Concentric Circles with 33 rays."
Created by our brother Charles
Key to Unlock
The Mystery of Concentric Circles
Subash Chandira Bose, Gary A. David, and Jack
would like to convey our sincere thanks to all our friends for their interest
shown towards all our articles, especially those on symbols, and also for
the encouragement shown to take up the research and study of concentric circles.
We are trying to unfold the mystery with the maximum possible evidence.
Concentric circles, one above the other with a common center, have been found
over the world.
These symbolic circles are also found with vertical and horizontal lines intersecting
the center of the circles.
Observations: Three concentric circles
occur in some holy temples. At Stonehenge the stones were laid in one, three,
five and seven circles. However, the most commonly found contains only one
circle of stones. Concentric circles are also frequently found on rock surfaces
The Common Questions: What is the common phenomenon between
the concentric circles found at Stonehenge and those in other sacred temples?
Why was the number of circuits selected to be 1, 3, 5 and 7? What is the maximum
number of concentric
circles? Where did the knowledge come from? Is it an ancient geometry; if
so what exactly is that? Are these concentric circles related to spirituality?
What information did our ancestors leave for us to understand?
Study: The circles are part of geometry; to draw a circle there
must be a radius or diameter with linear measurement. The circles can be drawn
with any arbitrary dimensions, but they will not form uniform circles one
above the other. There must be a specific method in the selection of the dimension
of the radius or the diameter in order to form the uniform circles one above
the other. What is the specific method to select the dimensions of the radius
or the diameter? Let us refer the ancient system of linear measurement.
Ancient system of measurement: In India
there are many ancient manuscripts related ancient geometry dating back to
3000-2000 B.C. Among those manuscripts we are referring to the system of measurement,
Mayamata, Chapter 6, translated by Bruno Dagens.
5.1 All habitations are defined by their dimensions.
I am going to present as well, methodically though in few words, the system
5.2 The Manangula is known to be a multiple
of an atom, defined as that which can be perceived by the vision of those
who have mastered their senses.
5.3-6a Eight atoms are equal to a speck of dust;
in multiplying each eight times eight, we go from a speck of dust to the tip
of a hair, then to a nit, to a louse and finally to a grain of barley. Eight
barley grains make a digit (angula), which is called matra. Twelve digits
makes a span (vitrasi), twice which is a cubit (hasta), called by the learned
as well kisku; twenty-five digits make a prajapatya, twenty-six a dhanurmusti
and twenty-seven a dhanurgraha.
5.6a-11a For vehicles and seats the cubit (is
used), for buildings the dhanurmusti, and for villages and so on the dhanurgraha;
the ordinary cubit, however, may serve for any building; it is called ratni,
aratni, bhuja, bahu and kara. Four cubits makes a pole, also called yasti;
eight poles (danda) makes a rope (rajju), villages are to be measured in poles
asare pattana, (towns), nigama, kheta, palaces
. etc.; but houses are
to be in cubits. The sage should employ the span for vehicles and seats, the
digit for small (objects) and the barley grain for very small ones. Such is
the system of measurements.
5.11b-12 The matrangula is equal to the middle
phalanx of the middle finger of the officiating priest; it is (to be used
for measurements relating to) sacrifices
etc.; that which has just been
mentioned is also called digit taken from the body (dehalabdhangula).
5.13a Knowing all this the architect must measure
5.3-6a Eight atoms are equal to a
speck of dust, in multiplying each eight times eight, we go from a speck of
dust to the tip of a hair, then to a nit, to a louse and finally to a grain
of barley. Eight barley grains make a digit (angula), which is called matra.
We have tabulated the above for convenience and comparison purposes.
One angula is equal to 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 x 8 (atom, speck of dust, tip of
hair, nit, louse and grain of barley) or 262,144 atoms (one atom - 0.000003814
angula in length). Dear researchers and scholars, kindly
note that the number eight plays a big role in the ancient system of measurements.
