Subterranean Library Chamber Ekambareswara Kanchipuram Key To Lemuria MU Atlantis?

The issue daunting the Historians of the West who painstakingly unearth evidence on Lemuria and Atlantis is that, as I observe,  they are unable to corroborate the evidence of these places with records’ ,save Plato’s Atlantis.

Though scholars accept Plato’s works like The Republic,they are reluctant to admit his observations on Atlantis,saying that they need corroborative evidence.

Surprising !

They did not need such evidence for Plato’s other works.

Their effort is restricted by their search of corroboration from the texts in the west,especially the Bible which they consider to be the oldest text.

They also take reference to texts,hieroglyphics from Egypt.

They are probable unaware of the oldest records of India,the Vedas,Puranas,Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Nor are they aware of another ancient language of India which is a mine of historical information.

It is the Tamil language,which is is atleast 20,000 years old.

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Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram,Tamil Nadu India.

Nor are these researchers aware of the ancient temples of India,some of them 5000 years old.

They have vast information in the form of Epigraphs and writing in ancient Tamil and Grantha script.

What  I am attempting to do,through my blog , is to link and fill in the gaps of these researches,with explanatins from Sanskrit,Tamil Texts and Epigraphy found in the temples.

Also I verify the local legends associated with the Ramayana,Mahabharata,Puranas with the help of scientific tools like Carbon dating,Infra red,Geology,Astronomy and references in foreign classics.

To my surprise most of these so called legends stand the test of science in terms of antiquity and events.

I have been researching into Atlantis,MU,Lemuria,Tamils and the history of India and have published articles.

I was intrigued by the hypothesis of Lemuria,MU and Atlantis had existed together.

Records from Indian texts,Tamil and Sumeria speak of these places having existed.

They speak of four earliest civilizations.



Lemuria and

Lord Rama.

For more details plese read my article Rama dropped Atom Bomb in Harappa.

James Churchward has proposed that the MU civilisation had existed and might have links to Tamils.

I have written on the possibility of a secret chamber in Kanchipuram Ekambareswara temple in Tamil Nadu.

This temple has ten subterranean chambers.

While nine chambers are dedicated to the Rishis,with details about them,the tenth one has writings on them referring to MU.

It may be noted that MU is a prefix in Tamil which denotes antiquity.

The City of Madurai was called Mudur and it referred to old Madurai,Then Madurai which was located somewhere near Madagascar, then a part of Lemuria.

Also the capital of Chera Kings,Vanchi was called Vanchi Mudur which was located in Lemuria and it is not the present Karur ,Tamil Nadu.

Now to Churchward on Mu,Tamils and Kanchipuram Ekambareswara Temple.

Time that the Archaeological department of India and scholars take a seriuos note and investigate.

in the subterranean system there are 10 chambers. In 9 chambers they stored the tablets. In the first 3 chambers the tablets are made fom solid black stone. In the next 3 chambers the tablets are made from gold. In tha last 3 chambers the tablets made from solid silver and brass and an mix of metals wat they callad pachalogha – the so called five holy metals. The 10th chamber is like an small temple with an black Shiva lingam and the statues of the seven holy rishis. In the 9 chambers you find some inscriptions at the walls – they describe the rishis puranas, what means, the live and the deeds of the rishis. I made some pictures from these inscriptions…

Reference and citation.


chamber no. 1 and chamber no. 4 the priest, who guided me down there to to library, allowed me to take some pictures of the tablets. As attachment of this mail you see one tablet from chamber no. 1
At chamber no. 4 the priest only allowed me to take pictures from 2 tablets, not from all this books there. The 2 tablets he showed me, are a ittle bit damaged. But you can see clearly the inscriptions.
The second tablet from chamber no. 4
Athe end of my visit at this subterranean library the priest, who guided me (his name is Pachayappa), presented a small gift to me. This very small tablet is made from brass, in my opinion. I am not very sure, if it was part of the tablets down there at the library of MU or it was made later. But Pachayappa told me, that the inscriptions at these small tablet are some kind of key to the understanding of the inscriptions of the other tablets. This small item is still with me and I am trying to breach its code. But surely I will need a little help.




