In search of: Grave of Indian King Raja Raja Chola – Was he murdered?


Hey guys, in this video, I am gonna show you
my search for the grave of the Indian King Raja Raja. I was told that his tombstone lies
in the small village of Udayalur. This is where he is rumored to have been buried or
cremated. When I visited this place, I was surprised
to see a lingam which is about 2 feet tall and this elderly gentleman told me that the
rest of the structure is buried underneath about 14 feet deep. It is a rather simple
lingam with a diameter of only one and a half feet. He says this Lingam is the tombstone
of Raja Raja. I asked him if he knew how Raja Raja died, and he told me he died naturally
of old age and was cremated right here. Why would a great king have such a small, anonymous
grave? You can see there are no inscriptions, no other carvings on this lingam or anywhere
in this site. Remember, Raja Raja built the greatest temple in India which is now declared
a world heritage site and his accomplishments and other information are inscribed all over
the walls in many temples. So, I asked this gentleman, if there is any evidence to prove
that this is in fact Raja Raja’s grave. He told me there used to be a pillar here
and it was donated to a temple called Paalkulathu amman temple, a few miles away. He said that
this pillar has inscriptions which proves that Raja Raja died here.
So, I decided to travel to this temple and take a look at this pillar myself. As soon
as I reached the temple, I immediately spotted the pillar. The pillar does contain the word
“RajaRaja” so it is obviously related to the King, but I was not able to completely understand
what the inscription said. So, I took a lot of pictures and copied the entire writings
on a scratchpad. I contacted an epigraphist, who was able to
tell me exactly what was written in this pillar. I’ve posted the entire inscription and it’s
translation on my website phenomenalplace.com and you can take a look at it if you are interested.
I double checked this information with another expert as well.
What the inscription says is that “the Royal Palace of Raja Raja Chola was renovated by
4 people”. The inscription includes those 4 names and that is all the information we
see on this pillar. The inscription has no reference to the death or grave of the King
at all. This shows that the site of this lingam is probably not Raja Raja’s grave and there
is no actual evidence to claim so. This raises the question of what happened
to Raja Raja, how did he die? Where did his funeral take place? Think a moment, there
are hundreds of inscriptions about Raja Raja’s accomplishments, how he conquered various
territories, how he built the great temple and even when he was born. But there is no
information whatsoever about when or how he died and where he was buried or cremated.
So I decided to go back to Thanjavur to find out more about his death. I contacted several
archeologists and they told me that the only reason why a King’s death would not recorded
is if the King died an unnatural death. So, if a King committed suicide or was murdered,
then the ancient Tamils would not record that. I spoke to a lot of locals in Thanjavur to
see if anyone knew how he died. The locals tell a very different, but consistent story.
It turns out that Raja Raja was actually murdered by a woman from Sri Lanka. Let’s hear what
this gentleman says. In 993 A.D, Raja Raja conquered half of Sri Lanka and the defeated
King Mahinda V fled to the south, to avoid being captured. Unable to defeat Raja Raja
in the battlefield, King Mahinda sent a Buddhist woman from Sri Lanka who slowly got into the
inner circle of Raja Raja. When Raja Raja was standing on the 8th floor inspecting the
progress of the Big Temple, she simply pushed him down. This fall killed him instantly.
People claim this is why the temple was not properly finished and his son created a whole
new capital in a different city because he thought that this was a cursed place. This
story also explains why his son Rajendra Chola went after Sri Lanka with a vengeance, conquering
the entire island. He then found King Mahinda who was hiding, brought him back and kept
him as a lifelong prisoner. Mahinda V died in prison around 1029 A.D. Although this story
explains why there is no record of Raja Raja’s death or his tomb, again, I have to point
out that I don’t have any actual evidence to prove this. So, my quest for Raja Raja’s
grave and the nature of his death remains incomplete but I’m gonna keep searching. I
hope you liked this video, I am Praveen Mohan. Thank you for watching and talk to you soon.

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  • I love your energy and your videos. You bring history alive.

  • Rajaraja chola attained enlightment and his son built pallipadai in udaiyalur that is kailasamudaiyar temple. sivapathasekaran is one of the name of rajarajachola. This temple is maintained properly it is proved by archeologist also

  • From uttrakhand- here ganga chora is famous as king of shiva devotee

  • Continue your good work bro…. May God Bless You…..

  • There is no grave of RAMA and krishna either.. Because we cremate body

  • It is not the actual Samathi – graveyard of Maharaja Rajaraja. Some people from One caste wanted to establish that he belongs to their caste. So they created an artificial site and claiming it as Rajaraja graveyard.

  • The great tamil king Raja Raja cholan

  • hi telugu videos pls. great job

  • அளப்பரிய ஆராய்ச்சி !
    ஆனால் கேள்வி கேட்கும் நபருக்கு இந்திய மன்னர்களைப் பற்றிய அறிவு இல்லை.

  • You know my great great grandfather was a advocate to raja raja cholan

  • Dear Parveen, pls do documentary/vedio about gun powder, papers,ink , herbs(acupuncture treatment), martial arts, feng shui, etc which chinese claim that they are the founders. Good job Mr. Parveen.