Let us draw a square with the measurement of a side as one atom, and also
apply the so-called (!) Pythagorean theorem: “The Square of the hypotenuse
is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right-angled
With the lowest 0.000003814 angula (the size of atom) as a measurement of
a side, a square is drawn. The area of the sides is added and the square root
of the product is the hypotenuse. Then the size of hypotenuse is taken as
the measurement for the sides in the next square. By continuing 66 times,
we shall arrive at the square with the side of one angula. With the same principle,
1 angula to 262,144 angula can be arrived at in 36 times. We shall find every
alternative number with the size (side of the square) of 1,2,4, 8,16,32, 64,
128, 256, 512, 1024 …………and 262,144.
3. 2 2,828427125
5. 4 5.656854249
7. 8 11.3137085
9. 16 22.627417
10. 22.627417 32
11. 32 45.254834
12. 45.254834 64
13. 64 90.50.50966799
14. 90.50.50966799 128
15. 128 181.019336
16. 181.019336 256
17. 256 362.038672
18. 362.038672 512
19. 512 724.0773439
20. 724.0773439 1024
21. 1024 1448.154688
22. 1448.154688 2048
23. 2048 2896.309376
24. 2896.309376 4096
25. 4096 5792.618751
26. 5792.618751 8192
27. 8192 11585.2375
28. 11585.2375 16384
29. 16384 23170.47501
30. 23170.47501 32768
31. 32768 46340.95001
32. 46340.95001 65536
33. 65536 92681.90002
35. 131072 185363.8
36. 185363.8 262144
37. 262144 370727.6001
Leaving the first dimension one (1) we shall observe from 1 to 32 (ten times
10), 32 to 512 (eight times 8) and 512 to 262144 (eighteen times 18). In total,
36 times. (36 times!) 36 squares; and if the squares are changed to circles,
there would be 36 circles one above the other.
Let us unfold the secret and sacred code by referring to the Holy Bible, the
Old Testament Book of Ezekiel-- the vision of the temple. The size of the
womb chamber of the most Holy of Holies is 20 long cubits long and 20 long
cubits wide. The wall thickness of the womb chamber is six long cubits, so
the total area 32 x 32 = 1024 square long cubits. We must note the final and
largest diagram (in Mayamata, Chapter 7 diagrams) is the square divided
into 1024 equal squares, which is Indrakanta. The secret of the ten stages
(Ten) from 1 to 32 indirectly is shown in the size of Holy of Holies.
Let us further double its area: 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768, 65536,
131072 and 262144 square long cubits. In the eighth stage (Eight) of doubling
the area we find 262144, which is the area of a square having sides of 512
long cubits long and 512 long cubits wide (512 x 512 = 262144). The size of
the outer court of Ezekiels temple is 500 long cubits long and 500 long
cubits wide, having a wall thickness of 6 long cubits. This means that the
size of the outer court including the wall thickness shall be 512 long cubits
long and 512 long cubits wide. Is it a coincidence or reality? We shall discuss
this in the concluding section.
“Surprise is the beginning of understanding the Mystery”
Are we on the right path in our study and research of concentric circles?
Is there any evidence in the form of symbols or ancient pictures with 36 circles
found in our Mother Earth? It is natural to human beings to ask for such evidences?
It appears our ancestors were also aware of this and left the evidence in
Central Australia for our ready reference.
ceremonial wooden plaque found in central Australia, now kept in the
National Museum of Victoria.
Thanks to Erich Von Däniken, Pathway to Heaven.
curiosity mounts once we begin to understand the mystery. As a result, the
mind begins to think and look for the ancient symbolic evidence to prove the
principle of doubling the area or the relationship to Pythagorean theorem
The Square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the
other two sides of a right-angled triangle
"Yes, it is there, and that is the Master Key found in Tamil Nadu, India."
The Master Key Symbol
An ancient geometrical diagram (master key) was
found by author T.L.Subash Chandira Bose on the floor of a cave temple in
Tamil Nadu, India. According to Srirangam Sridaran, Registration Officer,
Department of Archeology, Government of Tamil Nadu, the construction of this
cave temple is of Mutharaiyar style temple architecture and it was built during
(600-700 A.D.) the period of Pallava Kings.
