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Angkor Wat of Cambodia

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India's Oldest Secret Found Hiding in Plain Sight at Darasuram Temple

Let’s take a look at how to decode ancient Indian carvings, and by the end of this blog post you will realize that understanding these gods leads us to completely new discoveries, which are hiding in plain sight. Watch the video below, or you can read further.

The Airavatesvara temple at Darasuram houses thousands of carvings. Historians think the temple was built about 850 years ago by Chola kingdom. One the temple wall, there is a deity carved who holds 2 flowers in his hands.  If you read Indian scriptures, you will realize that this represents the Sun God, Surya. Now, within a distance of 10 feet, on another side of the temple, we can see the same Sun God carved again. This is a rare sight, to see the same deity carved twice, close to each other. Why did the ancient builders carve the same god twice, within a distance of 10 feet? Of course, the standard answer is quite simple: It is a Hindu temple, and thousands of gods are carved for religious worship. This is not a satisfactory answer for me, because I’ve always argued that every carving was done for a specific reason. So, I take a closer look at each of them. Here are these 2 carvings side by side, and  you can try to figure out the difference between them.

What is the difference between these 2 Sun Gods?
What did you find? The carving on the left shows that the flowers are just beginning to bloom – look at the petals. The carving on the right, shows the flowers in full bloom, the petals are wide open. In ancient Vedic texts, the Sun God is shown holding 2 lotus flowers. The lotus will begin to bloom in the morning sun and will remain wide open until the sun sets in the evening. So, this carving represents the Morning Sun, and this carving represents the Evening Sun. So, we have now understood the meanings of these 2 carvings, but we are only scratching the surface of the mystery. You can see that the Sun God is carved above the horse. Is anything carved below the horse as well? Hidden from the eyes of casual visitors, this deity is carved underneath. Who is he?


From his hair, and the weapons he is holding, he can be identified as a god by the name of “Kaala Bhairava”.If you look at the standard explanations of this God, it is somewhat simple and it is known as a fierce or frightful form of Lord Shiva. But a deeper look into this deity, shows that the word Kaala means Time and the word Bhairava is split into three words, Creation, Sustenance and Destruction. So, the real meaning of Kaala Bhairava is something similar to the eternal timekeeper. Now, we know the meaning of these 3 carvings, but we still don’t know why they have been carved. Think of these 3 deities: The morning sun, the eternal timekeeper, and the evening sun. What could they possibly indicate? What are these horses doing in the middle? If you take a step back and look at the entire picture, the horses on either side are pulling the entire temple, which is shaped like a chariot using these 2 wheels!


Why are these wheels carved here? Each wheel is made of multiple rocks, this is not a monolithic block. I am not gonna  go into the details of how difficult it is to create a circle out of multiple rocks. Why did the ancient builders take enormous pains to create this wheel? If you observe carefully, some spokes are actually carved on 3 different pieces of rock. This kind of precision is nearly impossible! But why did they go to great lengths to achieve this? Merely for decoration? Not a chance! Let’s count the number of spokes – each wheel has 32 spokes. Believe it or not, these 2 wheels make up an ancient clock, a sundial, which is lying around undiscovered for many centuries, until now.


Nobody knows that this is a sundial, even though all these carvings – the timekeeper, the morning sun, and the evening sun, specifically indicate that this is a sundial. These 32 spokes divide 24 hours into 45 minute segments. One wheel can be used in the morning, and the other wheel in the afternoon. Now you know why the ancient builders carved the morning Sun above one wheel, and the evening sun above the other wheel.


In another video, I have already shown you how the Sundial at Konark Sun Temple works in detailed fashion, so I am not gonna bore with the same information. But really quickly, the angle between each spoke represents 45 minutes, and 45 minutes are split into 10 beads, which can specifically show the current time up to the accuracy of four and a half minutes. I have asked the locals and the priests, but nobody knows that this is a sundial. Searching on the internet also gives us no results, which means I have just discovered this sundial.

