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Just discovered UFO & Alien Evidence - Oldest Cave Paintings in India?

I have just discovered some brand new evidence of ancient aliens and UFOs, in India. You are going to look at cave paintings of a spacecraft and ancient astronauts for the very first time. These cave paintings are in a remote village called Onake Kindi in the southern India. Remember, cave paintings of extraterrestrials were discovered three years ago in India, but the cave paintings I am showing you now is in a totally new location, which is 800 miles away. Watch the video below, or read on.

These paintings not only show ancient astronauts, but also show the actual spacecraft, the flying saucer in which they landed. But is this really a flying a saucer, a spacecraft? 
Let us take a good look at what this painting shows: A large spherical object with 2 human like figures standing inside. They seem to be holding something like a ladder, as though to get down from the top. The legs of these figures are painted like waves, instead of straight lines. On top, there is a small chamber which seems to have some devices. It is a shame we can’t see the rest of the details, because the painting has faded away. Now, before we go any further, let’s take a step back and look at it objectively, like an archeologist.
Is it possible that there is a simpler explanation? What if these are just human beings standing inside a large wheel? What if these two guys are just regular people, inside a spherically designed house, and are using a ladder? But such a scenario, is impossible. Why? Because all experts agree that these are prehistoric cave paintings, which means these paintings were made by cave men, who did not how to create a wheel or to build even a mud hut. This is exactly why, these cave men were living in these caves. Experts confirm that these paintings were created thousands of years before human beings learnt how to build homes, temples and wheels. These primitive men did not even have metal tools and were hunting animals with stone tools. 
This is why, cave paintings all over the world show very primitive depictions. You will see human beings, their families and animals. In this same location, we can see similar cave paintings. Here are the human beings, their families and the animals they were hunting. All experts agree that cave paintings tend to be the most original depictions of real life, because the cave men had no imagination, they painted only what they saw.
So, what could this possibly be? This cannot be a house, because cave men did not how to build a house, and even today it is nearly impossible to build a spherical house. This cannot be a wheel, and this cannot be a ladder, because they were invented thousands of years later. So what else could this be? If cave men only painted what they saw, how could they paint such an advanced structure – a sphere with humanoids inside. And this is not even a simple sphere, it also has 10 smaller circles inside its circumference, strangely reminding us of a UFO. What else could this show, other than the scenario that these cave men saw extraterrestrials descending from the sky in a flying saucer? In fact, there is a much bigger clue in these cave paintings, that this spacecraft was seen in the sky. 
If you look at the entire cave, all human beings and animals are painted at your eye level, on a vertical plane, which shows they were all at the ground level. But the flying saucer is actually painted on top, on a horizontal plane, so you would have to look up to see it, showing that this is a spacecraft that came down from the sky.
If extraterrestrials did come in a flying saucer and landed here, the cavemen would have also seen these ancient astronauts. If this is true, wouldn’t the cave men have also painted the ancient astronauts? So, I began searching the area for more cave paintings. Since the spacecraft painting can be seen only by looking up, the paintings of ancient astronauts may also be found by looking up. This means I should go under slanted rocks, and look at the ceiling. It turns out that there are more cave paintings, in the same area. And I find startling paintings that do look like astronauts.
This figure has a rounded helmet with an antenna on top. It has 2 hands and 2 legs but it also has 4 wires coming out of its body. There is also a similar helmeted figure with an antenna nearby. We can’t help but think these are the same 2 astronauts, shown inside the spacecraft. 
This is incredible, because these figures look completely different from paintings about human beings. If we compare the astronaut like paintings with the rest of the human beings, there are lots of differences. The human beings are holding a stick or a stone tool trying to kill animals. They are always shown with 2 arms and 2 legs. There are no wires coming out of their bodies. 
These human beings are not shown with round helmets, their heads looks like human heads and they don’t have antennas coming out of their heads either. So, if these figures are not extraterrestrials, what else could they be?

Does this conclusively prove that extraterrestrials landed here and made contact with these cave men, thousands of years ago? What would have happened after the initial contact? Historians will refuse to answer these questions, but let’s look at human history for a minute. History books tell us that human beings began walking upright nearly 200,000 years ago. Yet, we remained as hunters, and behaved like all other animals for 99% of this time period! And remarkably, in the last few thousand years, we suddenly went from living in caves to reaching mars! This sudden change in gradual development is simply not possible, without an external catalyst being involved! 
In high school chemistry, we learn that chemical reactions are usually slow, but when a catalyst is added, the reaction rate spikes up dramatically. Did human beings also achieve a sudden spike in development, due to the arrival of extraterrestrials? How else can we explain the rapid change of human beings from living in caves to building the largest megalithic structures in a very short time? This pace of technological advancement is impossible, without someone else teaching us how to create these structures. Did ancient astronauts who came in flying saucers, teach the primitive cave men to build these incredible structures? Is it possible that all human civilization began this way?

