of his power, why did he not have his name carved on it?
Other flimsy reasons like this was built as a watch tower are nonsense because Qutb-ud-din never built a fort anywhere in this area, in fact he lived in Lahore which is more than 250 miles away. Not to mention that watch towers don't have to be superbly decorated and covered with the verses of Quran. In fact, most of the tourists who visit this site, are completely unsatisfied with these explanations as to why the Qutb-Minar was built. To this day, the question of "Why Qutb Minar was built" is quite popular on Google.

The other baffling question is  this: How was Qutb-ud-din able to build such a grand tower? All historians agree that he ruled this place for just 4 years. How did Qutb-ud-din, who couldn't even build these smaller structures, and merely dressed them up as Islamic structures, manage to build this breathtaking monument within  just 4 years?
Imagine the time when Qutb-ud-din first reached this place. This place was totally filled with ancient Hindu structures, the Qutb Minar is still completely surrounded at the base by these demolished Hindu monuments. Did the ancient Hindu builders leave an empty space of 50 feet diameter exactly in the center of the complex, so that Qutb-ud-din can come centuries later, and conveniently build the Qutb Minar? What's more interesting is that the term Qutb-Minar itself must have been coined in the 1800s, to attribute the tower to King Qutb-ud-din. Because the term Qutb-Minar does not appear in any Historical document before the last 2 centuries, even Muslim historians do not mention this term. 

Also, many historians are spinning theories that it took many centuries to build the tower, and different levels were built by different kings. This is a joke, because this kind of extremely tall structures need a deep foundation, otherwise the entire structure will just crumble down. Think about this, if the first Mughal king only wanted to build one level, he would have only created a shallow foundation. Another king who decided to build the next two levels cannot just go back and deepen the foundation. He must simply demolish this and start from scratch. This is like saying the empire state building was initially built as a single storey house, and eventually people just built multiple floors on top of the house. These kind of structures must be planned and built from start to finish, otherwise they will just collapse like a house of cards.  All these evidences mean that this tower was built as an integral part of the Hindu temple complex, constructed much before the time of Muslim kings.
Ironically, the very first paper published that Qutb Minar is a Hindu monument was put forward by a Muslim archeologist, by the name of Syed Ahmed Khan in 1852. In his paper Āsār us-ṣanāddīd, he states many reasons as to why this is a Hindu structure. When we casually look at Qutb Minar, it does look like a Muslim monument because it is covered with verses of Quran in Arabic. However, if you observe the walls carefully, you can see that Hindu carvings appear all over the place. Here, you can see these patterns of bells and chains, which are Hindu symbols.
This is confirmed when you can see the exact same design of bells and chains on the damaged Hindu temples in the same complex. In the picture below, you can see it is all over the pillars. 
This means that the tower was built around the same time as the ancient Hindu temples, and not by the Islamic kings who arrived much later in time.

Now, is it possible that the Islamic kings simply liked this design, and asked the local builders to reproduce them on the Qutb Minar? Bells are actually forbidden in Islam, because Prophet Mohammed has said that "The bell is one of the musical instruments of Satan." There is no way that any Muslim king would ask his workers to carve bells on an Islamic monument. On the contrary, it is a well known fact that Hindus use bells in all their temples. In fact, these type of melodious bells and chains are hung in many Hindu homes, even today, as a religious symbol. 
This proves that Qutb Minar was in fact a Hindu monument, that was merely dressed up as an Islamic structure, just like how the other temples were turned into Islamic buildings. The Arabic verses were simply added much later in time, to make it look like a Muslim monument. Syed Ahmad Khan, who was an expert on Arabic says that many of the Arabic verses on the tower have wrong spelling and grammar, and make no sense. These verses were added in a hurried and sloppy fashion, just like the disfiguring of the other temple's walls. The entrance of Qutb Minar faces perfectly to the North, just like most ancient Hindu temples.

The Muslim kings at that time, would not have guessed that people today can examine the walls with binoculars and zoom lenses. So they did not bother to disfigure smaller carvings. There are patterns of lotus flowers carved all over the walls of the tower, which is a sacred Hindu symbol. 
Islamic invaders could not have used them, because lotus flowers simply do not grow, where they came from. These Large Arabic verses are eye-catching, but if you observe closely, they have been added on top of Hindu designs of lotus buds. 
Not to mention that the Qutb Minar is made of the exact same material that the ancient temples are made of. All these evidences prove that the so called Qutb-Minar was in fact an ancient Hindu structure that existed much before the arrival of Islam in India. However, this is not the end, but just a beginning. What is the original name of this tower? Why was it built? To understand its origin, we must look at another mysterious structure in the temple complex - the Iron Pillar of India. I will explain this in my next post. 

1300 Year Old Carving of BodhiDharma Found in Mahabalipuram - Proves his Origin

The  Mahabalipuram cave temples in India are very mysterious and contain loads of ancient history in the form of carvings. I find myself visiting these structures again and again, for some strange reason. In one of the monuments, we can see the oldest depiction of Bodhidharma, carved at least 1300 years ago. 

Bodhidharma is a very mysterious figure and has statues all over China and Japan and is considered the founder of martial arts at the Shaolin temple. He is an iconic figure among Buddhist monks. All ancient Chinese texts agree that he came from a foreign country, but experts are not sure if he was from Iran or from India. This confusion exists because Bodhidharma came from a kingdom called the Pallava Kingdom. There are 2 kingdoms which existed under the same name, one in Iran and another in India. 
But this 1300 year old carving puts this confusion to rest, because it is the oldest carving of Bodhidharma that has ever been found and is found at the heart of the Pallava Kingdom in India which proves that he is in fact from India.
 We can see that he is wearing a long head dress that extends to his legs and is shown with a beard and mustache, typical of Bodhidharma's depiction in China and Japan. However, the most important feature is his extremely large eyes which are shown almost popping out. The reason for this is because Bodhidharma did not have any eyelids. This was his distinct feature. And we can see that Bodhidharma is shown holding a long stick, which was the only thing that he ever carried around.

Other saints look distinctly different from Bodhidharma
If we look around in this temple, this figure is sharply in contrast with all other figures in this monument. All other saints are clean shaven and are shown with their palms together. However, Bodhidharma is shown with a beard and mustache. 
This is definitely not a carving of a layman, because he is shown standing on top of a temple tower, such a depiction is only given to people who are saints or kings.  And the beauty of this carving is that it shows Bodhidharma when he was young, because he left India in his early twenties.

So, who was this Bodhidharma, and why did he travel to China? A Chinese disciple of Bodhidharma, by the name of Tanlin, clearly describes his origin in a book written around 550 A.D. He has written that Bodhidharma was a South Indian of the western region, and was the third son of a great Indian king. Also, the author Tsutomu Kambe mentions that Bodhidharma came from a city called (香至) Kang-zhi, which is actually pronounced as Kanchi in India. The city of Kanchi was the capital of Pallava Kingdom, which is located less than 50 miles from this carving. Bodhidharma's real name was Jayavarman, a prince of the Pallava dynasty, who renounced his luxuries to become a monk. He then traveled to China where he taught various specialties including meditation, martial arts and medicine. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments section. Have a great day!

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