Historians tell us that the oldest sundial in India exists at Konark temple, which was built around 1250 A.D. However, this temple was built in 1150 A.D, 100 years before Konark temple. So, I think I just discovered the oldest sundial in India. This seems like a fairly intelligent discovery, but let us go back in time, about 800 years ago. This would have been common knowledge! A visitor would walk around the temple, look at the Sun God, and immediately recognize that these wheels tell time. Just like how we look at our watches today, he or she would calculate the time, and walk away. Yet historians are telling us that 800 years ago, most people in India were uneducated and living in mud huts. Archeologists who have documented all these carvings will tell us these Gods were carved out of blind faith, and have no scientific or practical meaning.

In another post, I have already shown you how the entrance and exit signs are carved at Darasuram temple. The entrance symbol is located near the morning Sundial and the exit sign, near the evening Sundial. If you have worked in an average store or a gas station, we use something called a "Time Clock System". Every day, employees get their cards punched with the current time before they start working, and just before leaving they get them punched again. It turns out that the ancient Indians did the same thing: An employee of the temple would look at the morning Sundial before entering the premises, and after his day is over, would look at the evening sundial while leaving. Even better, they might have had guards at the entrance and exit signs who noted down when the employee entered or left, using the Sundial.

The truth is, every ancient Indian temple has loads of hidden secrets hiding in plain sight. If you start looking, you can understand why these brilliant carvings were created. For example, look at this little guy (below picture) who is driving the horse and the chariot. Under the morning sun, this guy has just started his day, his hair is well groomed, he is smiling and his one leg is in front of the other, he is looking forward and has just begun driving the chariot. Under the evening Sun, the same guy is carved frowning, because he is tired, his hair is all messed up, his legs are wide apart, one of his hands is on his hips, and he is looking away from the horse, because his day is over.
Left: Chariot rider in the morning. Right: Evening


If you visit this temple, look at the elephants as well, they give you enormous insight about what the ancient builders were really trying to tell us. Now, I want to point out that this sundial is just the tip of the iceberg. There are bigger secrets hiding in plain sight. For example, we found the eternal timekeeper carved below one of the horses. What lies below the other horse? A big surprise!


Lord Buddha. Why is Buddha carved in a Hindu temple? Historians swear that Chola Kings who built the temple were strict Shaivaites (worshipers of Shiva) and were intolerant of other faiths. However, we not only see other gods such as sculptures of Vishnu in the temple, but also Buddha! This shows that the Chola Kings were not just tolerant, they were welcoming other religions into their temples. The Tamil kings had a brilliant way of embracing all cultures: they used both Tamil and Sanskrit names, and allowed all faiths to merge into Hinduism.

Every carving has a meaning, so why is Buddha carved under this horse, hidden from the eyes of casual visitors? This hand signal of Buddha is also rare to find in ancient sculptures. This hand signal is called 'Jnana Mudra' which means “Symbol of Knowledge or Wisdom”. What knowledge is he pointing to? How is he connected to the eternal timekeeper on the other side?

Consider these points if you are trying to decode this further:

1)      The term Kaala not only means time as in Past, Present or Future, but has deeper scientific meanings as well. The ancient Sanskrit and Tamil texts show something quite interesting: A day, which is 24 hours, is divided into 60 units of Kala. Therefore 1 unit of Kala is equal to 24 minutes.

2)      Buddhists use a complex and esoteric teaching called Kalachakra, which literally means “the wheel of time”. The ancient text by the name of “Kalachakra Tantra” describes 2 wheels, the outer wheel and the inner wheel.

3)      Below, you can see carvings of  a few more deities carved nearby, which will help your further understanding. Who are these gods? And why are they carved nearby?

Identify these gods and find out the ancient builders were telling us!
Decoding these points will lead you to bigger secrets. May be the secret is hiding in plain sight, try watching the video, examine the pictures posted here and comment on what you found. Don't forget to share this post with your friends because hey, India just got its New Oldest Sundial.

- Praveen Mohan

Victims' Letters of Apology to Robert The Doll

About a year ago, I posted the video of Robert the Doll which has received over 400,000 views. Many viewers have sent me emails asking if I could post the letters that were sent to Robert the Doll. Here is part 1, and I may post part 2 someday.  You can watch it as a video below or see the letters by scrolling down. 