I have searched inside the first cave as well, trying to find more evidence of similar paintings. I did not find anything related to the spacecraft or astronauts, but I will try to post more of what I found in a different video. I could possibly find a lot more evidence in this area, if I spend more time. Believe it or not, this whole area is private property located inside locked gates, so I was denied entry the next day, which made it impossible to find more evidence. I wonder why such ancient prehistoric paintings are considered private property and how an individual can deny access to the public to view these wonderful rock art.

Since historians and archeologists have no record of these paintings, I have been talking to the locals trying to understand what they know about these paintings. Sometimes, local stories reveal a lot more interesting information than what’s in history books. In my next video, I will show you more proof of extraterrestrials in a totally new location, and how local stories and new evidences conclusively prove that ancient astronauts landed on earth.

So, what do you think? Do the paintings of the UFO and ancient astronauts prove that extraterrestrials landed on earth? How else can we explain this spherical object with humanoids sitting inside? Who are these helmeted figures with antennas and why do they look very different from paintings of human beings? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section. Please do share this post with your friends, because this is a new discovery. This is brand new evidence that could change our history books which give us a limited perspective of what really happened in the past. 

Sun Temple at Konark, India - It is NOT a Hindu Temple

 We are gonna look at why the Konark Sun Temple was really built and by the end of this post, you can decide if it is a Hindu temple at all. I recommend watching the video below as it includes much more visuals than the pictures in this post.
 Imagine that you are child who is only 5 years old and your parents have taken you to the Konark Sun Temple. This is what you would see in this temple.
 At the lowest level of the temple, you will see what children are naturally interested in: Animals. There are exquisite carvings of various animals and their behaviors. For example, you see how baby elephants hang around their mothers. How monkeys behave. Some are even funny, like today’s cartoon network. You can see how human beings use tamed elephants to capture a wild elephant. This was ancient India’s animal planet. But this temple doesn’t stop there, I am gonna show you how Konark temple was built as an encyclopedia, as a University which teaches various subjects for all age groups.
I have realized that you can divide this temple into many different subjects according to its height. The first 2 feet are carved for small children below 5 years, and when you reach the ages between 6 to 10, you are going to see things like dancing, singing and playing musical instruments.
The temple holds an enormous amount of carvings about music and dancing. This is odyssey, the traditional dance of the region. There are 128 postures of traditional Indian dance, carved in this temple. If you are tough kid, you can also see martial arts like boxing and wrestling.

 Of course, life would be no fun without games. So you can learn games like the tug of war as well. See the sculpture below.
The third level, fit for ages between 11 and 15 has enormous scientific information, specifically astronomy. There is a wheel which is a sundial that can tell the accurate time, precisely down to a minute! I have explained about this sundial in a separate video. The temple, dedicated to the Sun God Surya is a giant symbolic representation of how the Sun works. The temple is shaped as a chariot with 24 wheels representing 24 hours of the day, featuring 3 sun gods – the morning sun with a happy face, the somber noon sun and the evening sun with a sad face. But all experts and commoners have missed something very important.
What are these weird animals carved on either side of the chariot? They are horses in an extremely disintegrated state, they were disfigured by foreign invaders. There are a total of 7 horses which pull the chariot of the sun.
 Now, Why is the chariot being pulled by 7 horses? Some say, just like the 24 wheels represent 24 hours of the day, the 7 horses represent 7 days of the week. But this is not true. Astronomers agree that the 7 days of the week are not connected to the Sun at all, and some civilizations even had 8 day weeks, because it is not relevant to the movement of the sun and the earth. So, why is the chariot of the Sun god being pulled by 7 horses? If you talk to the elderly people in this area, they reveal some intriguing information. They say that each of the 7 horses was painted with a different color of the rainbow.

