India’s Ancient Nuclear Weapons – Truth or Fiction?

Last updated on November 13, 2017

Ancient nuclear weapons described in the Mahabharata - an ancient Hindu text that speaks of great destructive power 12,000 years ago. But does it hold up?

India’s Ancient Nuclear Weapons – Truth or Fiction?

Where nuclear weapons detonated in India 12,000 years ago? According to ancient texts, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’. The descriptions of their effects uncannily remind us of modern nuclear weapons. Were ancient nuclear weapons unleashed on humanity 12,000 years ago?

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India’s Ancient Nuclear Weapons: Primary Evidence

The most famous text, the Sanskrit epic of Ancient India called the Mahabharata says:

A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe… An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor… It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race.
The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.
After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river.

It certainly seems like an ancient description of a nuclear explosion. One must understand, however, there is some question as to whether the text really translates to this (or that these portions are even part of it).

While the folks over at Skeptoid have actually done a pretty thorough job of researching this, we do know that you can find anything you want on the Internet. Is it possible that the translations of the ancient text have been embellished? Or is it likely that debunkers have cherry-picked the evidence to the contrary?

Conspiracy Perhaps?

There are organizations in this world who may actually be striving to cover up the existence of ancient nuclear weapons. The fact that it’s very unlikely humans would have had this technology millennia ago indicates that Ancient Aliens may have brought the technology – and there are plenty out there who want that idea squashed immediately.

So it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the entire thing is made up… but it’s also not out of the realm of possibility that there’s some amount of truth to these writings.

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Other Evidence

The Mahabharata isn’t the only ancient text that allegedly mentions weapons of incredible scale. In fact, there are some passages in the Bible which speak of weapons of mass destruction according to some.

The destructions of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are described in the Bible as having fire raining down on them. The cities were totally destroyed in a short time.

Some Ancient Alien theorists believe the Bible itself is evidence of ancient nuclear weapons, likely unleashed on humanity by aliens.

Mystery or Not?

While all of the different pieces of evidence for India’s ancient nuclear weapons may be weak individually, one cannot ignore their sum as a whole. Consequently, it’s difficult to rule this one as a fake totally.

That being said, however, it’s not possible to know for sure that the ancient texts are talking about ancient nuclear weapons either. This one might be a mystery forever.

What do you think? Did aliens provide nuclear weapons or use them against the human population in ancient times?

2 thoughts on “India’s Ancient Nuclear Weapons – Truth or Fiction?”

  1. Probably not real. I read the article you linked to at Skeptoid and they’ve pretty much definitively broken each major piece of evidence down to either mistranslation or outright fabrication.

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