 Dear Robert, you have probably received many letters like this from people like me. People who were sure there was no such thing as a “Robert The Doll curse”. You see, it is easy to act tough and try to impress your friends by being disrespectful. And, unfortunately, that is the camp I find myself in. My name is Dan Schulz. Back in 2009 we visited the East Martello Museum, the entire purpose of the visit was to come and meet you. We have walked by your old house multiple times over the years, and have always wanted to visit you at the museum.  Our visit was fun and informative, and seeing you was the best part. I am not sure what made act like a jerk to you. I didn’t ask for your permission to take your picture, and I openly mocked you. Like I said, I was just trying to be funny and impress the people I was visiting with. I in no way actually meant what I said, and I realize now I made a big mistake. Since that day in late 2009, we have had a run of bad luck. I have had multiple health issues; (I had a near-death experience with Anemia) we have had family members and pets die, and bad luck with our finances that ended us filing for bankruptcy and still having financial difficulties. The purpose of this letter is to profoundly apologize and ask for your forgiveness. I have talked about this event on a popular travel podcast that I am the co-host of (a podcast is a radio show people can hear on their computers) and will always speak with high respect of you. Again Robert, please accept my sincere apologies and if you see fit to forgive and end the bad luck, I would appreciate it, as would my family.
Dan Schulz, West Palm beach, FL. The note stuck on it says “Please post where Robert the Doll will see this."


He also gets letters from celebrities. Click here to see letters from George W. Bush, Jeb Bush and the Mayor of Key West then Governor of Florida and he may be even become the President one day.

Robert the Doll also has international victims. Below is a letter from Japan.  




 Dear Robert, 
Hello Robert, how are you?
I am not good. I have a backache. I don’t know why my back is hurt. Then I remember you, 2 months ago I took a picture ofyou. I am so sorry, I didn’t know that I cant take a picture of you. Should I delete the picture? I must apologize for the delay of sending you mail. I don’t know how I can apololgize, So I am writing this letter. I am so sorry, I hope your life is very good.  – Naoya, Citiba Japan. 

There is also this little piece at the end: Dear Robert Please forgive my friend for not asking your permission before taking your picture, he is Japanese and did not understand, so please accept this apology. I really enjoyed visiting you. Dale, Eion NC.


Below are two pictures showing an actual ghost near Robert the Doll. It actually looks like Anabelle the Doll, another infamous Haunted Doll.



Below is a letter from a woman named Kathy.


Robert, Sorry I did not ask out loud to take your photo. Since then my husband lost his diamond (1 carot) out of his ring. I tore my rotator cuff and my daughter’s wedding was cancelled. All happened before I returned home. Please stop the curse I am truly sorry & life is tough enough! Sincerely, Kathy.

Below is another letter from a victim. I personally love this one. 


Dear Robert, I am very sorry for not asking your permission to take your picture while visiting the museum last week. Since I have take your picture without permission, many strange things have happened to me. While driving back from the keys , a deer ran out in front of our car. We had to swerve to avoid hitting it, and ran off the road. We almost hit a tree. 
Two days later, we had a small kitchen fire. Also we have been hearing child like giggles from our basement. Last night I was home all alone. I heard a voice coming from the basement. When I went to investigate,  I tripped and fell down the bottom three stairs. I got up to run out, but the door was locked. My husband said that I probably turned the lock myself without even thinking about it and locked myself in the basement, but honestly Robert we both know the truth. Please accept my deepest apology for taking your picture without asking. Also, please accept my daughter’s apology for sticking out her tongue at you and making fun of you. – Sincerely Rosy.

You can see that these images are not of the best quality. The East Martello Museum has a TV screen which displays the letters sent to Robert the Doll, and I took pictures of them with my camera. And below is one of the pictures I took of the letters, I don’t know why this completely blank. You can see something written on top, but my camera just didn’t get the rest. I have no idea how this happened. I guess I screwed up..wait Robert did it.

Victims don't forget to send Robert a birthday card every year!


Did you ever mock Robert the Doll and your life is now ruined? Write to: 
Robert The Doll,
3501 South Roosevelt Blvd,
Key West, FL-33040

Celebrity Letters to Robert The Haunted Doll

Robert The Doll gets plenty of letters from politicians and other celebrities as well. Here you can see letters from the former U.S president George W.Bush, Mayor of Key West and former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. You can see other letters from victims here and you can learn about the haunted history here

Letter from George W.Bush to Robert the Doll on his 101st Birthday!