Kanchipuram Tribe In Vasishta Viswamitra War

Many tribes are mentioned in the Ancient texts of India, The Vedas,Puranas,Ramayana, Mahabharata and later works of Poets like Kalidasa.

The Rig Veda describes the tribes in detail.

And these mention that some these tribes scattered around the world, thus sowing the seeds of Sanatana Dharma around the world.

Also there was another civilization flourishing in the south of Vindhya mountains.

It was the Dravida, now being identified as Lemurianas and MU civilizations.

Apart from this there were two more civilizations in place.

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Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram,Tamil Nadu India.

They were,

The Uighurs and

The Atlanis People.

For more details please read my article Rama dropped Atom Bomb.

The Vedic texts refer to the Dravidians and the Chera,Chola and Pandya Kings.

They were present during the Swayamvara of Damayanti, which predates Ramayana, of Draupadi and the Rajasuya Yaga of Yudhishtra.

And the Kings from the South participated in the MahabharataWar.

Now to the tribes mentioned in the Ancient texts of India.

The earliest reference is to the Battle of Ten Kings.

We find references to many tribes.

There was a war between the Kings mostly from the North of Vindhyas.

Now there is yet another reference of the  Tribes of India , involving Sage Vasishta and Viswamitra.

Sage Vasishta, though the Family Priest of the Ikshvaku Dynasty, not much of is heard of him after Ramayana.

It seems that he left with Shiva and Ganesha towards the west of India during a Tsunami,while Vaiwasvatha Manu left for Ayodhya to found the Ikshvaku Dynasty.

There is a reference that Sage Viswamitra banished his 51 sons to Dravida Desa( History of the Tamils by PT. Srinivasa Iyeangar).

Now let us look at these two facts together to find out more about the tribes of Dravida Desa.

One of the Tribes who took the side of Vasishta against Viswamitra when the latter tried to take away Vasishta’s Cow,Nandini , is the Kanchi .

Kanchi, Kanchipuram finds a reference in all the Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Harivamsa of Kalidasa and Bhrthuhari’s works.

Kanchi was called the learning center of the south like Nalanda in the North.

Tamil Classics also speak of Kanchi,and the Sangam Literature calls it as Kanchi Mudur,Ancient Kanchi.( The Term Mudur is used only for two cities (Mudur),Madurai and Kanchi).

These two cities are quite ancient if one goes through these references.

A Brahmin from Kanchi founded Cambodia Vietnam Thailand

Kanchi tribe is mentioned in the Mahabharata Thus,

When the sage Vasistha was attacked by king Viswamitra’s army, Vasistha’s cow, Kamadehnu, brought forth from her tail, an army of Palhavas, and from her udders, an army of Dravidas and Sakas; and from her womb, an army of Yavanas, and from her dung, an army of Savaras; and from her urine, an army of Kanchis; and from her sides, an army of Savaras. And from the froth of her mouth came out hosts of Paundras and Kiratas, Yavanas and Sinhalas, and the barbarous tribes of Khasas and Chivukas and Pulindas and Chinas and Hunas with Keralas, and numerous other Mlechchhas.

In the ancient Indian literature, cow is a symbol of earth or land. Thus the myth mentioned above simply means that, these tribes gathered for the protection of sage Vasistha’s land against the army of king Viswamitra.(

  • Mahabharata, Book 1, Chapter 177)

References and Citations.

