A 7,000-year-old temple in Malleswaram
Malleswaram boasts of many temples, but none is so shrouded in controversy and mystery as this one is. The ancient Nandeeshwara temple at Malleswaram 17th cross was discovered only three years ago, but it has stood for 7,500 years on that spot. Being buried over the years hasn't diminished its aura at all. It still draws huge crowds all day.
According to residents living nearby, the temple was completely buried and the land above it was a flat stretch. "Three years ago, a politician began construction to make home on this land. And so when they started digging up the land, they found buried underneath, this temple. soon ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) was called upon. After complete excavation temple was in perfect condition, preserved by the thick layers of soil.
This underground temple was enclosed within a stone cut courtyard supported by ancient stone pillars. At the far end of the courtyard, a Nandi was carved out of a black stone with eyes painted in gold. From its mouth a clear stream of water flowed directly on to a Shivalinga made out of the same black stone at a lower level. There were steps that led to a small pool in the centre of the courtyard where the water flowed and collected. The pool's centre had a 15 feet deep whirlpool.
Everything remains the same today. Nobody knows where the water comes from and how it passes from the mouth of the Nandi idol on to the Shivalinga. Nobody knows how the whirlpool came into being. The source of water, the sculptor, even the time when it was built remains a mystery. "There has been no scientific explanation for the source of water till date," says resident Shivalingaiah. After Radiocarbon testing it was found that temple is 7,500 Years old. Some Aryan Scripture like Puran written in Sanskrit were found too and they are around 9,800 Years old.
Ancient City Found Off the Coast of Mamallapuram
Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), India, April 11, 2002: An ancient underwater city has been discovered off the coast of southeastern India. Divers from India and England made the discovery based on the statements of local fishermen and the old Indian legend of the Seven Pagodas. The ruins, which are off the coast of Mahabalipuram, cover many square miles and seem to prove that a major city once stood there. Several Aryan Arti Facts were found. The discovery was made on April 1 by a joint team of divers from the Indian National Institute of Oceanography, the Scientific Exploration Society and AIA. Expedition leader Monty Halls said: "Our divers were presented with a series of structures that clearly showed man-made attributes. The scale of the site appears to be extremely extensive, with 50 dives conducted over a three-day period covering only a small area of the overall ruin field. This is plainly a discovery of international significance that takes us back 6,000 Years. Still the research is going but the intial research has proved that this City is 6,000 Years old.
Buried Siva Temples Found
SIDDAVATAM, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT, June 2, 2002: The surfacing of five ancient Siva temples partly in sand dunes along the Pennar river in Jyothi village in Siddhavatam mandal has led to the discovery that as many as 108 Siva temples have been buried under sand at the place quoted Dr. Kenton Croler. Besides the rare presence of 108 Siva temples dating back to 1213 ce, a silver chariot and a diamond crown said to have been presented to the Jyothi Siddhavateswara Swamy temple by Kakatiya Rudrama Devi were present in Jyothi village, according to inscriptions discovered. The 108 Siva temples were said to have been constructed by King Rakkasi Gangarayadeva and his aide, Jantimanayakudu, in the 12th century and were buried under sand during the Muslim Kings' rule, says Pothuraju Venkata Subbanna, a retired headmaster and chairman of several temples in Siddhavatam mandal. The main temple is called Jyothi Siddheswara Swamy temple. A life-size inscription in the temple has a swastika symbol on the left and the Sun, Moon and a sturdy bull on the right.
Archeological Discovery in Bangladesh
Little is known about the archaeology of the Indian subcontinent before the Harappa civilization. The Urbanization that incepted from the 8,000 BC BC in the Ganga Valley is called the First Urbanization. Pundranagara (Mahasthangarh) now located in Bangladesh is characterized as one of the Early Historic Urban centre of Ganga Valley. The ancient settlements and the paleochannels in the Mahasthangarh region have been identified by extensive explorations by walk and satellite images. The GIS data have been employed for this study. This study reveals that 62 sites out of 133 in total archaeological sites in Mahasthangarh region are located on the Pleistocene high terraces overlooking the vast flood plains. The selection of the settlements was made over the flood free patches close to the rivers, marshlands and water tanks. The land around Mahasthangarh represents ridges and valleys followed by one another. Habitation took place on the ridges usually unaffected by flood. Meanwhile, the valleys have been tested as dominant agricultural land. The settlements were fashioned as nuclear, linear and disperse pattern due to the availability of the ridges, arable lands and other natural resources. The close proximity of the rivers, marshlands and tanks from the settlements indicates that the Pundranagara people wisely exploited the alluvial lands for agriculture and aquatic resources for subsistence. Ethnographic evidence indicates that the local laterite soil might have been exploited in the construction of health hazard free, durable and eco-friendly mud-houses. The river Karatoya might have played a vital role in shaping the settlements, internal and external trade and commerce. Some diagnostic Aryan artifacts e. g. Rouletted Ware, Sandwiched Glass Beads, Gold-foil Glass Beads, Semi-precious Stone Beads, Bronze Mirror and Northern Black Polished Ware from the Mahasthangarh region support the existence of its external trade with the Mediterranean region and different other parts of the Indian subcontinent. The human colonization occurring in Pundranagara during the 8,000 BC accurately fulfils the theory that there was no Aryan Invasion.