Letter of Proclamation of Robert The Enchanted Doll Day - From Mayor



Jeb Bush, Florida's Former Governor also congratulated Robert the Doll on his birthday


8 Legged Acrobat is 800 Years Old - Incredible Indian Sculpture!

Hey guys, I am at the Darasuram Temple in India and let's take a look at this sculpture of a woman with 8 legs. This is a flexible acrobat with one head, two hands and four bodies. It is better to watch it in the video below. 


This is the 8 legged acrobat sculpture in its entirety

Now if I cover the rest of the legs except the top two legs, she is balancing her body weight on the floor with 2 hands. And both her legs are above the head. This is the first position, as seen below.

This is the first position
Now if I cover the other parts, except these 2 legs, this is a different position. Now, both these legs are also up in the air, but while her head is facing us, the body is twisted to the side, as seen below.


This is the 2nd position

If you cover the parts except the 2 legs on this side, you can see the other position. This is the third position, as seen below.

This is the 3rd position
Now, look carefully and you'll see 2 outstretched legs on the floor. If you cover everything else, you can see the woman doing a split (see below). Notice the cute, naughty smile on her face, showing how proud she must have been of her body. 


This is the 4th position
This is not all, because you can see many other positions, if you cover legs in various combinations. In modern day talent shows, you can see people performing these types of flexible acrobatics and getting enormous attention. This sculpture is at least 850 years old which proves that these types of performances existed in India a long time ago. If you look at the background, you can see women dancing on one side and a man on the other. This was probably some kind of a stage performance where the woman is showing her acrobatic skills. The sculptor has masterfully carved all these positions to match just one face.


A juggler is sitting on top of an acrobat - extremely corroded sculpture :(
There are other sculptures in this temple with much more complexity. Here, a woman is sitting on top of the acrobat, apparently juggling and creating more complex positions.  It is a shame that corrosion has taken over and you can't see the details on many of these valuable sculptures.

A similar sculpture, except this has 6 legs instead of 8. 


Yet another sculpture of the acrobat - Was she a celebrity at that time?

This sculpture only has one 2 legs, however you can confused easily - Are the legs down are up?

Here is my question to you: Isn't is obvious that she does not actually have 8 legs and the sculptor carved them to show different positions? I ask this, because, this answers the question to why Indian Gods have so many hands. Take a look at any Indian God and you'll see more than 2 hands. The sculptors in ancient times must have tried to show different positions and they carved multiple arms to show all the weapons and things they used. This is the only way to give a lot of information in a sculpture which cannot show moving images as opposed to a modern day video.

How man hands did this God have? Two or Four?
 However as time went on, this logical way of thinking somehow disappeared. Nowadays, they use it to show power and create shock appeal. The more number of hands, the better it gets.  And I have seen sculptures where you can't even count the number of arms. And these arms are just arms, most of them are empty. This is Avalokitesvara by the way, a very popular god in many Asian countries. So, if you've ever wondered why Indian Gods have so many hands, I hope this sculpture answered the question.

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Indian King Raja Raja Chola's Mysterious Grave - Was He Murdered?

In Indian history, King Raja Raja Chola occupies a special place. A fierce warrior, a brilliant architect, a great philanthropist, but most of all, a man whose death is shrouded in mystery. He is known as the first Dravidian king who documented almost his entire life on stone inscriptions and copper plates, but no information is available about his death. It almost feels like a great king simply vanished into thin air, after a certain point in time. 