And some moments after, from her tail she brought forth an army of Palhavas, and from her udders, an army of Dravidas and Sakas; and from her womb, an army of Yavanas, and from her dung, an army of Savaras; and from her urine, an army of Kanchis; and from her sides, an army of Savaras.
Mbh.5.161.7227 Like a frog having its abode in a well, why art thou not able to realise the might of this vast army of the assembled monarchs, invincible, looking like the very celestial host, and protected by these lords of men, as the heavenly host by the gods themselves, protected that is, by the kings of the East, the West, the South and the North, by the Kamvojas, the Sakas, the Khasas, the Salwas, the Matsyas, the Kurusof the middle country, the Mlechchhas, the Pulindas, the Dravidas, the Andhras, and the Kanchis, this host of many nations, ready for battle, and resembling the uncrossable current of the Ganga.

Kaundinya Kanchipuram Tamil Founder Cambodia Vietnem Thailand

The influence of Bharatavarsha is amazing.

The people of India, then called Bharatavarsha, migrated to all parts of the world, East,Southeast,South,West, North, Northwest of India.

The migration seems to have been from the South mostly.

The return of the descendants of these migrants was from the North through the Khyber Pass.

As of now, the first migration seems to have been that of Shiva, with Ganesha towards the west of India, when a Tsunami struck the South,

And that was the period when Satyavrata Manu, the ancestor of Lord Rama,left for Ayodhya where his son Ikshvaku founded the Ikshvaku Dynasty.

Another group traveled towards the east, south east part of Asia from the south.

( I am trying to ascertain the period)

Now it looks as thought this migration took place later than Shiva’s migration to west.

However some archeological evidence suggests that the migration to Southeast Asia was earlier.

Now there is literary evidence from Chinese and Indian sources that the Mekong Delta was called the Funan Kingdom..

The area included here had Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Considering the evidence being reproduced below and the fact that a Korean Queen was from Ayodhya, it stands to reason that the influence of Bharatavarsha was very great in the ancient times.

The Mekong Delta was ruled by Funan Kings.(68-150)

The Funan Kingdom was founded by Kaundinya,a Brahmin from Kanchipuram,Tamil Nadu.

This stele found at Tháp Mười in Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam and now located in the Museum of History in Ho Chi Minh City.JPG This stele found at Tháp Mười in Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam and now located in the Museum of History in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the few extant writings that can be attributed confidently to the kingdom of Funan. The text is in Sanskrit, written in Grantha alphabet of the Pallava dynasty, dated to the mid-5th century AD, and tells of a donation in honor of Vishnu by a Prince Gunavarman of the Kaundinya lineage. “Funan stele” by Bình Giang – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons –

Kingdom of Funan (Chinese: 扶南; pinyin: Fúnán) (Khmer: អាណាចក្រហ្វូណន) was the name given by the Chinese to an ancient kingdom located in southern Southeast Asia centered on the Mekong Delta that existed from the first to sixth century CE. The name is found in Chinese historical texts describing the kingdom, and the most extensive descriptions are largely based on the report of two Chinese diplomats, Kang Tai and Zhu Ying, representing the Wu Kingdom of Nanking who sojourned in Funan in the mid-3rd century AD.:24

Funan is known in the modern languages of the region as វ្នំ Vnom (Khmer) or នគរភ្ Nokor Phnom (Khmer), ฟูนาน (Thai), and Phù Nam (Vietnamese), however, the name Funan is not found in any texts of local origin from the period, and it is not known what name the people of Funan gave to their polity. Some scholars argued that ancient Chinese scholars transcribed the word Funanfrom a word related to the Khmer word bnaṃ or vnaṃ (modern: phnoṃ, meaning “mountain”), others however thought that Funanmay not be a transcription at all, rather it meant what it says in Chinese, meaning something like “Pacified South”.