  • Your historical research giving me a lot of inspiration…..

  • Excellent search sir .Am your fan . TQ to all

  • WHO SEARCH OR RECHERCHE THIS. WE ALL NASTY INDIANS GOING FOR "roti kapra makan & sex" YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON WHO TRY INDIANS ORIGINALITY & KNOWLEDGE …..WHICH HIDDEN .?
    WHAT'S SAY Mr EARIC VON DANICAN ABOUT OUR ( Ancient Aliens In India?) SIR??

  • Dravidian governments in TN want to hide the glory of the Tamil past because they want Tamils to be their slaves as they are today.

  • Hi Praveen, good job. Do videos on Adichanallur, Korkai, Kodumanal, Poompuhar, etc. There are so many ancient historical sites in the south.

  • real hero raja raja cholan

  • Sir even I also want to join with u

  • I reaaaalllllyyyy love your videos and i am so interested in my Indian's history i also tried to find these kind of things when i was small the way you think and see was out of the world and i love your all videos and also i think if i could find anything in your videos so i could tell you and i also myself visit those place and examine by my self that what more i can find out and give you the information and if god wants so i would love to meet you and visit those places and examine together coz i am so much interested these kind of things.. always makes me Enthusiastic whenever i see your videos and those details which makes it so real in our present world … And i saw your each and every videos and always amused every time and i also try to figure out more about what you saw …as far as i go i will visit those places and see all statues and carvings to understand … 😇😇 love your videos… You make me so Enthusiastic about this … I was already after these things and you made me mad to examEnthusiastical

  • வாழ்க சோழம்..

  • Just curious to know.. how the 100% complete temple of Thanjavur be !! 😊 do u have any ideas sir??

  • Fabulous history investigation..

  • Bro!..Pls publish ur videos in Tamil.First of all,Tamil ppl must know about these things..

  • Nice video bro keep doing the same.

  • Hey Sinhalese Guy, pls do not spread any wrong news on THE GREAT RAJA RAJA CHOLAN. He is not murdered by anyone. You Singhalese are spreading wrong news on THE GREAT INDIAN KING RAJA RAJA CHOLAN. MY DEAR INDIAN PEOPLE PLS DO NOT BELIVE HIS WORDS. SINHALESE HAS PERSONEL VENGENS ON TAMIL SO THEY ARE SPREADING FAKE NEWS ON RAJA RAJA CHOLAN.

  • @praveen Mohan, appreciate your effort….

  • brother Vera level brother…… pls more videos send and upold in YouTube

  • good work bro

  • தமிழன் இங்கே

  • Everyone should follow your path in spreading abt the historical events for the future generations to maintain the Indian legacy….

  • Please find where ashoka buried

  • God please don't cast your face…

  • தமிழ் வாழ்க

  • Which place bro? I need to go

  • He is great king I am studying his story I am from Karnataka we should stop fighting

  • I am from Maharashtra. Phenomenal work. We need to know more about our glorious history. Please keep up the good work.

  • Our chief ministers sleeping in big place by Marina beach. Its shame for TN people that we allowed this to happened to our great warrior ruler dynasty King. Geeat shame…

  • Please try your research and update. Its really interesting. Thank you so much

  • Dravida language is World oldest language

  • Tq for showing my tamil nadu

  • Interesting & very informative. Generates revival of interest in Golden era of Indian history. Thanks

  • First of all he is tamil king. Then i dian king . Mind it brother. And his name is rajaraja cholan…. Not rajaraja…

  • The Mughals destroy everything of golden bharat

  • Olunga pesu da dei.. Kekka mudiyala

  • Tamizhanda

  • Good info. We need Raja now to get back our Eelam. 😊👍

  • Goose bumps while watching this video. We are all studying about foreign kings and moguls but not about the great King raja raja cholan and rajendra cholan and also about pandya kingdom the first kingdom in the world.the history of cholas and pandya kingdom should be taught all over india and we Indians should take pride on our history.note: rajendra cholan was the first king in the world to build an Navy and he conquered lot of nations in southeast asia and also all kingdoms will have predecessor and successor but predecessor for the pandya kingdom in our history is unknown to any historians so according to me pandya kingdom is the oldest and first kingdom in the world.

  • Your work is very interesting. But the story of his death seems little unacceptable. Such powerful king being push by a woman ? He should really stand in an edge and much have lost himself, for her to push him of the edge which for me seems really impossible.

  • NAAM TAMILAR …💪

  • what about Surya Varman and his family ? Surya Varman was builder of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Where in India did his family originate ?
    In Kerala, even now there is royal family of Marthananda Varma. Is this the same Varman family ?

  • Raja raja Cholla King..not raja raja

  • Channel is highly underrated

  • Continue your work 👍

  • Tamil Nadu

  • Chola's history is still a mystery….Even it has more undiscovered history, and if it does then the world knows …. that would be the Proud moment for tamil and Tamil Nadu.