Watch the video above or continue reading below
Well, I am gonna show you my search for the grave & nature of death of Raja Raja. I was told that his tombstone lies in the small village of Udayalur, in Tamil Nadu. This is where he is rumored to have been buried or cremated. When I visited this place, I was surprised to see a rather small, but beautiful lingam. This could be of priceless historic value, so I took careful measurements. It is exactly 2 feet 3 inches tall and has a diameter of 18 inches.
The purported grave of King Raja Raja Chola in the village of Udayalur near Kumbakonam, India
There is an elderly gentleman who looks after this lingam and he told me that the rest of the structure is buried underneath about 14 feet deep. He said this Lingam is the tombstone of Raja Raja Chola, and the place had been visited by numerous people, including local politicians and movie stars. I asked him if he knew how Raja Raja died, and he told me he died naturally of old age and was cremated right here.
A closeup of the back of lingam shows no carvings and chipping at the top. Did Raja Raja die here?
Why would a great king have such a small, almost anonymous grave? You can see there are no inscriptions, no other carvings on this lingam or anywhere in this site. Remember, Raja Raja built the greatest temple in India (Brihadeeswarar temple) which is now declared a world heritage site and his accomplishments and other information are inscribed all over the walls in many temples. So, I asked this gentleman, if there is any evidence to prove that this is in fact Raja Raja's grave. He told me there used to be a pillar here and it was donated to a temple called Paalkulathu amman temple, a few miles away. He said that this pillar has inscriptions which proves that Raja Raja died here.
The inscription on the pillar at Paalkulathu Amman temple shows the word "Raja Raja" in Tamil
So, I decided to travel to this temple and take a look at this pillar myself. As soon as I reached the temple, I immediately spotted the pillar. The pillar does contain the word "Raja Raja" so it is obviously related to the King, but I was not able to completely understand what the inscription said. Luckily, the words carved are still clearly visible, even after many centuries. So, I took a lot of pictures and copied the entire writings on a scratchpad. I contacted an epigraphist, who was able to tell me exactly what was written in this pillar. I double checked this information with another expert as well, to make sure this transcription is error free.
Above: The entire inscription in Tamil, found at the pillar of Paalkulathu Amman temple 

Above: English translation of the Tamil inscription, which shows it has nothing to do with Raja Raja Chola's death
So, looking at the above transcriptions, the gist is simply this:The Royal Palace of Raja Raja Chola was renovated by 4 people. The inscription includes those 4 names and that is all the information we see on this pillar. The inscription has no reference to the death or grave of the King at all. This shows that the site of this lingam is probably not Raja Raja's grave and there is no actual evidence to claim so.
Above: The first part of line by line translation of the pillar inscription, from Tamil to English. Click picture to enlarge 

Above: The second part of line by line translation of the pillar inscription, from Tamil to English. Click picture to enlarge 
This also answered a question that has troubled me ever since I heard about this "grave". Why hasn't the Government turned this into a big monument to commemorate this great King? The reason for this is simple: the Government relies on archaeological evidence, not hearsay. I imagine that this pillar's inscription had already been studied by experts, which is why they have left it as it is. 

This raises the question of what happened to Raja Raja, how did he die? Where did his funeral take place? Think a moment, there are hundreds, if not thousands of stone inscriptions and copper plates about Raja Raja's accomplishments, how he conquered various territories, how he built the great temple and even when he was born. But there is no information whatsoever about when or how he died and where he was cremated. Or he could still lay buried in a large earthen pot called Mudhumakkal Thazhi, which is the ancient funeral custom of Tamils. So I decided to go back to Thanjavur to find out more about his death, which was the capital of Chola empire until he died.
Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur, declared a world heritage site - built by the great king Raja Raja Chola 
 I contacted several archeologists and they told me that the primary reason why a King's death would not recorded is if the King died an unnatural death. For example, if a King committed suicide or was murdered, then the ancient Tamils would not record that. I spoke to a lot of locals in Thanjavur to see if anyone knew how he died. After all, this city still has a considerable population whose ancestors were a part of the Chola kingdom. It is astonishing to see how many people still do the same line of work like their forefathers, like dancing or priesthood, even after 1000 years.

