KAILASH DHANRAKSHA YANTRA
There is a serious hunt among collectors of ancient relics andfor one of the oddest, perhaps the most mysterious, and, if true, arguably oneof the greatest treasures of the Orient. Bangalore in India,is suddenly abuzz with enquiries and rumours of the existence of an ancientrelic, a locket talisman, shaped like a large metal plate, described as“bearing a 12-animal Chinese calendar-like symbol along the edge of itsimperfect circle”.
Believed to have been created in the 9th centuryAD in India, this relic is considered “safe”. It is believed not to possess anybad-luck or misfortune, especially, it is said, if you were to keep it in yourpossession strictly in a logical and easy-to- understand cycle of “12” hours,days, months or years. It was found to have helped people of all religions andbeliefs, to amass great wealth and power. It is believed to have traveledaround the world, changing hands at least 692 times, entering India at least 9times in the last 200m years. It is believed to contain a trapped “tulpa”(Tibetan word for a spirit). It was photographed for the first time in India in1960 by a Duncan Brother’s tea planter on the request of Keshav Prasad Goenka,father of Rama Prasad Goenka the media magnate. It is not known if K.P. Goenkaever possessed it, or how or where it came to be photographed. Strangely, itwas Goenka’s archrival Dhirubhai Ambani ofReliance who is believed to have later acquired it. Nearly five years after thephotograph was taken by KPG, an Arab contact of Dhirubhai in Aden informed himof it. After confirming its authenticity, he is said to have borrowed it for aprincely sum. At least one Arab family member from Aden has confirmed to aChinese diplomat that in 1965 Dhirubhai religiously carried the KDY around inhis pocket for 36 days.
The Talisman is now once again believed to besomewhere in India. Speculation is on as towhether the “tulpa” chose the recent Reliance family split to free itself,perhaps seeking a new owner! However, the lid of secrecy surrounding therelic’s possible location was blown in the second week of April 2005, when theChinese premier Wen Jiabao visited Bangalore. It became known that he asked his staff tosecretly enquire from specified private collectors, temple officials, carefullyselected individuals and museum curators, of the possible location of thistalisman in South India. The Chinese intelligenceagencies had him believe the KDY was in existence in South India, and causedthe premier to make some unofficial forays, in the hope of locating andacquiring it, if possible. His keenness in wanting to possess this ancientrelic went rather overboard, as a few media persons got wind of it. On beingtipped off, they tried to extract some information from the Chinese officialsin private. The following week, a long forgotten, and perhaps the only knownphotographs of the talisman in existence, taken in the early 60s, made itsappearance (along with discrete enquires) among private collectors around thecountry. To add to the confusion, photocopies of a “pencil-rubbing” showing therelief features of the KDY began surfacing at Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai & Hyderabad, confirming immediately toprivate collectors and museums, the existence of the metal plaque, as confirmedby the Chinese intelligence agency. Now there remains no doubt of the ChinesePremier’s secret and private agenda, and of his rather desperate and blatantenquiries. At least one Bangalore based information Technology Company’s CEO isknown to have received an offer, after being directly approached, promising areward of US $ 10 million only to trace this relic. The Chinese officials whencontacted deny any knowledge of this, and on being persistently queried,light-heartedly humored the media personnel. However, one member of thedelegation, on condition of anonymity, agreed to divulge the details of theirleader’s keen interest in acquiring the item. According to him, at least fiveIndian government officials, two Bollywood personalities, one Tamil moviepersonality, three Indian Industrialists, two Communist party leaders fromKerala and Bengal, and one official of the Salar Jungmuseum, Hyderabad, have offered to try and locate this relic for theChinese Premier. The Chinese Embassy in New Delhiis however tight-lipped on this affair.
It has been allegedly observed (and reported through history) that generallythe relic’s arrival or presence in a country/kingdom immediately manifests inthe form of an up-swing in the nations economic growth and power, and therulers begin to receive unimaginable wealth, support and prestige from all overthe world in fulfillment of the talisman’s promise of health, wealth andhappiness.
As is believed to have happened in the past, politicians, aspiring worldleaders, election candidates etc., are once again setting aside their personalwealth to search for, and to possess the original piece at least once in theirlifetime.