The vertical lines at the extreme right side are the sides of a square. Inside
this the damura (one of the symbols in Lord Sivas hands) is marked in
the middle and triangles with circles are marked at the ends. The diagonal
of the square is the 45
degree line with two arrow marks. The side of
the square (horizontal) is further extended with two arrow marks followed
by a vertical line up the center of the diagram (Key). The total horizontal
length of the line measures nearly 39.5 inches. (N.B. The diagram (Key) at
the left side is slightly oblong in shape).
vertical line (the side of the square) is measured to be 7 inches. Let us
apply the Pythagorean theorem. (NB:
v = square root)
Key symbols found in Tamil Nadu, India.
39.59797975 inches, which is very close to 39.5 inches
as measured by the author.
Is there any such symbol or geometrical diagram found anywhere in the world?
Ancient Geometry: Ancient Geometry in
India dates back to an unknown period, but based on ancient scripts we can
assume it may be around 3000-2000 B.C. Regarding the approximate period, Shree
Satya Prakash Sarasvati wrote in his book Geometry in Ancient India:
"The Vedic Samhitas are followed by Brahmanas and the Aranyakas. As we
have said elsewhere that if we accept 3000 B.C. as a convenient date for the
Rig Vedic culture, the Aitareya Brahmana will have to be assigned a date 2500-2000
B.C.; the Satapatha Brahmana 1500 B.C., the Taittiriya samhita 1600 B.C.,
and this period is then followed by the period of the Srautra Sutras."
Pythagorean theorem: "The Square of the hypotenuse is equal to
the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right-angled triangle."
(Pythagoras born around 580 B.C.)
If the side of the square is 1,
The diagonal = V 1x1 + 1x1
Savisesa, Bodhayanya (Bsl.1.61-62):
"Increase the measures by its third part and this third by its own fourth
less the thirty- fourth; (the name of this increased measure) is savisesa."
We get the following expression = 1 + 1/3 + 1/(3x4) - 1/(3x4x34)
1 + .3333333 +0.0833333 - 0.00245098
1.4166666 - 0.00245098
The difference is =1.41421562 - 1.414213562 = 0.000002058
"It should be emphasized that the geometry did
not develop in this country (India) on the lines of Euclid; Bodhayana discovered
his theorem independently prior to Pythagoras in context of the fire altars.
The Yajnasatas were the open-air observatories and laboratories of our ancients
and in their contexts they developed geometry, mensuration, astronomy, and
structural geometry including bricks of different sizes. In context the Satapatha
Brahmana and Taitiriya Samhita discovered rational rectangles and the property
of circles." Geometry in Ancient India, Shree Satya
Doubling the area of square and circle: We would like to reproduce the ancient
ritual ceremony of marking the cardinal and ordinal directions, and doubling
the area of a square and the formation of three concentric circles. For more
details please refer our article "A
Key to Unlock the Mystery of Bolivias Rock Symbols." [PDF file,
need Adobe Acrobat Reader.]
We shall observe
in the above diagrams the formation three concentric circles in the ancient
ritual ceremony of marking the cardinal and ordinal directions.
As discussed earlier the area of square and circle is doubled up to 36 times
in the diagrams below.
sisters and brothers, please make your suggestions or comments regarding the
major role of nine circles in the above three diagrams. If you’ve seen any
figure of nine concentric circles, please let us know about it.
Temple Plan Overview
circles at Lord Siva temple and a mini-Stonehenge found in Tamil Nadu,
India (Author’s collections).
art panel located in northern Arizona, USA.
diagram from very old book-
Thanks to Lambert Dolphin
Conclusion: According to south Indian
culture, a person soon after his death will attain the Paralokha (Heaven).
It is "the" sacred meaning of Stonehenge with its single
of site in California and Shamanic tradition
- Thanks to the authors concerned.
With a point at the center followed by three circles, the center point is
The Principle Unity (the center of the most holy place), the circuit next
to the center is heaven, next to the heaven circuit is physical level of existence
and the last circuit is the infra-physical levels of existence. It
is the sacred meaning of three
According Indian temple architecture (Kiriya Patham), the temple construction
is compared with the human (Adam Kadam / Purusa) body. The human body is covered
with five sheaths such as Food sheath, Breath sheath, Mind sheath, Intelligence
sheath and Bliss sheath.
