Madurai Temple Design 1000 Pillars Tikal Guatemala Chichen Itza

I have written quite a few articles on the Indian, specifically Tamil connection to Incas, Mayas and Aztecs.

That the idols of Shiva, Ganesha and Devi are found there as ruins.

Th Incas celebrated Makara Sankaranthi Tamil style.

The Sanctum of Chichen Itza Pyramid and the Sanctum of Chidambaram Natarja temple are identical.

As this blog journeys through the world to find Sanatana Dharma traces ,I have come across some information,( which I should have anticipated,in the light of the Tamils being the ancestors of the Meso American cultures, Chidambaram being replicated in Chichen Itza),worth sharing.

That is the design of the Tikal Temple in Complex bears a striking resemblance to Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

Tikal Temple Ruins, Guatemela.jpg Tikal Temple Ruins, Guatemela. Image Credit. “Tikal Temple1 2006 08 11” by Raymond Ostertag – Self-photographed. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons –

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Black and White.jpg Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Black and White.

Not only this.

One finds the ruins of a Thousand Pillars ,Aayirangal Mantapam, in chichen Itza , called warriors Tomb as the one in Madurai.

Devadasis performed there!

The Concept of Devadasis(Servant Maids of God) is a unique concept of the Tamils/Sanatna Dharma.

I may add that many South Indian Temples have the 1000 pillars, e.g.Chidambaram.Warangal

Considering that Meenakshi was a Queen and her husband was Shiva, who is a pre Sanatana Dharma Deity, I should have looked deeper in the Americas about the Tamil presence.

I had written that Satyavrata Manu, ancestor of Lord Rama migrated to Ayodhya and his son Ikshvaku founded the Ikshvaku Dynasty.

This was due to a great Tsunami in the South of India.

Tamil classical literature speaks of this event in great detail.

Around the same time, Shiva , with his son Ganesha left westwards of India, leaving Murugan(Subrahmanya ) behind.

He seems to have moved eastwards of India.

More to follow on this later.

Ganesha and Shiva left their legacy in the west of India before reaching the Arctic where the Rig Veda was composed.

Then they returned to India through Russia through the Khyber Pass, which was manipulated to show that Aryans invaded India.

The remains of Tamil culture in the Mesoamerican and many Nations of the west would support my theory as also the remains and in many cases thriving Sanatana Dharma in South East Asia.

The largest temple in Mexico City was the temple of Lord Shiva, the War God of the Mexican whom the Spanish invaders found entwined by golden snakes. This temple was built in the 15th century and had 3000 Deva-Dasis to perform religious ceremonials. The Mexican temple had the Gopuram style. Here you see a reconstruction of the same after it was destroyed by the Spaniards. The temples at Tikal in Mexico also bore the imprint of our famous temple at Madura. No wonder E. G. Squire in his American archaeological researches in 1851 wrote:

“It is believed a proper examination of these monuments would disclose the fact that in their interior structure as well as in their exterior form and obvious purposes these buildings correspond with great exactness to those of Hindustan and the Indian Archipelago.’Thousand Pillars of Tikal, Chichen Itza.jpg Group of a Thousand Columns at the Chichen Itza World Heritage Site. Image Credit. “Chichen-Itza-1000-Warriors-Columns” by Uspn – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –

The layout of Chichen Itza site core developed during its earlier phase of occupation, between 750 and 900 AD. Its final layout was developed after 900 AD, and the 10th century saw the rise of the city as a regional capital controlling the area from central Yucatán to the north coast, with its power extending down the east and west coasts of the peninsula.The earliest hieroglyphic date discovered at Chichen Itza is equivalent to 832 AD, while the last known date was recorded in the Osario temple in 998….


The closest large modern settlements are Flores and Santa Elena, approximately 64 kilometres (40 mi) by road to the southwest.[12] Tikal is approximately 303 kilometres (188 mi) north of Guatemala City. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the contemporary Maya city of Uaxactun and 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Yaxha. The city was located 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of its great Classic Period rival, Calakmul, and 85 kilometres (53 mi) northwest of Calakmul’s ally Caracol, now in Belize.


Chichen Itza is located in the eastern portion of Yucatán state in Mexico.The northern Yucatán Peninsula is arid, and the rivers in the interior all run underground. There are two large, natural sink holes, called cenotes, that could have provided plentiful water year round at Chichen, making it attractive for settlement. Of the two cenotes, the “Cenote Sagrado” or Sacred Cenote (also variously known as the Sacred Well or Well of Sacrifice), is the most famous.

According to post-Conquest sources (Maya and Spanish), pre-Columbian Maya sacrificed objects and human beings into the cenote as a form of worship to the Maya rain god Chaac. Edward Herbert Thompson dredged the Cenote Sagrado from 1904 to 1910, and recovered artifacts of gold, jade, pottery and incense, as well as human remains. A study of human remains taken from the Cenote Sagrado found that they had wounds consistent with human sacrifice.



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