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Ancient SPACEMAN in Colombia – Who is VAIS RAVANA?


Hey guys, today, let us explore the ancient
statues in Colombia.
There are statues here which are more than
a thousand years old and they have a strange
connection with Indian culture.
For example, take a look at the mysterious
SpaceMan at San Agustin Archeological Park
in Colombia.
This is a remote site in South America, and
there are hundreds of statues here, but this
one is the eye catcher.
Who is he?
The very first impression is that, he is some
kind of an ancient astronaut because it is
clear that he is wearing a helmet or a visor,
he has 2 rectangular eyes, a rectangular mouth,
and has no nose.
Look at the size of his head and the body,
it is very disproportionate, his body is too
small for that giant head, and he is definitely
wearing shoes.
But the most important detail is that he is
holding a cylinder, a long tool which goes
into the earth, look how it goes even below
his feet.
This is a very interesting detail and archeologists
and historians have no explanation for it.
The tour guides here, also have no idea and
claim this is just a flute, a musical instrument.
What kind of a flute goes into the ground,
how would it even be able to produce music
like that?
Tell me what this is.

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While there is no explanation for this mysterious
Spaceman in Colombia, in Hinduism, there are
2 Gods which are portrayed remarkably similar
to this.
The first one is called SwarnaAkarshana Bhairava.
He is the god of Gold and it is said the he
could extract gold from earth directly using
his tools.
But there is another important deity known
as Vaisravana, he is the half-brother of the
demon king Ravana.
Who is this Vaisravana, what does he do?.
He is the God of wealth, especially gold.
He is always shown with a tool that goes into
the ground.
But remember India and Colombia are about
10,000 miles apart, so how could a Hindu god
be carved in Colombia?
This is a very valid question, and we need
to take a look at this logically.
In India, Vaisravana is portrayed like this.
This statue is about 1600 years old, He is
shown with a pot belly, a symbol of wealth.
The most important detail is this rod in his
hand, which usually goes into the ground.
Now, look at the evolution of Vaisravana in
Thailand.
As Hinduism spread to Thailand in ancient
times, Vaisravana was portrayed as a lean,
much more aggressive deity.
But look at the same detail, that tool going
into the ground.
You may be pleasantly surprised that he is
the emblem of a region called Udon Thani in
Thailand, this is the official emblem of that
region.
Not only did the motif evolve, his name also
evolved in Thailand.
Vaisravana is known as Vessavana in Thailand,
but the story is the same, so we know it is
the same deity.
Now, Hinduism started to spread even farther,
so when it reached China, this is how Vaisravana
was sculpted.
These are ancient pillars known as Dharani
pillars in Yunnan province in China, these
are more than a thousand years old, and you
can see the motif is slowly changing here
also, but the key detail is that cylindrical
tool going into the ground.
Here is another statue of Vaisravana in China,
at Miyin Temple in the same Yunnan province.
Now, when Hinduism reaches even farther, in
Japan, look what happens to him.
Archeologists and historians accept that yes,
This is Vaisravana, with the same Hindu story,
and his name already evolved to Vessavana
in Thailand, and in Japan, his name further
evolves into Bishamon.
Again, the key detail is that long cylinder
going into the ground, probably to probe for
gold.
But now, Vaisravana wears a suit like an armor
that covers his whole body, A helmet and shoes.
So, starting from India and all the way to
Japan, we are able to see the evolution of
Vaishravana and it is well documented.
If you go to wikipedia and search for Vaishravana,
you can see most of these details, how his
name has evolved from Vaishravana to Vessavana
to Bishamon and then Bishamonten.
Mainstream historians accept this a fact.
Now, experts think that this culture, the
Hindu megalithic culture stopped in Japan.
But did it really stop there?
Or did it go all the way from Japan to Colombia?
This is a perfect case of evolution in iconography.
Here in Colombia, he is shown with a full
body suit, a helmet and shoes.
And, yes he has that same, long cylindrical
tool, going into the ground.
If a culture could migrate all the way from
India to Japan, they would have also reached
Colombia.
The San Agustin archeological park has many
many different statues in various sizes, and
many of them are eerily similar to Hindu carvings.
Here is an ape like figure standing and his
hands are in a folded position.
In India, sculptures of Ape like deities with
folded hands are quite common.
Now, the statue in Colombia is not just a
regular statue, if you go around it, you realize
that there is a face on the other side as
well.
On one side he looks young and happy and on
the other side he looks older and sad.
This is what I call Cycle of Life, and it
is shown many times in Hinduism, specifically
using monkeys.
In Srirangam temple for example, it was used
to show the cycle of life.
See how the Younger monkey is shown hanging
upside down with a lot of energy while the
older monkey is shown slouching and sad.
There are so many similarities like this between
statues in ancient Hindu temples and the statues
at San Agustin Archeological Park in Colombia.
Going back to Vaisravana, why is the God of
Gold such an important figure in Colombia
as well as many Asian countries?
Why has he gained such prominence in many
countries?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments
section, I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot
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