  • As usual awsome

  • Plz tell us some information of hampi

  • His name is RAJA RAJA CHOLAN a TAMIL KING not chola Or raja raja and Why you say he is a Indian king…sir do What good.don't say bullshit to people…and dont thing ather poeple say is true poeple dont true this Guy 100%🙏🏾

  • I am sure this lingam was not a funeral stone it was a nuke energy source ,sambady have to use a radiatiation detector, i am sure they will find a lot of radiation remnants ,the regular primitive indians do not have understand all them advanced technology ,they have seen all them flying Vimanas but they have believed , it was the gods powers , they have used then them lasers and them brahmaastra them nuke weapons, thousands years ago .I think they have rules over the entire world ,and then was a huge star war between all this ancient aliens civilizations ,and a lot of them has extinct and some survivers has returne back to their origine planets.I am sure you will find soon some better artefacts ,which will does reveals the ancient sankrits was not regular humans beings, greetings from dracula country !

  • Thanks brother you are doing great job enlighting the history of Ancient Great Indian and its Rulers…

  • உம் பணி சிறக்க எம் மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

  • Am very surprised and pleased with your work.Awesome sir,Such a beautiful & sacred work you have got yourself involved.Who would ever take interest in this kind of field work .I am very happy to know,with your research conclusion,this is not King Raja raja Cholan's actuall grave site.It can't be too. All the blessing from King Raja Raja Cholan & us.Keep up the good work.Marvelous.😇😇👍😘😘

  • Hi Praveen sir
    Plz visit elphanta caves near Mumbai
    This caves are same as kailasha temple ellora

  • As usual great praveen.

  • This is kinda pulp fiction with much fabrication..Mahinda v of Sri Lanka was a weak ruler at best.he could not pay his army during the last years of Anuradhapura and Velakkara and Malabari Army employed specially for himself called a mutiny and he fled to south of Sri Lanka..How could such weak king carefully craft a strategy to Kill a strongest rulers of his time..even Rajendra Chola could subjugate Southern Sri Lanka for only a period like 10 years and Price Called Kirthi slowly regained control over South and regained control of Sri Lanka in another 10 years time.

  • Tamil YouTubers ungaluku phone vikavo road poruka tha theri u ma olunga ellaru Tamil history and culture pathi video and footage la podungada…

  • Chola parabarai…😎😎

  • Great video!

  • I got too many knowledge within 2 weeks

  • Let's spread the Tamizh around the world. The folks should know about the mysterious language ever in the history.

  • Can you please comment in hindi or telugu

  • Pushing people off tall buildings isn’t cool man.

  • THANK YOU PRAVEEN FOR THE INVALUABLE AND EXCELLENT WORK YOU ARE DOING TO EDUCATE US ON THE MIND-BLOWING ABILITIES OF THE PEOPLE WHO CREATED ALL THIS MAGNIFICENT WORK OF ART. THE ONLY QUESTION THAT KEEPS POPING UP IN MY MIND IS DID WE FIND ANY TOOLS? IF NOT THEN THESE PEOPLE MUST HAVE COME FROM ANOTHER PLANET AND ON COMPLETION OF THEIR WORK THEY TOOK BACK ALL THE TOOLS THEY CAME WITH( ?)

  • Sir have u studied "udaiyaar" written by Balakumaran I think it will help for ur research anyway nice video expecting a lot

  • I think you can contact deiva nayagam, I saw his latest video on Raja Raja u can see him.

    Thanks

  • such a great king who ruled asia half of world..build society and temples were cremated in a small unknown thing..its ridiculous.or migt be cremated underground secretly

  • gov is useles.politics make money.they don't do this pride thing.

  • i guess he might murdrd by north kings or by shivaji because he visted in thanhavur temple his paintings all..hmm…pathetic should honor raja raja graveyard than puting shahjahan who married mumtaz sis kept in grand brand taj mahal which is also hindu shiva temple.pathetic.

  • thats the reason might politician don't talk on this because of north indian king kild raja raja from behind.

  • shivaji paintings in thanjavur temple his culture out there his writings.hows it possible he been there.he is the one does so.people think he is hero..everything is not truth what was told to u.

  • yeah y not menioned kings death not recorded

  • I don’t think so

  • I m thanjavur.

  • Amazing. Gives a different dimension altogether….different feel…..

  • BRO one place in near by hydrabad 108 lingas there. please discover this place .. my no. 7981126492

  • Stupid north indian school talks about mughals only…Raj raj s story is real indian..it is our tru history..so great..Temples made by Raj raja is tru indian architect.not Tajmahal

  • He has to be appointed as one of the director in Indian archialogical department

  • Thnx

  • Please release Hindi version of ur videos🙏🙏

  • Velakari annalum ne yan nagavali. evede malayaligal endo?

  • good job mohan keep up we need to know more about our ancestors history in ancient time.

  • Dai parathesi
    Raja raja illa da raja raja cholan

  • Hey stupid talk in Tamil you are taking about the wonder of the cholan history…..

  • Please do some research on keeladi

  • Well done!

  • Hi Sir, I want to know Puri Jagannath temple in details. There is a myth that Jagannath has a huge treasur in his treasury.and treasury guards king cobras. Is that true?. . .please tell me in details.

  • The great King raja raja Cholla 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

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