Wormholes are the only known technique of traveling long distances in the cosmos in a short amount of time. While scientists are still working out how to permit human interstellar travel, others believe that a cryptic chart-like engraving in Sri Lanka may be the ancient portal through which civilizations went throughout the Universe.
The enigma surrounding Sri Lanka’s “Ancient Stargate” is still unresolved. Many weird reports of UFOs and other unusual things have been related to this location. Several archeologists and historians have been perplexed for decades by the cryptic map found in the city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in the Rajarata area (The Land of Kings). The UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 377 BC, and many visitors and committed pilgrims visit the site today to see the ancient Buddhist temples and dome stupas.
The Sakwala Chakraya has been interpreted as a cosmographical map, a stargate, and a construction design, among other things (Credit: Sahan Perera)
More than its historical architecture, the hallowed location has a deeper meaning. There is a chart at Ranmasu Uyana (Golden Fish Park), a 40-acre ancient urban park encircled by three Buddhist temples, that is said to be a map to discover the Universe’s secrets.
The mystery chart measures 1.8 meters in circumference and is known as “Sakwala Chakraya” (which means “Universe Cycle” in Sinhalese). It is etched into a rock face amid the park’s ruins. The front face of the rock can only be seen from the ground, but there are four chairs carved into an opposing flat rock that allow an excellent view of the region. The origins of these rocks and the engraved chart are unknown.
“Ranmasu Uyana was used for a long time in history,” said Raj Somadeva, a prominent professor of archaeology at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka.
Four Buddhist monks sit on stone benches in front of Sakwala Chakraya, meditating.
According to him, the majority of the architecture in the area dates from the seventh century, therefore the chart might have been created at the same time. “However, it is hard to know because its existence, purpose, or anything linked to it is not noted in any historical documents preserved diligently by Buddhist monks,” he continued.
The chart is made up of seven concentric circles that are divided by horizontal and vertical lines that run parallel to each other. There are delicate figures within the circles, such as kites, wavy lines, cylindrical shapes, bows and arrows, and even umbrellas. Figures of seahorses, turtles, and fish can be found in the other rings of Sakwala Chakraya. These iconographies in the chart do not correspond to other historical Anuradhapura carvings.
Sri Lanka’s Star Gate, the Sakwala Chakraya, is depicted in this drawing.
The archaeological significance of Sakwala Chakraya was originally recognized by Harry Charles Purvis Bell, the first Commissioner of Archaeology of British Ceylon (previous name of Sri Lanka). Sakwala Chakraya was one of the earliest relics he had come across, according to his 1911 investigation.
The ancient map, according to Bell, was a cosmological representation depicting Buddhist beliefs about the universe. He further stated that the map demonstrates how Buddhist monasteries all around Sri Lanka follow an astronomical cycle.
According to Buddist logic and beliefs, the symbols and drawings depicted in the chart represent the seas, Earth, outer space, and the universe.
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s sacred city, was the island’s first established kingdom.
Sakwala Chakraya is close to the fabled Danigala Circular Rock, also known as Alien Mountain in Sri Lanka, which is a lesser-known detail of the place. Due to numerous UFO sightings and extraterrestrial activity in the area, Alien Mountain is located near Aralaganwila in the Polonnaruwa district and is known as Alien Mountain. Locals regard it as sacred, and numerous mysterious objects have been seen hovering above it on several occasions. Scientists, on the other hand, are interested in the well-preserved relics of ancient civilization found in the mountain’s caves.
The archaeologist Raj Somadeva proposed one of the rational explanations for Sakwala Chakraya, believing that the chart could be an early map of the planet rather than the key to unlocking some doorway to other parts of the universe.
Somadeva went on to say that the Sri Lankans were well-versed in astronomy as early as 250 BC. Other ideas link the mystery of Sakwala Chakraya to the fabled demon monarch Lanka King, Ravana, and indicate that it could be as old as 5000 years.
The symbols displayed in the chart, according to some academics, are identical to those found at Abu Ghurab in Egypt and La Puerta de Hayu Marka in Peru. Researchers are unable to examine alternative possibilities because the original date of the engravings’ production is unclear. Sakwala Chakraya’s mission has been lost in the mists of time. The investigation, however, is still ongoing.