Like the very name of the kingdom, the ethno-linguistic nature of the people is the subject of much discussion among specialists. The leading hypotheses are that the Funanese were mostly Mon–Khmer, or that they were mostly Austronesian, or that they constituted a multi-ethnic society. The available evidence is inconclusive on this issue. Michael Vickery has said that, even though identification of the language of Funan is not possible, the evidence strongly suggests that the population was Khmer.[2] The results of archaeology at Oc Eo have demonstrated “no true discontinuity between Oc Eo and pre-Angkorian levels”, indicating Khmer linguistic dominance in the area under Funan control…


Some scholars have identified the conqueror Hùntián of the Book of Liang with the Brahmin Kauṇḍinya who married a nāga (snake) princess named Somā, as set forth in aSanskrit inscription found at Mỹ Sơn and dated AD 658 (see below). Other scholars[15] have rejected this identification, pointing out that the word “Hùntián” has only two syllables, while the word “Kauṇḍinya” has three, and arguing that Chinese scholars would not have used a two-syllable Chinese word to transcribe a three-syllable word from another language. However, the name “Kaundinya” appears in a number of independent sources and seems to point to a figure of some importance in the history of Funan.

Kaundinya in the Chinese sources

Even if the Chinese “Hùntián” is not the proper transcription of the Sanskrit “Kaundinya”, the name “Kaundinya” [Kauṇḍinya, Koṇḍañña, Koṇḍinya, etc.] is nevertheless an important one in the history of Funan as written by the Chinese historians: however, they transcribed it not as “Hùntián,” but as “Qiáochénrú” 僑陳如.[17] A person of that name is mentioned in the Book of Liang in a story that appears somewhat after the story of Hùntián. According to this source, Qiáochénrú was one of the successors of the king Tiānzhú Zhāntán 天竺旃檀 (“Candana from India”), a ruler of Funan who in the year 357 AD sent tamed elephants as tribute to the Emperor Mu of Jin (r. 344–361; personal name: Sīmǎ Dān 司馬聃): “He [Qiáochénrú] was originally a Brahmin from India. There a voice told him: ʻyou must go reign over Fúnán,ʼ and he rejoiced in his heart. In the south, he arrived at Pánpán 盤盤. The people of Fúnán appeared to him; the whole kingdom rose up with joy, went before him, and chose him king. He changed all the laws to conform to the system of India.”

Kaundinya in the inscription of Mỹ Sơn

The story of Kaundinya is also set forth briefly in the Sanskrit inscription C. 96 of the Cham king Prakasadharma found at Mỹ Sơn. It is dated Sunday, 18 February, 658 AD (and thus belongs to the post-Funanese period) and states in relevant part (stanzas XVI-XVIII): “It was there [at the city of Bhavapura] that Kauṇḍinya, the foremost among brahmins, planted the spear which he had obtained from Droṇa’s Son Aśvatthāman, the best of brahmins. There was a daughter of a king of serpents, called “Somā,” who founded a family in this world. Having attained, through love, to a radically different element, she lived in the abode of man. She was taken as wife by the excellent Brahmin Kauṇḍinya for the sake of (accomplishing) a certain task …”.

Kaundinya in the inscription of Tháp Mười

This stele found at Tháp Mười inĐồng Tháp Province, Vietnam and now located in the Museum of History in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the few extant writings that can be attributed confidently to the kingdom of Funan. The text is in Sanskrit, written inGrantha alphabet of the Pallava dynasty, dated to the mid-5th century AD, and tells of a donation in honor ofVishnu by a Prince Gunavarman of the Kaundinya lineage.

The Sanskrit inscription (K.5) of Tháp Mười (known as “Pràsàt Prằṃ Lovêṅ” in Khmer), which is now on display in the Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City, refers to a Prince Guṇavarman, younger son (nṛpasunu—bālo pi) of a king Ja[yavarman] who was “the moon of the Kauṇḍinya line (… kauṇḍi[n]ya[vaṅ]śaśaśinā …) and chief “of a realm wrested from the mud”.

Kaundinya in Khmer folklore

The legend of Kaundinya is paralleled in modern Khmer folklore, where the foreign prince is known as “Preah Thaong” and the queen as “Neang Neak”. In this version of the story, Preah Thaong arrives by sea to an island marked by a giant thlok tree, native to Cambodia. On the island, he finds the home of the nāgas and meets Neang Neak, daughter of the nāga king. He marries her with blessings from her father and returns to the human world. The nāga king drinks the sea around the island and confers the name “Kampuchea Thipdei”, which is derived from the Sanskrit (Kambujādhipati) and may be translated into English as “the lord of Cambodia”. In another version, it is stated that Preah Thaong fights Neang Neak.