 Now, we know that Isaac Newton discovered that sun light is not white, but made of 7 different colors. This was a startling discovery back then, and even now it is hard to accept that sunlight is actually made of 7 different colors. Newton discovered this in 1600s, but this temple was built nearly 400 years before Newton, so how did the ancient builders know that the Sun light was actually made of different colors? More importantly, why aren’t historians recording this in their books? Anyway, now you know why the Sun God’s chariot is being pulled by 7 different horses. In the next level, which belongs to age groups from 16 - 20, You can also learn a lot about politics, war and administration.
We can see how kings were dealing with commoners in a court. You can also see how executions were done, here a man is being crushed by an elephant.
 Here you can see people carrying a Palanquin, safely transporting the queen.
You can learn about international connections. In this sculpture, you can see a group of Africans with a Giraffe, meeting the Indian King. This carving is still baffling historians, because they claim that Africa never had a flourishing civilization. You can see Greeks and Chinese as well in this temple. Of course you can learn other softer occupations like Fashion technology - I have shown already shown you high heels, skirts, hairdos, in a different video.

 Here, I must point out that Hinduism is a very superstitious religion. All over India, couples who are not able to have children visit their local priests, and the priests advise them to visit Konark Temple and spend 21 days here. The ritual requires that the couples walk around the temple in the morning and the evening, every day. Of course, the real reason becomes obvious once you look at the carvings at the next level.
 Konark temple probably has more erotic sculptures than any other temple in India. There is no way, you are not going to be influenced by these sculptures which number in the thousands. We think the system of sex education was created in western countries, but historians and archeologists are not telling us that India had a very systematic approach in educating people about sex. And this is not just limited to postures by the way: what does this carving show?
A woman is standing on a flame, right after childbirth to prevent infections. Believe it or not, the tribe called Bonda who live in the region, still follow this routine. The women burn neem wood and stand on it, right after childbirth. These moms actually start working right after the delivery, like it is nothing. The last layer which belongs to the age group 25 and above has sculptures of various Gods, which was serious business.
 It is for very mature people who are ready to delve into the subject of the gods. You would only look up, if you were not distracted by the erotic sculptures. There are also sublevels of how to look at these gods, but that’s another video. Now, what we see today is just the outside of the temple. The main structure has been completely destroyed and what we see here is not the main structure, but a smaller structure built in front of the main structure. Even this one has been completely sealed off, so we can’t see what’s inside.
If this the amount of knowledge we can gain from outside the temple, Imagine what could have been inside the temple? It is a shame that we have let this destruction happen because we would have had access to some of the biggest secrets of ancient India. If you visit a modern Hindu temple built today, these places are all about faith and business. Every God is placed strategically for the visitor's convenience and nearby every idol is a donation box hoping that these visitors will put in some money. If you look at temples older than 500 years, there is a huge difference. Temples like Konark were not just built for faith, but were built as an encyclopedia, a museum, or a University to educate people.

This is why Konark should not be labeled merely as a Hindu temple, because people of any faith can gain enormous amount of knowledge by visiting here. Even if you are an atheist, the amount of information you can see in this temple, surpasses any other museum in the world. So, what do you think? Was Konark Temple built merely to spread faith, or was it built as an encyclopedia in 3D, to educate us? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section.

 - Praveen Mohan

Did Giants Build Lepakshi Temple? Search for the Lost Giants in India

The temple of Lepakshi has many curious stories around it, which seem like fairy tales, but if we dig deeper, we find evidence of these strange stories. Did Giants exist a long time ago, and if they did, did they build these incredible structures at Lepakshi? Even though archeologists argue that this temple was built just 500 years ago, locals are convinced that this temple was built much earlier by gods of giant stature. Of course, there is a huge footprint in this temple, which could belong to a giant that stood around 25 to 35 feet, but we’ll get to this in a minute. Watch the video below or read on.

The best evidence is not this foot print found inside the temple, it is this giant bull carved 500 meters outside the temple of Lepakshi. The town of Lepakshi has the largest carving of the Indian Bull or Nandhi in the world. Made out of a single rock, this bull is exquisitely carved and stands nearly 15 feet tall and 27 feet long. Archeologists say this Bull was created just 500 years ago.

But there is something very strange about this bull, it stands alone.  According to sacred Indian architecture, every bull must be associated with a lingam and vice versa. Ancient Indian texts confirm that the bull must be carved in front of a lingam. But as you can see, there is no lingam in front of it. Why would ancient builders carve the world’s largest bull and forget to put a lingam, which is the main god? Why did they create this brilliant monolithic carving and leave it alone? Archeologists don’t have the answer to this question, but locals do. The lingam associated with this bull is found 500 meters away, inside the temple walls. This gigantic lingam stands nearly 12 feet tall, and is protected by a 7 headed reptilian god known as Naga. 

