Could this temple, actually be evidence left by a far older group of people?
A remnant left by a far more advanced civilisation, than that which academia will allow us to publicly discuss, within many modern fields of study.
Within the Barabar and Nagarjuni hills of the Jehanabad district of India, sits another series of rock cut features.
6 Crudely cut caves carved into large stones, which litter the surrounding hillsides, they could be seen as crude and possibly more modern attempts, to re-create what can be found on the top of the hill.
Known as the Lomas Rishi cave, cut into an enormous rock, it is the only one out of the many within the area, which demonstrates a level of refinement which literally boggles the mind.
The only cave in the area that has a delicately cut entrance, but also an interior which has seemingly been protected from the elements, perfectly preserved in its original state.
demonstrating a state of rock cutting which has left the rock polished to a mirror smooth finish.
Evidence reinforcing the postulation that this cave, and additionally Kailash temple, are remnants left by a far older, and once far more advanced culture than officially accepted.
The hut-style facade at the entrance to the cave, is officially accepted as the earliest example of the ogee shaped "chaitya arch," or chandrashala, that was to be an important feature of Indian rock-cut architecture and sculptural decoration, for centuries during its post cataclysmic development.
The example here is largely accepted as the specific influence for later examples, of which there are many at later Buddhist sites such as the Ajanta Caves and Karla Caves in Maharashtra.
This information supports the hypothesis that the crudely cut caves within the area, were indeed more modern yet still considerably old attempts to recreate these rock cut designed caves, our more modern ancestors unable to accurately recreate such an astonishing feat.
How, or indeed who, cut the Lomas Rishi cave?
Or more importantly, how did they do it?
How did they achieve such an amazing finish to the stonework?
Were these same people responsible for the construction of Kailash temple? Also, another structure exquisitely cut out of a giant solid stone.
Although modern academically accepted views, state that they were created during the reign of the Mauryan emperor “Ashoka,” a Buddhist ruler from the third century BC, who ruled over almost the entire country of India, caves known as Satgarva were carved into the hills, for the use of the monks. Lomas Rishi Cave being said to have been one of them.
Yet due to its exquisite quality, it’s hard to see just how they can claim this.