2,000-Year-Old Bicycle Carved in Indian Temple
Panchavarnaswamy Temple (usually Panjavarnaswamy Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Woraiyur, a suburb of Tiruchirapalli city of Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is believed to represent five different colors and gives the name of the presiding deity Panchavarnaswamy. Panchavarnaswamy is revered in the canonical work of Tamil Saiva from the 8th century, Tevaram, written by Tamil helicopters known as nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.
Visit the Panchavarnaswamy Temple to see something extraordinary. In one of its corners, you can see a fantastic carving of a man cycling.
Officially, the bicycle was invented in the 1880s, but how is it possible for a bicycle to be part of a temple that dates back more than 2,000 years ago?
But first things first, take a look at the picture to reassure yourself that it’s really a bike.
If you look closely you may notice that one of his feet is on the pedal and that the bike has two wheels, and it has an Indian man sitting on it.
Do historians lie to us? Are bikes older than we thought? But why would anyone lie to us about such a thing? Why?
As you can see, these carvings clearly indicate that bicycles existed in ancient times, and despite what experts claim, early humans could do the acrobatic trick, which means they were as flexible and physically strong as we are today.
Do you really think bikes existed in ancient times?
A complete carving of a man riding a bicycle is shared on social media with the claim that it was used in India centuries ago. Some Facebook users claim that the 2000-year-old carving is from the Panchavarnaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu.
The photograph in the viral post shows a beautiful carving on a wall and it looks like a man is cycling in the middle of flowers and plants. The man wears a hat and a flower on his ear. Many Facebook users have shared the photo along with similar claims.
Watch the following video and share your thoughts with us.
Did bicycle carve 2000 years ago – ancient advanced technology?
Photos and videos of an ancient temple sculpture showing a man sitting on a bicycle go viral, with the claim that the vehicle was discovered in India.
The carving was found in the Panchavarna Swamy Temple in Tamil Nadus Woraiyur. The video of the carving was uploaded by a Praveen Mohan. In the video, you hear Mohan saying that the bike was carved over 2000 years ago and was therefore known to Indians already then, against its invention 200 years ago by the Germans.