This type of lingam is called Nagalingam and what you are seeing is the largest Nagalingam in the world. And if you look around this lingam, you see something interesting..there is no bull in front of it. So, what is the purpose of carving a bull in front of a lingam? I have always argued that every sculpture in Indian temples was made for a reason, so how was the bull used? Ancient Vedic texts mention a way of worshiping the lingam, which is forgotten today. The ancient people put 2 fingers on the horns of the Nandi, and viewed the lingam through it. 

Hindus strictly followed this routine until the last few centuries. This was the actual purpose of the bull. If you climb on this huge bull and look through these 2 horns, you can see the gigantic lingam, even today. Of course, this not only confirms that this bull belongs to this lingam, but something much more astounding. The race that created these carvings, must have been tall enough to view the lingam through these horns. Since the bull is 15 feet high, the ancient builders must have been around 30 feet tall. Today, if you view through the horns, you will only see half the lingam, because the temple walls prevent you from seeing the rest of it. Why would the ancient builders create a wall, and a temple leaving the bull outside?

The lingam and the bull were built by a race of giants but the newer temple which is what we see today was built in the last 500 years. If you compare these 2 figures with the rest of the features, we can see a striking difference. The original builders used a monolithic architecture. Both these structures are not only much bigger than everything else, the lingam and the bull were also made out of single rocks. The new architecture is quite different. 

Let’s take a look at these walls – huge slabs were cut and were interlocked, similar to Machu Picchu in Peru. Don’t get me wrong, this is also extraordinary technology, it is extremely difficult to fit these blocks together, look at the corners, but this was created just 500 years ago. The temple as we see it today, was built by assembling blocks of stone, but the original temple that existed here used single stone architecture.

If we calculate the area of the original temple using the distance between the bull and the lingam, it would stretch for many miles, making it the largest temple in India. What happened to the rest of the structures of this temple? Locals claim a huge flood happened many thousand years ago, which wiped out the rest of the structures of this original temple. The only features left out were the giant bull, the lingam and this giant footprint. 

The giant footprint was completely faded when the water receded. However, to remember the past and to make sure that it does not get corroded away, sculptors carved on top of the original footprint. So, locals admit to carving on the footprint but insist that it existed in the first place.

India is the only country which has still preserved its ancient religion and monuments. Ancient Indian history, now known as mythology, is still read by millions of people. But the most important piece of history comes from locals. Local history gets passed on from generation to generation orally, and this man is not just another local, he is the official tour guide of Lepakshi Temple. He explains that the original temple was built by gods and this footprint belongs to Sita, the wife of Lord Rama. He then tells me something startling: Sita was 25 feet tall, but she was a petite woman. During her time, everyone was 28 to 30 feet tall. And then, thousands of years later, Lord Krishna appears, and he stood around 15 feet tall. He also mentions that the builders of the new temple, who existed 500 years ago, were also 8 feet tall. 

If this is true why don’t we find skeletons of giants? We find skeletons of 100 feet dinosaurs, and we find a new one every week, so why don’t we find these giant skeletons of ancient builders. Do we really not find these skeletons, or is this information suppressed by secret societies like the Illuminati to prevent us from learning the truth? We have plenty of newspaper clips about giants who stood 8 feet tall. Until the last 50 years, even archeologists admitted to finding these giant skeletons all over the world. 

Is it possible, that they were merely finding ordinary human beings who were just suffering from gigantism? After all, even today we have these giants who stand 7 to 9 feet tall. But the evidence of prehistoric giants gets better. Krishna was 15 feet tall. We have actual evidence of giants who stood more than just 9 feet tall. The Giant of Castelnau was 11.5 feet tall, and we have actual photographs showing that the arm bone of this giant is nearly twice as thick as our human bone.

 In this picture you can see the human bone in the center looks half as thick as the giant’s bone on both the sides. This is not a newspaper clip by the way, it was published in a science magazine called La Nature in 1890. This science magazine is still popular today in France and is published under a different the name (La Recherche). We have many other clips of giants who stood 15 feet as well.
However, the biggest evidence of giants was unearthed in India itself. The tour guide claims that Sita was a short woman: 25 feet tall, but everyone else during that time was 28 to 30 feet. Is this really a tall claim or is it true?

 How about this piece of news showing a 32 feet giant unearthed in India? Published in more than a dozen different newspapers around the world, the footprint size would accurately match a giant of this size. I have talked about this news in detail in another video. 