The locals tell a very different, but consistent story. I have given an example of this account in my video, around the 4:24 mark. It turns out that Raja Raja was actually murdered by a woman from Sri Lanka. In 993 A.D, Raja Raja conquered half of Sri Lanka and the defeated King Mahinda V fled to the south, to avoid being captured. Unable to defeat Raja Raja in the battlefield, King Mahinda sent a Buddhist woman from Sri Lanka who slowly got into the inner circle of Raja Raja. When Raja Raja was standing on the 8th floor inspecting the progress of the Big Temple, she simply pushed him down. This fall killed him instantly. People claim this is why the temple was not properly finished, a fact confirmed by archeologists. Some of the unfinished paintings in the upper levels show Raja Raja's international connections, like the mysterious French King sculpture on the outside. We might have also gotten more information about the Chola drilling technology, had the temple been finished.
Experts say this sculpture shows Rajendra Chola being crowned by Lord Shiva, instead of his father Raja Raja
This is why his son, Rajendra Chola created a whole new capital in a different city because he thought that Thanjavur was a cursed place. This story also explains why Rajendra Chola went after Sri Lanka with a vengeance, conquering the entire island. He then found King Mahinda who was hiding, brought him back and kept him as a lifelong prisoner. King Mahinda V died in this prison around 1029 A.D. This prison is rumored to be somewhere near the Royal Palace of Rajendra Chola, which is in ruins near the village of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.
Maaligai Medu, the royal palace of Rajendra Chola, now in ruins near Gangaikonda Cholapuram 
Although this story explains why there is no record of Raja Raja's death or his tomb, again, I have to point out that I don't have any actual evidence to prove this story. So, my quest for Raja Raja's grave and the nature of his death remains incomplete, but I'm going to keep searching. I am also searching for his belongings like the heavyweight sword and his body armor. His monolithic bathtub is still displayed at Brihadeeswarar temple. If you have any information that may lead to the discovery of his grave or his belongings, please leave a comment below.

1000 Year Old Ancient Drilling Technology - Brihadeeswarar Temple, India

Is it possible to drill a 3 millimeter wide hole today? Sure, all we need is a very small drill bit made of steel. Is it possible to drill such a tiny hole on hard granite rock? Not very easy, but if we have a diamond tipped drill bit such a hole can be drilled. How about making such minuscule holes on Granite, 1000 years ago? According to Historians, that would be impossible to do with primitive tools used by ancient people! Yet, such small holes were drilled in the Temple of Thanjavur, which still exist today as a testimony of advanced ancient technology.
Watch the video above, or scroll down to read on. 
The Brihadeeswarar temple in India was built between 1004 and 1009 A.D, so it was built over a 1000 years ago. On the walls of this temple, you can find precision holes less than 3 millimeters wide. These holes are so small that nobody has noticed them and has virtually remained a secret for 1000 years. 
What looks like a mere ornamental carving has minute holes that nobody has noticed
These rock carvings look like mere decoration, but if you look closely, there are very small holes cut into them. These holes are drilled vertically, probably to hold something very slender. Primitive tools like iron or copper chisels can not accomplish this, even today. 
A series of tiny holes carved in the temple - what is their purpose?
 I put a small twig to show you how small the hole is. I tried to put my pen through the hole and it would not go through. Another fascinating thing about these holes is that it is not even straight drilling, but is done at an angle. I put the twig on top and it comes out almost at a right angle. The temple walls are completely made of granite, one of the hardest materials on earth. In modern days, we use diamond tipped tools to make these kind of holes. The architect of this temple was the great Tamil king, Raja Raja Chola. Today's archaeologists and historians are baffled at how he could construct such a gigantic temple in a very short time. King Raja Raja had international connections as far as the French Kingdom, and the only remaining artifact is his bathtub, which is still in the temple today.
A small twig placed into the hole at Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur
How did the people carve such minute holes on these granite rocks a thousand years ago? This technology is older than other ancient cultures like Mayas and Incas. The hole is also much smaller than any other ancient drills I have seen. It is also interesting to think about What were these holes used for? Whatever went inside must have been very thin and flexible because of the size and angle. Why would they need such minute holes anyway? Did the royal family use these holes for scientific purposes? The death of King Raja Raja is also shrouded in mystery.
Compare the size of the thumb above and you can understand how small the drilling is.
His Son, Rajendra Chola is considered one of the greatest kings in Indian history. He conquered a vast territory which now spans to more than 10 different countries! Rajendra Chola's Royal Palace was similar to a multistory apartment complex with at least 8 floors. How could the Chola dynasty accomplish these astonishing feats, a 1000 years ago? The ancient Tamils also employed secret signs in temples, which I recently revealed. 

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