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Strange History of Chakra / Chakram – Ancient Weapon of India

Hey guys, today we are going to look at this
traditional Indian weapon called Chakra or Chakram. This is a medieval form of this weapon and
there are several advanced versions, like this ancient Chakra, also known as Sudharshan
Chakra which is supposed to be extremely sophisticated, – we will see this in a few minutes. Now, let us focus on this Chakra, I call it
the Ring chakra and this is essentially a flat ring made of metal. This is a special kind of weapon because we
usually use hand held weapons, but this is a throwing weapon, and that’s unique. While it is quite possible to use the chakra
simply as a hand-held cutting weapon like a knife in close combat, the beauty of the
Chakra is in throwing it – It was mostly used as a throwing weapon. If you throw it, you can see the damage it
can do to a human body. If this weapon was thrown at someone’s neck
it would create a very deep wound, possibly a fatal injury. Even if you hit the enemy on his sides, the
cut is deep. The Chakra is also different from other throwing
weapons like a throwing axe, for example. A throwing axe can only hit and damage at
one single point, but the Chakra keeps rotating even as it comes in contact with anything..
so, it will create a much deeper and larger cut as it rotates, within the body of the
enemy. You can see such a cut here. Typically, a Chakra like this is about 2 inches
to a 6 inches in radius. It is designed with a sharp outer edge, and
a blunt inner circumference, So you are safe to hold it from the inside and you can even
twirl it with your fingers and just kind of snap release it on your enemy. Now, this is actually an original antique
weapon so it is not that sharp, antique collectors like my friend Jayesh won’t sharpen it because
it will lose its antiquity, but it can still do serious damage, after all these years. So, what is the history behind this weapon? We do have solid historical records of this
weapon from the year 1500 onwards. When Europeans came to India, they were astonished
to see this weapon, being used by a group of people called Sikhs. Sikhs are known for their integrity and bravery,
and they follow a specific religion known as Sikhism. Europeans noted that Sikh Warriors wore a
long conical turban, and Chakras of different sizes were placed on them. A chakra was put on the index finger of the
right hand, and made to spin several times and then hurled with great force at the enemy
lines, and the razor edges created terrible wounds and incredible damage to the enemy. While European accounts are quite vivid, they
don’t have any pictures. But we do have pictures of these chakras from
an Indian text called Akbar Nama, these are original pictures from this 16th century text. And you can see there are several flying rings,
and you can see wounded people with deep cuts. Notice how these people are wearing these
Chakras, and some of them are twirling these on their fingers. Each warrior would throw half a dozen of these
chakras directly on the frontlines, and it will completely destroy the enemy lines. A barrage of Chakras flew against the enemies
in the first few minutes of any battle. Now, historians thought that this Ring chakra
was invented by Sikhs just before 1500 A.D. However, in 2014, a stone pillar was excavated
in South India which has confirmed that this Ring Chakra was used many centuries before
the birth of Sikhism. Sikhism was only founded in 1469, but archeologists
confirm that this pillar is much older, it belongs to 12th or 13th century A.D, and this
weapon was used by Hindus, because the excavation site was a Hindu temple. And this is definitely the Chakra weapon because
it also has other weapons carved around it. So, was the Chakra invented around the 12th
Century? No, the Chakra has a much deeper history. Ancient Indian texts older than 2000 years
describe a much more technologically advanced weapon called the Sudharshan Chakra. This weapon is described as the weapon of
Lord Vishnu, and it is said to spin for a very long time, it was capable of creating
fire, and it can even return to the owner after striking the enemy. In fact, the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess
uses a similar weapon inspired by ancient Hindu texts. Today, historians classify these texts as
mere mythology and not historical documents. However, there is a thousand year old model
of this weapon, this was made in the 11th Century. This Chakra is said to be modeled after the
original Chakra of the Gods. It is called a Prayoga Chakra or an experimental
chakra, which is not a fully functional one, but an experimental model. In the center, it originally had a scientific
diagram of the weapon, which is now eroded. The entire Chakra can spin, both at the front,
and you can see that this circular knob at the back can also turn. This back wheel denotes the input, and the
other side would be the output. Now, the symbolism is amazing, because there
are 8 spokes in the wheel, each depicting half a quadrant, and on the 4 corners rubies
are placed. In ancient Hinduism, Rubies denote solar energy,
they stand for the deep red color from the rays of the sun. Now, let us look at the output side, and you
can see uncut, unpolished diamonds on the 4 corners depicting fire or combustion as
output energy. You can even see flame like decorations around
it. This is really fascinating, because according
to ancient texts, the Sudharshan Chakra was created using Stardust and operated using
Solar energy. This Chakra is said to have 2 concentric circumferences
which moved in opposite directions and could spin for a long time. In the past, people thought of this as mere
fiction, but today we are able to build devices like fidget spinners with very simple technology,
and these also have multiple circumferences and can spin very fast, and can keep spinning
for a very long time. Is it possible that such a technology existed
in ancient times? Did an advanced civilization exist in ancient
India, which was using sophisticated weapons and are we merely thinking of this as fiction
or mythology? But there is something even more strange,
the Sudharshan Chakra was not only limited to India, some artifacts were found near Afghanistan,
in the ancient Bactrian Kingdom and here you can see a 4th century seal where a Bactrian
king is shown worshiping Lord Vishnu. And look at Lord Vishnu’s top right hand. This is the simple ring Chakra, but look at
the bottom left hand. You can see the Sudharshan Chakra which is
much larger. The weapon is almost half the size of a human
being, compare it with the king and look at the giant stature of Lord Vishnu. And we can also find ancient coins minted
outside India showing the same Chakra and archeologists confirm that yes, this is in
fact the Sudharshan Chakra & Lord Vishnu. But perhaps we need to go in the other direction,
to South East Asia to find the truth about the Sudharshan Chakra. In Thailand, strange artifacts are found..
they look like modern day rotors with cutting blades and have a great aerodynamic design. I mean look at the similarity between this
and modern day rotor blades. These are known as Chakram or Chakri in Thailand. What is even more fascinating is that, today,
Thailand is ruled by a royal dynasty called the Chakri Dynasty. Their royal emblem is a combination of the
Chakra and the trident. Thai people believe that the original Sudharshan
Chakra is still held by the Royal Family of Thailand who are considered as descendants
of Gods. Is it possible that the original Sudharshan
Chakra still exists? Or is it merely an imaginary weapon? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments
section, I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and
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100 thoughts on “Strange History of Chakra / Chakram – Ancient Weapon of India

