There is something very strange about these pillars. If you look closely, you can see these minute circular marks all around the pillar. These are created as a result of machining the pillar on a lathe, this process is called turning. There is no way to achieve this with chisels and hammers manually. If you look at these pillars, it is crystal clear that they were made with machines. In fact, archeologists agree that these pillars were created in a lathe, but offer no convincing explanation as to how these huge pillars were machined, 900 years ago.
The Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebidu is an incredible structure built 900 years ago. I am going to show you some solid evidence of ancient machining technology in this temple. You can watch the video below, or read on.
Nowadays, we are able to create these fascinating grooves and designs on a lathe, but machining a 12 foot tall stone pillar would be a very difficult job, even today. So, how were these pillars created with amazing perfection in ancient times? Did ancient builders use machines and advanced tools, just like what we use today? If this is true, is it possible that they also carved these machines or tools in this temple?
Above, you can see a very strange device in the hands of a god called Masana Bhairava. This clearly represents a type of gear mechanism called planetary gears. The outer Gear has 32 teeth and the inner gear has exactly half the number or 16 teeth, which is precisely how we use reduction gears today. If this were just an imaginary tool, how could the ancient sculptors come up with this gear ratio of 2:1? Even more interesting, we can also see a fastener that goes around this mechanism and is locked in at the center. Today, we use the exact same technology, we use something called a circlip lock or a snap ring to keep these things in place. If historians are right, how could primitive people, working with chisels and hammers imagine such a mechanism? Is it possible that advanced machining technology was used 900 years ago? Is this why, we see such perfect pillars? What’s more interesting is that this god is called Masana Bhairava (Masana = Measurement; Bhairava = God) which means God of measurement. Is it a coincidence that the God of measurement is holding an advanced tool?
But the best evidence of machining is not on the outside of the temple, let us go into the deep dark areas of the temple and see if we can find more evidence. There is a 7 foot tall god, with the most uncanny ornaments. His crown is adorned with skulls which are less than one inch wide. I realized that I could pass a small twig through one eye and it would come out through the ear on the other side.
The twig can also be passed from ear to ear and also ear to mouth, and any way you want. What does this mean? It means that the entire skull is hollow inside. It is impossible to remove the inside of a small sphere which is only 1 inch wide. Even with modern machines, this would be a very difficult, but we know for a fact that creating a hollow sphere inside of such a small rock is impossible with primitive tools. Even more interesting, we can shine a flashlight between his head and crown, and the light shines through.
The Hoysaleswara temple is famous for housing the 6th and the 7th largest monolithic bulls in India. However, in terms of beauty, they are ranked first and second. This is because they look like they have been created with machining precision. For example, look at the level of polishing, you can literally see your face, like a mirror, and this is after 900 years of corrosion and damage.
So, what do you think? Were advanced machines and tools used 900 years ago? If they were not used, how do you explain these turn marks and grooves, holes that are less than 3 millimeters wide and incredible polishing? What about these planetary gears and strange tools?
In this video, I am gonna show you the real technology behind India’s ancient rock cutting techniques. By the end of this video, I hope you will agree with me that these brilliant temples were not created with primitive tools. Archeologists insist that these massive rocks were cut with no more than chisels and hammers. First, Let’s take a look at their theory of how ancient builders cut huge rocks. After a rock is chosen, they would carve a series of holes that is about 1 inch wide and 2 inches deep. Then, they would place wooden wedges and hammer them all in. After this, they would pour hot water on the wedge and the wedge would expand inside the rock. If they keep pouring hot water on these wedges every day, the rock would eventually split into half. Now this, not only works for small rocks, but will also split huge rocks like the one I am standing next to. This rock is 25 feet wide and 15 tall, but if you look closely, you can see a series of chisel marks on top. And you can see how even a huge boulder like this can be cut using simple things like wedges and hot water.