Other occurrences of the name “Kaundinya” in the history of Funan.

The name “Kauṇḍinya” is well-known from Tamil inscriptions of the 1st millennium AD, and it seems that Funan was ruled up the 6th century AD by a clan of the same name. According to the Nán Qí shū 南齊書 (Book of Southern Qi) of Xiāo Zīxiǎn 簫子顯 (485–537) the Fúnán king Qiáochénrú Shéyébámó 僑陳如闍耶跋摩 (Kauṇḍinya Jayavarman) “sent in the year 484 the Buddhist monk Nàqiéxiān 那伽仙 (Nāgasena) to offer presents to the Chinese emperor and to ask the emperor at the same time for help in conquering Línyì (north of Campā) … The emperor of China thanked Shéyébámó for his presents, but sent no troops against Línyì”.


List Of Hindu Empires Vedic Period To 1200AD

I have lamented the fact that despite evidence mounting up about the antiquity of Indian History.

There is abundant evidence that Indian History dates back to more than 50,000 years by a conservative estimate.

Please check my Posts.

Still we cling to 5000 BC as the bench mark,the date assigned to the Rig veda.

The Riwatian People of India date back to 1,900,000 BC!

Many skim the eastern part of India when studying Indian History,especially that of Bengal.

Surprise in store.

Ancient India Timeline chart.jpg Ancient India Timeline chart.

I shall be writing on this in my effort to find out the antiquity of Indian culture.

Here is a List of Empires of India from Vedic Times.

I shall be writing in detail on each.


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Secret Chambers Ekambareswara Temple Key To Lost Mu Civilization?

I have been researching into the origins of Shiva worship in the South.

I have been referring to, apart from  Sanskrit texts, Tamil Texts,Temple architecture and Temple histories of south and north India.

In this search,I have noticed that there were at least two tsunamis mentioned in the Tamil Classics.

The great Flood is present in almost all the civilizations of the world.

And there are more interesting  nuggets of information.

1.The Sanatna Dharma spread in South East Asia and Westwards of India seem to have been from the South.

2.Rama’s ancestor Satyavrata Manu migrated from the South to the North and his son Ikshvaku founded the Ikshvaku Dynasty.

3.The South Asian spread of Santana Dharma seems to have preceded the spread int he west.

4.The remains of Tamil Culture is found in all the Asian countries , New Zealand and Australia.

5.The Incas whose ancestors were Tamils and they came later than the Africans.

6.The ancestors of the Africans, the Olmecs’ ancestors were Tamils from Godavari Kumtis.

7.This leads to the discrepancy in dating the Tamils and these Cultures.

8. Once we are able to distinguish between the Two Floods, we can see some light in this search.

The Southern part of India, below the Deccan Plateau/ Vindhya/Satpura Mountains seems to have separated from the landmass of India twice, one each at each Flood.

The earliest one formed the Kumari Kandam, which has been referred to by the Tamil Classics.

This spread was east wards towards reaching to Australia.

Later came the Lemuria, which had the Atlantis a part of it.

I have been trying to find the connection between the Mu Civilization and the Tamils.

Detailed Post on this follows shortly.

In the meantime I stumbled on some information I thought worth sharing.

The theory of the Lost Civilization of Mus was floated by James Churchward, a patented inventor, engineer.