Believe it or not, there are thousands of newspaper clips all over the world which show giant skeletons but somehow the general public is brainwashed by the new world order into thinking they are all hoaxes . So what do you think? Did Giants build Lepakshi temple? Or are these evidences – the world’s largest bull, largest Nagalingam and the largest footprint just hoaxes to fool us? Is there some truth to what the locals are telling us, or are they lying to us? Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

How does the Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi Temple in India work? Anti-gravity? Levitation?

The Lepakshi temple in India is a very mysterious place. I have roamed around this area for many weeks looking for evidence of Gods. Local stories are very interesting and the people are super-friendly. There are several interesting features in the Veerabhadra Temple (aka Lepakshi temple). I am gonna show you not just the mystery of the hanging pillar, but also show you exactly how it works. Watch the video below or read on. 

In this temple, you can see many people doing the same thing: Put a piece of cloth underneath and slide it around the other side, proving that the pillar is disconnected from the floor. This is considered one of the wonders of India, how did ancient people construct a huge pillar that defies gravity and is hanging in mid air?

These kind of mysteries always interest me, so I decided to visit the temple. Right from the start, I am fascinated by the carvings in this temple, like this cow for example, which shows multiple postures in the same sculpture. Carvings like these are brilliant, they create a video effect. You can cover any two of the three heads, and see what's going on. 

But that’s another post, so I end up at the hanging pillar which attracts thousands of tourists every day. As you can see this is a huge block of granite around 20 feet tall, with brilliant carvings. Now, I just have to prove it to you that this pillar is disconnected from the floor. 

So, I ask this elderly couple who have come with a towel. Watch how they slide the towel on one side, and it goes all the way on the other side. This shows that ancient technology employed anti-gravity and levitation, because there is no way a 20 foot granite block which weighs many tons can hang in mid-air.

So, how does it actually work, and attract thousands of visitors every day? It works, because nobody is showing you the rest of the footage. We have dozens of videos of the this hanging pillar on YouTube, but nobody shows you what happens next: Here is what happens. You can slide a piece of cloth through one end, but you cannot pull it out on the other end. If the pillar is completely disconnected from the floor, we should be able to pull the cloth on the other side. However, the cloth I slide is gonna get stuck in one of the corners. The pillar is not really hanging in mid air, because one of its corners is clearly resting on the floor, which is how it still stands.

 If you examine it closely, you can visually confirm this. The pillar does not employ antigravity or levitation. So, did the ancient people create an imperfect pillar? Well it turns out that the British Government decided to do some repairs during pre-independence era, and attempted to remove the pillar. But they couldn’t, because it was fixed so perfectly, they could only dislodge it. They realized that removing this pillar is impossible, so they left it in this weird position. That is the true story behind this dislodged pillar.

 However, there is a bigger mystery in this temple, that needs to be decoded. Did Giants leave a footprint in this temple?

Secret of the Drinking Rock - Mahabalipuram, India

During my visits to Mahabalipuram in India, I've noticed  a large rock that is popularly called "the drinking rock" (Sarakku Paarai in Tamil) where locals gather and have some drinks at night. Watch the video below or read on.

 You can see that broken bottles have completely covered the rock.  It also looks like somebody threw up last night, must have been a wild party. Now, why would I bitch about people having a good time on an isolated rock? Well, here is the catch: This is the top of a very ancient monument. Underneath the ground, is a large temple with valuable history. You can see the writings (picture below) in an ancient language which was last used by Pallava kingdom, which ended around 900 A.D. So obviously the inscription on it is at least 1100 years old,  although, I estimate it to be a much older structure and I'll explain that in a minute.

You can see these writings have already been partially damaged, and I am yet to decode what these words mean, but why would I say there is an ancient temple underneath? Just a few hundred feet away, lies a large boulder. But it is not just a boulder, it is an ancient temple.

In 2004,  when Tsunami hit this place, this place was completely submerged under water. But the real surprise came,  when the water receded, because it uncovered this temple. They have found a massive structure with brick work, granite and a lot of other material.  Archeologists estimate this temple to be around 2000 years old.

You see this line right here (above picture), before the Tsunami only what's above that line was visible and everything below it was buried under ground. People imagined that this was just another rock too. If you look closely near the top of this boulder, what do you see?

You will see similar writings on top of this rock as well, just like the drinking rock. So before the Tsunami in 2004, this temple would have looked very similar to the drinking rock.

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

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

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

- Praveen Mohan

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


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