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  2. Dude, Sikhism was formed in 1699 by Guru Gobind Singh ji, formerly known as Guru Gobind Rai n at dt time became 6th Pyara by adopting d surname "Singh" just after having "Panj Pyaras"… 🙏

  3. Lord Narayan had his Kundilini shakti as sudarshan chakra, just like Shiva had Ida, Pingla n sushumna in d form of trident…. 🙏 plz clarify if wrong 🙏👍

  4. Bro , why is that you mention hindu everywhere when there was no Hindu religion at time period that you explain…you are still nowhere near the raw contexts .A kind request , plz don't use modern terms while explaining history ..

  5. There come our historians once again to label truth as mythology. What these europeons do not know is hinduism had sudarshan chakra with more power than our new fidget spinners

  6. You should really look at the clay tablets they mention all sorts of weapons that the gods have ,handheld and on theire chariots , it is very similar to your story from the Hindu gods. I love your videos thanks for making and sharing them.

    WHAT'S SAY Mr EARIC VON DANICAN ABOUT OUR ( Ancient Aliens In India?) SIR??

  8. Another good example of chakra or sudarshan chakra is the figget looks like a basic toy but if improvised could be a chakra like weapon

  9. i can learn about things i have never heard before on your channel.
    i appreciate very much and i have to say thank you for your work!

  10. reaaaalllllyyyy love your videos and i am so interested in my Indian's history i also tried to find these kind of things when i was small the way you think and see was out of the world and i love your all videos and also i think if i could find anything in your videos so i could tell you and i also myself visit those place and examine by my self that what more i can find out and give you the information and if god wants so i would love to meet you and visit those places and examine together coz i am so much interested these kind of things.. always makes me Enthusiastic whenever i see your videos and those details which makes it so real in our present world … And i saw your each and every videos and always amused every time and i also try to figure out more about what you saw …as far as i go i will visit those places and see all statues and carvings to understand … 😇😇 love your videos… You make me so Enthusiastic about this … I was already after these things and you made me mad to examEnthusiastical

  11. we people of modern world always thought we are the clever ones ,and advanced than people of ancient time… but the truth is . . .

  12. So this means every bull shit shown in hindu serials about sudarahan, the miracles chakram is false.

  13. Chakra or Chakree is the weapon of the Great Emperor and the Goddess the Chakra is a deadly weapon that send to hunt down the enemy anywhere in the universe and beyond the weapons can destroy the spirits or angels too the Chakra got it own minds and a magical weapon and no one can hide from it except for the Lord Buddha and the enlightened monks the Chakras are protected by the angels and powerful deities when the Greatest Emperor born in this world and other planets the angels will bring the Chakra to the the Greatest Emperor also the flying white horse, flying white elephant, greatest queen and the greatest generals the Greatest Emperor will control every nations on earth and without using force the leaders of the world will bowed to him and will lives and rules over thousand of years

  14. 4:20 По технике исполнения иллюстраций в книге, похожи на наш лубок или иконопись.

  15. at 10:18 is a real one. if it was a fake, why is there tiny rings inside the artifact? they didn't need those if it was just clay work. it seem like the device was made of some alloy of steel and bronze or similar. perhaps its in a state of fossil.