‘he had found evidence of a lost civilisation: Mu. Mu was said to have been the Pacific equivalent of Atlantis, though Churchward said it was a colony of Mu. The first man to write about Mu was Augustus LePlongeon, who in archaeological circles has the distinction of being the first to make a photographic record of the ruins of Chichen Itza. In his books “Sacred Mysteries Among the Mayans and Quiches” (1886) and “Queen Moo and the Egyptian Sphinx” (1896), LePlongeon related his decipherment of the so-called “Troano Codex”, which he claimed showed that the Maya were the ancestors of the Ancient Egyptians. The Mayans had originated from a lost civilization, Mu, which was on par with Atlantis, and which had been destroyed by a volcanic eruption. He added that Queen Moo – clearly linked with Mu – had travelled from this continent to Egypt, where she had gone down into the history books under her new name of Isis. Unfortunately, when the Mayan language was deciphered several decades later, it was learned that LePlongeon’s interpretation of this document was completely erroneous, sometimes even using letters that were in fact no such thing. Jack Churchward, a descendent of James Churchward, states that LePlongeon relied on the translation of Brasseur de Bourbourg. Jack Churchward received an email from one of de Bourbourg’s descendants, who stated that the translation was done by channelling a spirit, which explains why LePlongeon erred so much when he interpreted the document based on this translation.
LePlongeon did put the lost civilization of Mu on the books, but left it to Theosophist Helena Blavatsky to popularize the lost continent, claiming it was the mystical birthplace of occult traditions. But the man who brought Mu from theory and speculation to reality was James Churchward, who claimed to have found hard physical evidence for the continent’s existence, when he was shown a secret library in India…

Chruchward reported that he found manuscripts signifying the connection between the Tamils and the Mus ina secret chamber in Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram,Tamil Nadu.

He had found some Tablets too.

‘Churchward’s discovery became famous when a major article on it appeared on November 10, 1924 in the “New York American” newspaper. In it, the central framework of Churchward’s claims about Mu was put forward. The civilisation was labelled “Empire of the Sun”. It was once a civilisation that had 64 million inhabitants, known as the Naacals, the priestly brotherhood, keepers of the sacred wisdom, who lived 50,000 years ago. All known ancient civilisations – India, Egypt and the Mayas – were decayed remnants of its many colonies.
In 1926, at the age of 75, Churchward published “The Lost Continent of Mu: Motherland of Man”. Where was Mu? It extended from north of Hawaii to the Fijis and Easter Island. Geologists find it hard to imagine dry land here, as the area is crossed by the so-called Andesite Line, making it geologically unlikely there was a landmass here. As Churchward never produced any evidence for his visit to the Naacal Library, several people treat his claims with scepticism.
So was Churchward a liar, or someone with genuine experiences? To understand the man better, it is noted that some aspects of the Mu legend are original to Churchward, some aren’t. It was LePlongeon who had first written about the “Nacaal”, in 1896, where he identifies them as Maya adepts and missionaries, with the word Naacal meaning “the exalted”. But LePlongeon therefore identified their homeland as Central America, not Mu in the Pacific Ocean, which was specific to Churchward.
What about his relationship with Blavatsky? They both claimed that in India, they had been exposed to “lost knowledge”. In the case of Blavatsky, her source of lost knowledge was the “Book of Dzyan”, supposedly written in Atlantis and presented to her by the Indian Mahatmas.
Indeed, though it could be argued that Churchward merely copied from the likes of Blavatsky and LePlongeon in his exploit of Mu, at the same time, it could be said that his story is totally true and that it confirms Blavatsky’s assertions and that Churchward spent several decades cementing his case before he went public and wrote his series of books on the subject.
Churchward was living in India in the 1880s, before he moved to the United States in 1889. It is during his time in India when he allegedly made contact with these Indian adepts – allowing for a period of roughly a decade where he could befriend, learn and study the language – more than sufficient time. Churchward said he studied the language which was said to be Mankind’s original language, which had labelled “Naga-Maya”, for more than two years
After having read the Naacal documents, he continued his searches for further information. In Burma, he visited an ancient Buddhist temple in search of the missing records, carrying letters of introduction from the Indian high priests with whom he studied…

