We can learn a lot from history, but many mysteries need to be resolved. There are still unsolved puzzles from both modern history and ancient history. Scientists and academics have struggled with a variety of perplexing tales and incidents that have left them perplexed in India as well over the years.
To discover more about the secrets of India, let us look at some of these enigmas, some of which are genuinely illogical and perplexing.
The Indus Valley Civilization vanished
The Indus valley civilisation may be the oldest mystery in India. This enormous civilization, which was greater than the sum of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, is still shrouded in mystery. The identity of its makers as well as the enigmas surrounding their puzzling, 4000-year-old Indus pictographic script remain unknown. The most puzzling characteristic of this civilisation may be how all of its major sites abruptly collapsed and vanished practically simultaneously. Although there are several explanations as to why this occurred, none of them have proven very convincing.
Charisma’s Alien Rock Paintings
In the tribal Bastar area of Chhattisgarh, mysterious old rock drawings have been discovered in caverns close to the town of Charama. They show paintings of flying discs and other frightening humanoids without faces, according to the archaeologist JR Bhagat who unearthed them. Interestingly, traditions of diminutive “Rohela” people who used to descend from the sky in sphere-shaped flying things and abduct one or two inhabitants are common in adjacent communities. The Indian Space Research Organization and the US space agency, NASA, have been requested to assist in the investigation of these intriguing discoveries by the Chhattisgarh Department of Archaeology and Culture.
Bihar’s Son Bhandar Caves
The Son Bhandar cave of Rajgir in Bihar, which was carved out of a single enormous rock, is thought to be the entrance to the wealth of Bimbisara, a Magadhan monarch who loved to accumulate valuables. Son Bhandar translates to “gold storehouse” in English. It is reported that his wife concealed the riches here on his behalf while Bimbisara was imprisoned by his son Ajatashatru. Unreadable Sankhlipi writing that was engraved into the western cave’s wall is said to contain the key to unlocking the entrance. The only thing that remains of the British attempt to cannonball their way through the alleged gateway is a black stain.
The Nine Unidentified Men
The enigmatic “9 Unknown Men,” India’s very own Illuminati, are thought to be one of the most potent secret organizations in the world. It was allegedly constructed by Emperor Asoka personally in 273 BC, following the brutal war of Kalinga, which claimed 100,000 lives. Each of these nine unknown men received a book containing material on a range of subjects, including propaganda, time travel, microbiology, and psychological warfare. Although the true identity of these nine individuals remains a mystery, it is thought that the secret organization, which has been kept a secret for decades, still exists today.
Mir Osman Ali’s Hidden Treasure
Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last and seventh Nizam of Hyderabad’s Asaf Jah dynasty, was not only well-known for his eccentricities but also for his magnificent jewelry collection and fabled fortune. He was reportedly the richest Indian ever when TIME magazine named him the world’s richest man in 1937. The majority of the renowned Nizam jewelry and his enormous personal riches were never found after his passing. They may still be there in the King Kothi Palace’s underground apartments in Hyderabad, where the Nizam spent most of his life.
The Lama Tenzin Mummy, which is 500 years old
The ancient and unsettling practice of self-mummification is revealed during a walk over the Himalayas to the little town of Ghuen in Spiti. A 500-year-old mummy is currently resting in this small, one-room concrete construction, covered solely by a thin pane of glass. The mummies, which contain the remains of Buddhist monk Sangha Tenzin from the fifteenth century, are astonishingly well preserved, with intact skin and hair on the head. It appears that Sangha Tenzin’s body underwent enigmatic natural mummification.
The Jaigarh Fort’s Royal Treasure
The history of Jaigarh fort is rife with tales of intrigue and wealth, and it is home to the Jaivana, the biggest cannon on wheels. It is reported that Man Singh, Akbar’s defense minister, concealed the war booty in Jaigarh Fort after his victorious campaign in Afghanistan. When the Mughal wealth was believed to be hidden in the water tanks of Jaigarh Fort in 1977, at the height of the Emergency in India, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi undertook a comprehensive investigation of the fort. Even though nothing was discovered, the episode got a lot of media attention and is included in Maharani Gayatri Devi’s book, A Princess Remembers.
India is a country with numerous different civilizations, languages, forms of art, crafts, and music. Moreover, despite advancements in science and technology, Fantastic India still possesses several incredible mysteries that are yet unanswered.
Naturally, if you solve any of them, you may play detective and let us know in the comment section below, and we would be pleased to cross them off our list!