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Unveiling India’s Mystical Temples: Singing Pillars, Hanging Wonders, and Rock-Hewn Marvels

   Recently, an Akshardham temple was opened in New Jersey, USA. This magnificent building is known as the second largest Hindu temple in the world. Most of its stones were sourced from Europe, shipped to India and carved by local craftsmen, and finally shipped back to the United States and assembled by tens of thousands of volunteers. It took 12 years and was hailed as a “miracle.” In fact, in India, where almost all the people believe in religion, there are various temples everywhere, many of which have hidden mysteries.
  ”Singing” pillars
   Some temples in India are “singing” – the pillars can make musical sounds. There are more than a dozen such temples in India, mostly concentrated in the southern region. The most famous one is the Vitala Temple in Hampi, which has 56 huge stone pillars with a height of 3.6 meters. They are called “Saragama Pillars” and when struck with a stick or hand, they produce musical tones of different scales. “Saragama” is actually the first four notes of the standard scale of Indian classical music, similar to the “doremifa” of Western music. Each large stone pillar is surrounded by several small stone pillars. When the large stone pillar makes a sound, these small stone pillars will resonate and resonate, amplifying the sound.
   Some people have studied the structure and composition of the music pillars of the Vitala Temple. Some people have even cut open the stone pillars and found that the pillars are not hollow. The stones used to build the pillars contain a variety of metallic minerals, which all contribute to the “sound” of the pillars. .
  ”Hanging pillars” are attributed to “miracles”
   In the small town of Lipakoshi in Andhra Pradesh, there is also a temple called Vibandra, which is famous for a peculiar stone pillar. The Vibandra Temple actually has 70 large stone pillars, but people who come to the temple always pay most attention to a “suspended pillar” about 4 meters high inside – the stone pillar is not closely connected with the ground, but only with the ground. The tops of the temples are connected.
   Passing tourists squatted on the ground or even lay on the ground to carefully observe the gaps at the bottom of the pillars. They used scarves or paper to test the gaps. Some brave people even put their fingers in. The results proved that the cloth or paper could completely pass through the gaps. , this stone pillar is indeed “hanging”. So far, no one in India can explain this, and some religious believers attribute this phenomenon to a “miracle.”
  A temple hewn from a huge rock
   In the state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, there is an Ellora cave. The Kailasa temple in the cave is eye-catching.
   Incredibly, the entire temple was carved out of a huge mountain rock piece by piece from top to bottom. Those main halls and statues were carved out of the rocks slowly from the outside in with axes and chisels. According to the local tour guide, the Kailasa Temple was built in the 7th century AD, which took more than 150 years and involved the hard work of five generations of craftsmen. Many difficulties in the construction process are unimaginable, such as lighting. According to the tour guide, because the temple hall was gradually hollowed out from the outside to the inside, there was no light at all when the craftsmen carved the statues in the temple. According to legend, clever craftsmen would use bronze mirrors to reflect sunlight into the hall to solve the lighting problem.

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