These five sheaths are represented as courts (circles) in the temple. It
is the sacred meaning of five concentric circles.
Also in the temple there can be one or three or five courts; among those,
three are very common.
The Muhammadan Seventh Heaven is said to be "beyond the power of description."
...In the Islamic graded concept of Heaven, which also prevailed among the
Jews, one goes after death to the Heaven he has earned on earth, and the Seventh
Heaven, ruled by Abraham, is the ultimate one, a region of pure light lying
above the other six, the Heaven of Heavens. Anyone in the Seventh Heaven is
thus in a state of ineffable bliss, having the greatest pleasure possible.
Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Hendrickson, 1987). In the
Indian Hindu religion as one step ahead, we find seven upper worlds and seven
lower worlds. Twice the seven are the births needed for the ultimate goal
of reaching this Heaven. It is the sacred
meaning of seven concentric circles.
(N.B. When counting the circles, the center-most circle or the form of the
dot (Bhindu) does not need to be counted.)
On page 19 of the book Symbols of Art, Religion and Philosophy, Dr.
Padma Sudhi says:
"The circle represents the principle, which has no beginning, no end,
perfectly symmetrical and at all points equidistant from the center. It indicates
the realm of radiations from the one center, at times an enclosure, a periphery,
a circumscribed field of action."
From the book The Secret Teaching of the Vedas: The Eastern Answers to
the Mystery of Life by Stephen Knapp, Chapter Seven: "Heaven and
Hell and the Basic Structure of the Universe," page 141-142, The Basic
"To begin with, it is explained that the material cosmic creation is
like a cloud within a corner of the unlimited spiritual sky. Within this cloud
there are unlimited universes. Each universe is enclosed by a shell of the
material elements, making the interior completely dark except for the light
of the sun. The Srimad-Bhagavatam (3.11.41) explains: 'The layers of elements
covering the universe are each ten times thicker
than the one before, and all the universes clustered together appear like
atoms in a huge combination.'
"This indicates that if we were to travel to the dark outskirts of the
universe, we would run into a shell of Earth that
encircles the universe. The thickness of the shell would be ten times thicker
than the universe is wide. After that would be a layer of Water
ten times thicker than the layer of earth. Then there are layers of fire,
air, ether, mind,
intelligence and false ego.
Of course, the form of the elements in these layers is more subtle than what
we normally find on this planet. The interior of the universe is very small
in comparison to the layers of elements that encircle it. Obviously, therefore,
no one can ever get out of this universe by means of any mechanical or material
perfection. (Earth, Water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence
and false ego - Eight).
"The earth planet, situated in the middle planetary system, is called
Bharatavarsa or Jambudvipa. The Srimad-Bhagavatam (5.20.3-42) describes six
other major islands above Jambudvipa. These are
Plaksadvipa and then Salmalidvipa.
Above that is Kusadvipa or the moon planet. Beyond
Kusadvipa is Krauncadvipa which has the width
of 1,280,000 miles. The island of Sakadvipa,
the planet of the pious, is next, whose inhabitants practice pranayama and
mystic yoga, and in a trance worship the supreme Lord in the form of Vayu.
"The next planet is Puskaradvipa or Brahmaloka,
which is 51,200,000 miles in diameter
and is surrounded by an ocean of very tasty water. On this planet is a great
lotus flower with 100,000,000 pure golden petals,
as effulgent as the flames' fire. The lotus is considered the sitting place
of Lord Brahma, who is the most powerful living being in the universe and
who is therefore sometimes called Bhagavan. The inhabitants of this planet
worship the supreme as represented by Lord Brahma. In the middle of that island
is a great mountain named Manasottara, which forms the boundary between the
inner side and outer side of the island. Its breadth and height are 80,000
What is the relation of 10, 8, and 512 in ancient system measurements, doubling
the area of the square, the creation of the universe and Ezekiels temple?