  16. the device at 10:18 may have been powered by a power stone. the inner ring seem to be a insulator for electricity. the device was probably glowing before trown.

  17. what we call an innovation today has already been created by our ancestors…We are just recreating them. We are living a life which is getting repeated.

  18. this wheels we see in statues like Thailand is related with the wheel of karma nothing to do with weapon

  19. I never believed that all that fascinating theories about spiritual and gods was true. The truth is that when the ancient text says something, they really want say exactly the words you ate reading. No interpretation like theological thruths or something spiritual.
    Wake up please, the gods were warriors.

  20. Those who are using the chakras have 4 hands in the statues.
    They had 4 hands because they would have been genetically defected..
    Or the people have 4 hands at the time..


  22. "In the armories of the Kalachakra Tantra and of the “Great Fifth”, we find the “magic wheel with the sword spokes”, described by a contemporary lama in the following words: “It is a magic weapon of fearsome efficacy, a great wheel with eight razor-edge sharpened swords as spokes. Our magicians employed it a long time ago in the battle against foreign intruders. The wheel was charged with magic forces and then loosed upon the enemy. It flew spinning through the air at the enemy troops and its rapidly rotating spikes mowed the soldiers down in their hundreds. The devastation wrought by this weapon was so terrible that the government forbade that it ever be used again. The authorities even ordered that all plans for its construction be destroyed” (Nebesky-Wojkowitz, 1955, p. 257).

  23. This is my new favorite class!
    Your historical videos fascinate me!
    I am thoroughly enjoying learning Indian, and the regional history.

    I have four million questions.
    But first is,
    Why are these weapons called by the same word as our inner chakras?

    I’m happy you’ve been at this a while, I can binge looking for more information, and I find new tangents to explore.

    Thank you so much.

  24. Sikhs are a brave and honorable people. They are known for their honesty and bravery. They also accept women as equal.

    The British actively recruited them in the 1800’s. They were feared and fierce military units.

    Had a Sikh friend while in grad school. Great guy.

  25. Praveen sir I am practising Dhyan yog where i meditate and open the chakras with in me and awaken the kundalini energy with in me with the help of my guru yogi Anand ji Kanpur I would like to contribute to your work saying that the Sudarshan chakra is still active is normally not visible to the normal eye one has to awaken the agnya chakra and the guru helping you should be very strong like in modern days one uses Hubble telescope or space shuttles to explore space I have had the opportunity to piggyback on my guru and have practically seen the Sudarshan chakra moving vigorously at a speed which I can't describe. One may comment it is a fit of imagination or dream I don't argue but I humbly state that if one resolves to explore ones total potential like the people of ancient days one can still do it even today

  26. If you go through indian scriptures you will find all the weapons used were technicaly advanced to kill the enemies without destroying the nature.. Now a days weapons are not just killing the enemies but also destroying mother nature.. Although Rishis had discovered brahmastras the most powerful weapon yet they never allowed them to use it..brahmastras were 10 times more powerful than nuclear weapons..

  27. I think it was shot out of a high powered ancient energy gun slicing thousands of enemies with a single charge

  28. Fantastic articulation. Thank you Praveen sir bringing such astonishing facts to limelight. Even Chinese Sholine monks make use of Chakra as one of the main fighting weapon.

  29. Interesting. The men in ancient engravings shown with "pine cones" and "sun watches" and "handbags" also depicted holding 2 rings. usually holding one horizontally l and one vertically.

  30. Cakra was given to Vishnu by Shiva . anchiant wepans mostly wear been prodused from yagna which yet we don't know what was that . the anchiant wepans specialy divaastra wear highly sofestikated . which were not always carryed with you .they were simply memories and called in there and used the has to obay the orders of his Lord it ues to take any forms

  31. Sacche patshah sri guru gobind singh ji make this chakram compulsory in our nihung sikh uniform. This is also a main weapon of Sanatan Shastra vidya ..

  32. Anna konjam mavathu tamil pessunge na plz na illla innum oru channel la potunge konjam difficult ah irruku na

  33. Sudarshan Chakra is not used by anyone except Vishnu and his Avatar Krishna. It i snot surprising that Pictures of Vishnu are found in afganistan – as it was one of Kingdoms from Mahabharata known as Gandhara. The Mother of Kauravas, Gandhari was from this Place.

  34. Bringing our Hindu Vedic country back possible by Modi and Mohan !!! 😭😢
    What happened to our Hindu country is there any big natural disaster happened that it completely buried under !!

  35. you are quite correct to assume that it is a wepon however the one that was used by the gods was made using electromagnetic prupolsion and was not thrown but fired from a gun the one that you see is a depiction of a man made hand held wepon that could be thrown without the primary wepon and I too have studied this wepon in its entirety but thanks to that I give

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