Sunday, April 21, 2013
Vaisravana Aryan God Meteorite Statue
In 1938 an Ahnenerbe expedition to Tibet, led by Ernst Schaefer discovered an iron statue of a pre-buddhist deity known as Vaisravana, the King of the North. Scientists have analysed the statue and have concluded that it is made of meteorite iron, carved from a piece of the Chinga meteorite that fell to earth in the region between Mongolia and Siberia 15,000 years ago. It is approximately 9.5 inches tall and is rich in nickel and cobalt. Nickel in particular helps to retard rust in iron. This is an ataxite meteorite and only 0.1% of all meteorites fall within this category. The ancients believed that meteorites were hurled to earth by the Thunder God and may even contain a deity within. Significantly this type of meteorite was used to make this carving. The statue features a swastika on the God`s chest, a well known symbol of the Indo-European Thunder God. Some scientists speculate that the statue may be more than 1,000 years old but this is contended by some who argue that the style of dress is not in accord with known fashions from that time and region.