Secret Temple of Toda Tribe – What is Inside?

Secret Temple of Toda Tribe – What is Inside?

Hey guys, today we are going to a very unique
site. We are going to a tribal temple. I have shown you hundreds of temples but there
are temples which are still used by tribes of India. And we are going to look at a specific tribe
called the Todas. As you can see this is a weird looking spire
and this is one of the temples of the Todas. Let’s go take a look and see what’s up
there but I have to take off my shoes because this is holy grounds. The Toda temples are shrouded in mystery. They come from pre-historic times and Thodas
are still a very primitive tribe. There is only about 1500 of them, alive. They do not interact with the outside world. And their temples are very secretive. What is inside these temples? Why are they maintained in such a secretive
manner? As you can see this is the entrance and it
is blocked with a rock and I am going to try and see what is inside. I am not able to open this. What could possibly be inside that is so secretive? So you can see this is not opening. I am trying to open this.. What could possibly be inside? Let me see if I can find an opening where
I can show you what’s inside. This has never been seen by anybody outside
the Todas. I don’t see any openings I can use to show
you what’s inside this temple. So what else is there? Is there anything? This is .. There is a hole. And it looks like it is going in really deep. But there is no light. Let me see… I have no idea what’s inside. But it is really deep and I don’t have
enough lights to show you what’s inside. What could possibly be inside? Why have the tribes maintained these temples
in complete secrecy? There must be something very important here. But we don’t know what it is? And I am not able to find it. Some claim that Thodas worship aliens. Some claim there are underground chambers
beneath the Toda temples. The thoda temples have been very mysterious
places for many centuries. Some claim there are no idols inside Toda
temples. Others claim there are 2 idols inside Thoda
temples and these 2 idols look like Grey Aliens. There are 2 Gods worshipped by Thodas. One of them is called Pithi and there is another
god who is the son of Pithik, known as Aan. According to Thodas the God Pithik created
all of Humanity. Todas have strange customs. Thodas practice something called Polyandry. Now what is polyandry? It is almost the opposite of Polygamy. Now, in Polygamy a husband usually has multiple
wives and modern-day sociologists and anthropologists think that this is somehow an oppressive male
chauvinistic practice. But Todas practice something called polyandry
where a single woman is allowed to have multiple husbands. In fact, a typical Toda woman is allowed to
marry even her husband’s brothers. Toda’s marriage practices are very strange
indeed. A typical Toda couple should have a “live-in”
relationship for at least a year and make sure the girl gets pregnant for at least about
.. she should be about 6 months pregnant before the priest can .. their marriage. So, the couple will not get married unless
the girl gets pregnant. Now, even though the marriage practices give
a lot of preference to women, women are not allowed to go into the Toda temples. In fact, I am standing inside the outer fence
of a Thoda temple, but none of the Toda women are even allowed to come beyond this fence. It is said that women can be very emotional
and they can get very curious and end up going inside the temple and see what is inside. To prevent them from getting curious, and
actually looking at what’s inside the temple, Thoda community have prevented all women from
going beyond this outer circumference. Guys, as you can see this another temple of
the Todas. But we are not at all allowed to go inside. Thodas claim that their houses, the rainbow
shaped houses, are modelled after the home of their god Pithi. Now, some people claim that there is a cave
in this area which is still considered the home of God Pithik. Is it possible that there is still a cave,
where the god Pithi actually came from? Thodas live in rainbow shaped huts known as
Munds. A typical mund would be 10 feet tall, 18 feet
long and 9 feet wide. Thodas have strange social customs also. A youngster would have to fall on his knees
and bow in front of an elder. And an elder would typically take his right
leg and put it on top of the youngster’s head. As you can see.. this monument, this thoda
monument, has some inscriptions, and here we can see the letter aum in Tamil. The thodas speak a very different language. It is very similar to the ancient language
of Tamil but it is not Tamil. As you can see, they still have writings which
are in Tamil. So how do the Todas survive in modern days? Believe it or not, Thodas still do not use
money. They only use barter system. Every Thodas family at least a dozen buffalos..
water buffalos. And they get dairy products and milk from
these buffalos and exchange it with other communities where they can get rice and other
vegetables. This is how they still survive. Most of them still do not use any form of
money. I hope you liked this video I am Praveen Mohan,
thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon in
a different video. Bye!