‘His story truly hinges on whether or not he acquainted an Indian priest and saw numerous rare tablets. As a result, for years, the story of Churchward therefore remained a legend, while his books were reprinted. But never, anything new was found that might change the status quo. That changed when the German independent researcher, author and travel agency manager Thomas Ritter claimed he had entered a “secret library” underneath Sri Ekambaranatha temple in Kanchipuram, India in which he has found evidence of the lost civilisation of Mu.
He claims that on July 23, 2010, he was contacted by one Pachayappa, who invited him to enter the underground complex – and even allowed him to photograph some of its contents! Ritter states how “at chamber no. 4 the priest only allowed me to take pictures from two tablets, not from all this books there. The two tablets he showed me, are a little bit damaged. But you can see clearly the inscriptions.”
These two tablets are the so-called Naacal tablets, which James Churchward claimed to have seen many decades before. When Ritter published the material, there was immediately a torrent of disbelief, not helped by the realization that what Ritter apparently showed was a tablet unearthed in Byblos (Lebanon), discovered by French archaeologist Maurice Dunand. Because of the small amount of writing on the tablets, they have so far not been deciphered, though the script is identified – Proto-Byblian – and therefore not related to India. Indeed, the tablet presented by Ritter is in the Beirut Museum (Cat. 16598) and not a secret library in India.
Ritter claims that in July 2010, he was not welcomed by the usual young priest Narjan, whom he knew well, but an elder man, Pachayappa, who unlike Narjan, did not speak English. Pachayappa took him down into the underground structures of the temple complex. Ritter states: “Before an iron-bound door he stopped and pointed with some gesture to the bottom: ‘Rishi place!’” Then he opened the door, behind which the Nacaal library was located.
Whether Ritter is lying or not, he has at least specifically identified a temple as the location of the library: the Sri Ekambaranatha Temple in Kanchipuram, in the state of Tamil (India). The gate of the temple complex measures more than sixty metres tall, making it the largest temple tower in Southern India, and is made from granite, decorated with the images of gods, goddesses and heroes. The complex is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the five major Shiva temples, each of which representing a natural element. The Sri Ekambaranatha Temple represents the element earth. The temple’s history dates back to at least 600 AD, though could be older and is notorious for its “hallway with a thousand pillars”, as the temple’s inner walls are decorated with an array of 1,008 Shiva lingams, a symbol of the male energy.
But Ritter has drawn attention to the subterranean system of this complex, where he claims there are ten chambers. In nine of these chambers, they stored the tablets. Each room measured 25 meters long and 15 meters wide, with the ceiling quite low – he could touch it when he stretched his arm out. Pachayappa claimed that the inscriptions detailed the Rishi Puranas, the lives of the culture bringers of Ancient India. Inside were black granite tables, and there were tens of thousands of stone tablets. Ritter notes that “both sides of such postcard-sized stone tablets engraved with tiny lines were narrow characters covered in an unfamiliar script. Other plates showed fine geometric patterns on running, technical drawings, maps and astronomical images.” When he asked what they contained, he said it was the legacy of the Seven Sages.
In the first three chambers, the tablets are made from black granite, in the next three from gold. Each golden tablet was fourteen by ten centimeters, and about two to three milimeters thick and were bound like a book.
In the final three rooms, he found silver and bronze tablets that were hard to read, so Ritter used a handkerchief to polish the tablet, restoring it to its original state.
Ritter claims he was only allowed to photograph two tablets. All of these chambers have inscriptions, describing the lives and deeds of the rishis, and has produced photographs of these inscriptions.
The tenth room was located at the end of the corridor. In the middle of the room rose a column of about 1.50 m high from a solid black material, and according to Pachayappa, the material was not stone. Behind the lingam were statues of the Seven Rishis, placed in a semi-circle, and were made from a shimmering metal, which Ritter thought could be gold or silver-plated. One of them he was able to identify as Aghasthiya, who is always depicted as a dwarf.’

Kanchipuram Residents, please contribute.


Secret Chamber in Ekambareswarar Temple