Let us assume the 10 multiplied by 10 for 8 times: 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
x 10 x 10 x10 = 100,000,000. Are these 100,000,000 the pure golden petals,
which is the sitting place of Lord Brahma? Is the secret of the ten stages
(Ten) from 1 to 32 indirectly shown in the size of the Holy of Holies in Ezekiels
Will the fact that the structure of a universe is ten times thicker than the
one before be helpful to those who are researching the theory of 10
What is the link between size of Ezekiels temple (512 x512) in a square
shape and the circle drawn inside the square with a diameter of 512 long cubits
and the dimensions of 51,200,000 miles in diameter of Brahmaloka?
Added to the above. Why is the open space at the center of Ezekiels
temple, including the most holy of holy chambers, 80 long cubits x 80 long
cubits? Is it connected to the statement "In the middle of that island
is a great mountain named Manasottara, which forms the boundary between the
inner side and outer side of the island. Its breadth and height are 80,000
From the book The Secret Doctrine by H.P.Blavatsky, page 83, Stanza
"10. FATHER-MOTHER SPIN A WEB WHOSE UPPER END IS FASTENED TO SPIRIT (Purusha),
THE LIGHT OF THE ONE DARKNESS, AND THE LOWER ONE TO MATTER (Prakriti), ITS
(the spirits) SHADOWY END; AND THIS WEB IS THE UNIVERSE SPUN OUT OF
SUBSTANCES MADE IN ONE, WHICH IS SWABHAVAT (a)."
(a) In the Mundukya (Mundaka) Upanishad it is written, "As a spider throws
out and retreats to its web, as herbs spring up in the ground
the Universe derived from the undecaying one" (I.1.7). Brahma, as "the
germ of unknown Darkness," is the material from which all evolves and
develops "as the web from the spider, as foam from the water," etc.
This is only graphic and true if Brahma the "Creator" is, as a term,
derived from the root brih, to increase or expand. Brahma "expands"
and becomes the universe woven out of his own substance.
The same idea has been beautifully expressed by Goethe, who says:
at the roaring loom of Time I ply,
weave for God the garment thou see’st Him by"
Modern science is the newborn baby to Mother Nature, and what todays
science tries to discover is only the past, not the present or the future.
But our ancestors who lived all around this material world already discovered
the secrets of past, present and future with their power of spiritual knowledge.
They left this sacred information in the symbolic representation of concentric
circles, one above the other, for the future generations. We observe a stone
dropped in water pond naturally forms concentric circles, the surface of water
in a glass when kept near a vibrating machine forms concentric circles, and
surprisingly terrestrial waves are in concentric circles.
All the above reveals the secret of the sacred meaning that "We are all
from The One and shall return to That One. That One is The Supreme Soul. Our
Athmas (Souls) are the part of Paramatha (The Supreme Soul); as the waterdrops
shine on sunlight, we shall know our self (to shine) once we realize our inner
self. The gradual increase and decrease in the dimensions of concentric circles
indicate the concept of "evolve and dissolve" (originating from
the One and returning to The One). This is indicated in geometrical pattern
as concentric circles, one above the other. It is the symbolic representation
of cosmic creation and a most sacred one. These geometrical patterns originated
from the ancient ritual practice of marking the cardinal and ordinal directions
and doubling the area of squares/circles/oblongs. Exemplifed by a Harrapa
clay seal of 4000 years ago, that knowledge of ancient geometry was known
all over the world.
In this article we have only collected the various flowers (ancient data)
from East to West, tied them in a string and decorated them beautifully to
garland the memorials or monuments of those who spent their lives for the
world peace. "May their souls rest in peace."
"The concentric circles found all over the world
are an eye opening to the realization that the people of our earth are interconnected
and we are all of one human family. It is our hope that these discoveries
of ancient symbols will continue to bring us all together in peace and we
will see the wonderful connectedness of us all along with the cultural diversity
that makes us all unique. We will continue to search out and bring public,
as yet undiscovered sites that will contribute to this goal."
- Jack Andrews.
"Living in this earth is a surprise and dying in this earth is certain."
T.L.Subash Chandira Bose.
T.L.Subash Chandira Bose 2003. E-mail to: email@example.com