100 thoughts on “Secret Temple of Toda Tribe – What is Inside?

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  2. I love watching every video posted by Praveen Mohan . Always finding the roots of Mankind and tech used by our ancestors. Also, good to see he changed car from TATA to skoda 😊

  3. Great video but the action music should be set for reveals or something more intence. 👍 you dont even need the music your videos are so interesting

  4. You deserve all succes man. This has become like my favorite youtube channel. Thanks for everything

  5. Thank you Paveen, I feel like I go on mini-vacations each time I watch. Thanks for opening up a world to me that otherwise I wouldn't have ever known about .

  6. As usual your content is superb. But one suggestion don't make the videos like drama becoz some people think as it fa abricated one. We don't need BGM or drama like videos. We need the one that is have the good content. Hope you do the best. Thank you Praveen for this good work.

  7. first take off your sunglasses, respect the place that you are trespassing on, ask permission from the people whos place it is, carry a light so your films will be more effective, get better and be better you will be better off and you too will gain more respect world wide perhaps more true secrets will be opened unto you

  8. From Frazer's Golden Bough, 1922:

    "Among the Todas of Southern India the holy milkman, who acts as priest of the sacred dairy, is subject to a variety of irksome and burdensome restrictions during the whole time of his incumbency, which may last many years. Thus he must live at the sacred dairy and may never visit his home or any ordinary village. He must be celibate; if he is married he must leave his wife. On no account may any ordinary person touch the holy milkman or the holy dairy; such a touch would so defile his holiness that he would forfeit his office. It is only on two days a week, namely Mondays and Thursdays, that a mere layman may even approach the milkman; on other days if he has any business with him, he must stand at a distance (some say a quarter of a mile) and shout his message across the intervening space. Further, the holy milkman never cuts his hair or pares his nails so long as he holds office; he never crosses a river by a bridge, but wades through a ford and only certain fords; if a death occurs in his clan, he may not attend any of the funeral ceremonies, unless he first resigns his office and descends from the exalted rank of milkman to that of a mere common mortal. Indeed it appears that in old days he had to resign the seals, or rather the pails, of office whenever any member of his clan departed this life. However, these heavy restraints are laid in their entirety only on milkmen of the very highest class".

  9. Hi Praveen, This is very Serious, I Appreciate your daring Attempt to enter a prohibited temple of a completely isolated tribe, and to show us the unseen, but, here's an concern, these tribes are preserved themselves from modern invaders, but what if your videos invite the modern robbers to infiltrate their temples, and just loot whatever the tribes have, just to know what lies inside, may be this conflict will result to the extinction of these tribes. I appreciate you for what you dared for, but for the first time I condemn you for trying to open that door without permission of the owners. For example, I will appreciate if you try to open the door of Padmanabhswamy temple, which is guarded by two serpents, of course nobody knows what lies inside this too. I am a big fan of yours, because ……. you know that! Please don't get changed for collecting greater number of views and subscribers.

  10. Beauty of Hinduism is they always had a place for every gods and every faith .Had it been Pakistan ,Afganistan the jihadi would have destroyed the temple and forced them to convert

  11. Hi Praveen , as many of your hard core followers pointed out below, the background music takes away the originality in your videos. I would also like to add to it the dramatism you seem to have brought in recently to it. If anyone told you to add more flavour to your videos, please ignore it. The real reason we watch you is because you do not add any crap in your video and would be glad if you stay the same. Hats off for the work so far .

  12. you are doing wrong things…. you will be the reason of destroy of those sites… stop doing this… I am requesting you…

  13. Why did you bleep out the word "constemate" in this video?

    Love your work Mohan. India does indeed hold a lot of secrets that need more attention. Once I'm a multi – millionaire, I'll be contacting you so we can get access to sites where money talks!!

  14. Fantastic, man you are really good like always 😉 the size of the entrance remember me some dolmen with small entrance too, in France and India …. 😉 thanks again from France 😉

  15. Mr.Mohan should make it a point to mention things like the name of the District, the name of the State, South India or North India etc. Or else, foreigners can't make sense. A good video, this one.

