History has always been unknown. All that we know is because of books or the artifacts discovered. These two things are responsible for all the conclusions we have drawn, ranging from which emperor ruled in which year to what food people used to consume in a specific period. But these are all just assumptions. We don’t actually know whether all that we think is true or not even though things are told to us with so much conviction that we believe them. Now let us talk about some mysterious events that might have occurred in the history of India.
- There is a great legend about Ashoka and his illuminate. All of us know about the Kalinga war and how Ashoka changed after this war. After he saw the death of 100,000 people, he decided to walk on the path of Dhamma. During his rule, there existed nine books or nine secrets relating to science and technology. They were about Alchemy, weapons, sociology etc. Ashoka terrified watching the result of the war appointed nine men and each man was given one secret to guard so that all of them could not come in hands of any random person. According to Ashoka, science and technological development were necessary but he believed that if it by any chance went into the hands of some evil person, he’d create havoc and cause massive destruction.
- Of course, History is not so interesting until we talk about some kind of treasure. Hyderabad, a city in India had been long ruled by the Nizams, called the “Nizams of Hyderabad.” All these Nizams had acquired a huge amount of wealth. The last Nizam, namely Mir Osman Ali Khan (also the last ruler of Asaf Jah dynasty) was famous for his idiosyncrasies and his large collection of jewelry. He had so much wealth that TIME magazine had called him the wealthiest person on Earth in 1937. After the Nizam’s death, surprisingly his wealth too disappeared. It is said that all the jewelry and coins still lay buried somewhere but unfortunately no one knows.
- The Hindu culture that we follow today is not truly the Vedic concept. Whatever we do today is what has evolved over a period of so many years. The Vedas contain entirely different concepts for numerous issues that used to be followed afterward. The Vedas mention giving equal rights to men and women. They insist women remarry and start a new life and take part in all important social activities. It is not written in the Vedas that a son of Brahmin will be a Brahmin and a son of a Shudra will be a Shudra. Instead, these were names given according to the occupation a person used to follow.
- A famous Historian, P.N. Oak wrote that Taj Mahal was actually a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, called Tejo Mahalya. Shah Jahan had usurped the temple from the Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh and converted it into a memorial for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Even carbon dating results prove that the construction was 300 years older than Shah Jahan’s reign. Even the travelers and scholars who might have visited Agra after the construction of the mausoleum make no mention of its construction in their accounts.
- Gue in the Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh is a home to the mummy of a five-hundred-year-old monk called Sangha Tenzin also known as Lama Tenzin. It is quite surprising but true that this monk was self-mummified. He was a 15th-century monk and the mummy was discovered in the year 1975. The skin and hair still remain unbroken which suggests how nicely it is preserved and that too without any human involvement.
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