One would wonder about how the massive temple was constructed, no? One draws up architecture plans first and then the constructors start work based on those plans. I always thought that they would have some kind of plans drawn up on palm leaf books or something. Oh! no, these ancient Indians built strong and built for posterity.
About 400 meters away from the temple, one comes across an amazing sight. Baba was so excited, he was literally dragging me across the stony plains.
The plans are all between these fenced off places and here’s a view of the temple to show how far these plans are.
Can you see how painstakingly these lines have been drawn? You are a new chap, you are just pointed to the right plan, given a hammer and chisel and off you go.
Baba pointing at one of the plans. Can you see the curve? Its extraordinary how these were made and the smooth curve perfectly well made. This is with a chisel and hammer on a ground platter of stone. Its not like if you make a mistake, you can just rub it off or pick up another stone, you had to be 100% right ALL the time.
I wasnt clear on what this would be. The Yoni was on the top, inside the square cut out. Obviously a representation of the temple. But then you had a ton of what looks like footprints. Were they trying to do some kind of capacity planning? How many pilgrims they can fit in? Or how to do the ceremonies? The proportions are right. But why are they all pointing to the north? all are facing north. Or are they something else?
This was even more complex drawing. Very detailed.
Definitely not a script. Looks like drawings. I couldnt see any signs of any script or measurements. These were simply drawings, no measurements at all. This was an extraordinary sight. How amazing these ancients were to make something wonderful as this?
But it was now getting on in the day and it was starting to get hotter so we decided to take off. Next is the walk back to the car.