  16. Great…Great…great… Kudos… Sir u really work hard to enhance our knowledge… Truly speaking i didn't knew about Thodas…thanks a lot…

  17. Love your work, huge respect for you. One criticism- the sound effects and heightened drama, by the way the video has been cut in some play, are a little over-the-top for me.
    All the best to you.

  18. Our pathetic education system is made by British and liberals we need to change that our history is completely opposite

  19. had 2 adverts first time ive ever had that. great video full of information about the place cant believe your not over 1 Million yet

  20. Excellent subject matter but disappointed that you showed such disrespect for local customs, please teach others who follow you the correct way to respect religious Artefacts and locations. Thank you

  21. Nice informative video bro. Never knew about this tribe and their fascinating customs. The temples look really mysterious and their architecture though primitive is so unique and majestic. Thanks for sharing this with your viewers. Look forward to your future videos.

  22. Your videos has gone to another level, really enjoyable to watch them, pls tell us a bit about Todas, I know they are aboriginates of Nilgiris, pls try to decode those scriptures on the temples and more info about them. Best wishes Praveen.

  23. This video seems like very strange. Why didn't u show the inside of that temple. There must b some way to open the temple

  24. Wow what a beautiful place. You should get a small remove control rover with a camera and make it goes in those holes lol

  25. Thank you very much Praveen for this valuable information regarding Todas, expecting mor about Todas in future. And camera and editing is becoming splendid day by day. Wish you good luck.

  26. Nice !! Video production quality, editing , BGM has improved, I like it, I always wanted to see this, as channel grows attracting new subscribers and increasing standards are key things, this good step in the right direction. Very promising channel , must recommended. Keep doing what u doing 🙂

  27. The cone- shaped structure you were trying to get into is a sacred space to the Toda People. If you did any basic research on these people before boldly venturing onto their sacred grounds you would not have tried entering these structures. You also would have understood the significance of the water buffalo to them. The cone shaped structure you ignorantly tried to force your way into, despite the presence of the rock, which was placed their to keep other Toda out—including trespassers like yourself whom show no respect for their culture. The water buffalo is sacred to the Toda people. It’s dairy, butter, and cheese are primary staples of their diet. The Toda are vegetarian, but do consume eggs that cannot hatch. The large stone in front of the small door at the entrance to the entrance cone shaped hut was placed their to keep everyone out except the milkman priest, the holy man of the Toda people. The huts also are where the sacred milk gifts of the sacred buffalo are stored. If anyone other than the holy milkman/priest were to enter these cone-shaped structures storing the sacred milk of the water buffalo they would contaminate the structure and the precious milk stored within it. So, after you got your little satisfaction of showing off this inside’ of this holy structure you would have departed feeling you did a job well done. Never realizing that you defiled the most holy place to the Toda, and their sacred milk, causing the Toda great stress and sadness. Thus by you not being able to enter the Toda holy place you spared your soul negative karma.

  28. Bro, I felt something strange with this video but Actually I didn't realised you added music, until I read the comments 🤣 I focused only on your actions & words.. Always happy to see you in action ✌️

  29. Great you are amazing have been following you for a long time but only now I got to say thank you for such a great show….Mel

  30. you've got to be kidding me dr. Pityk that's my psychiatrist. He must be crazy. next time ask for permission to enter the grounds. You can say that you are showing me around.

  31. I love your videos! It is always something I have never heard about or seen. This is the only way I learn about such awesome things in other lands. It gets dramatic sometime when you say no one is allow to visit and you go anyway. I wonder how many times you came close to violence against you for going to these secret locations. I imagine it can get dangerous at times. Thank you for all your hard work.

  32. This is one of the least interesting videos by Mohan. Surreptitious entry into any temple of faith is not welcome. Had he gained confidence with a Mutha(an elderly Toda male), he could have elicited much more info and probably could have entered the temple too. And as said by mnay in comments, no BGM, please.

  33. FUCK community guidelines… REALLY who are we protecting???? Children?? That old BULLSHIT reason for everything and anything!! WHO are we afraid will dig deep into comments and be soo offended that they will lose control!! BULLSHIT …more PC enforcement …That is all…

  34. Keep up the good work. I hope and pray you'd find a real Toda to tell the truth about their temple and origin and why are they so like caucasian looking…wising you success…blue skies and sunshine from here!!!

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