News appears to have traveled fast. British and Russian intelligence agenciesare believed to be making discrete enquiries in all the metros in India aboutthis strange item from India’s ancient past. TheAmericans, whose intelligence agency, the CIA, have long known of therelic’s existence, ever since a well-known American millionaire and publicfigure was dispossessed of it, have been busy scouring every place in India,from people’s private homes to museums, from private collections to the fleamarkets of Calcutta and Mumbai, from Delhi’s Chandni-Chowk to the old city gullies of Charminar in Hyderabad in search of the Talisman.
Power beyond Human Imagination:
It is believed that the Kailash Dhanaraksha Tantra Talisman has never oncefailed to meet the wishes and ambitions of its possessors throughout itshistory. The owner or possessor is advised to place the talisman in anextremely pure and hygienic atmosphere. The Talisman is accompanied by a“tulpa”- a Tibetan word for a phantom / ghostly form born solely from theimagination, and yet so strongly vitalized so as to actually materialize orcause things to happen. A “tulpa” is no more than an extremely powerful thoughtform. A known easy method to contain and control the “tulpa” is to keep theTalisman covered, immersed under dry holy ash in a box that is shut tight andcovered or wrapped in saffron cloth. It derives its super spiritual power andstrength from 12 cyclical sacred mantras. Each animal symbol represents thetheological expressions of the 12 mantras. Anyone touching the brass talismanwith naked hands, without any intention of wearing it, is advised to washhis/her hands with turmeric water and dry the hands, both before and afterhandling it. Once in possession, and placed in a suitable place, the Talismanshould not be moved, sold or gifted without following its logical andsuccessive 12-mantra cycle. It is to be disposed off (sold or gifted) in daysthat sum-up to multiples of 12 (i.e.: 12, 24, 36, etc) since acquiring orcoming in possession of it. The Talisman is believed to serve an individualonly once during his or her lifetime. It meets your highest aspiration anddesires. While in possession of this talisman, the owner is requires to wear iton his/her person for at least 12 hours, 12 days, 12 months, or 12 years. Andduring this time one should be wishing and dreaming in a meditative mood ofones highest aspirations and ambitions during this lifetime. The “tulpa” in thetalisman feels the vibrations and “hears” the inner desires of the wearer, andbegins the irreversible process to meet ones desires. Then on, all the forcesof the universe begin to conspire to make ones dream a reality. When the periodof wearing it is over, it must be replaced in the sacred-ash box. It is advisedthat one should consume only vegetarian food during the period that one wearsthe talisman on ones person.
This ancient relic is believed to have been cast in brass by six Tibetan“lamas” and six Indian “rishis” through 12 years of ritual fasting, andchanting of the 144 secrets Vedic slokas, 144 sacred Buddhist Sutras and 144Tantric Mantras, between the years 812 AD and 824 AD to invoke “Kriya Shakti”. Legend speaks of how the talisman was heatedand cooled for 144 days by soaking it in a pool of 720 medicinal herbs, rootsand plant-extracts painstakingly collected from various parts of the world. Itwas exposed to the elements including the Lunar and Solar eclipses of those 12years, especially during the auspicious minutes of total eclipse from atop theholy mountain of Mount Kailash, as per Vedic,Buddhist and Tantric rites. Placed in the middle of a Kyilkhor or yantra(magical diagram) the relic was struck by lightning many times during theyagnas performed by the holy seers high in the mountains. Finally it wasreleased into the world by allowing it to “gestate”, by being hung around theneck of a carefully chosen healthy and physically perfect wild tiger foranother 144 days.
Throughout the history of this talisman, many people, with the ability to see,have observed a blue and white aura emanating from this ancient metal plate,especially on full-moon nights.
Successful people throughout the world have paid unimaginable amounts in goldand money to try and buy this talisman. And some of the lucky ones havepossessed it in secrecy, successfully deriving untold and unaccountablebenefits in terms of money and power, and selling it again when satiated. Whenthe time comes for the talisman to leave its possessor, it is said there is nostoping it.
A Few Historical Personalities known to have Encountered The Talisman.
Marco polo, the Italian traveler is believed to have ritually worn thisTalisman around his neck for 12 months in the year 1272 AD before returning itto Kubla Khan, the Emperorof China.
The Mughal Emperor Humayun wore the Talismanwhile he was in exile and regained his kingdom from SherShah Suri.
Two hundred years later it was traced to a wealthy merchant in a little villagecalled Puglia in Italy around 1480, believed tohave been brought there by a wealthy Romany gypsy.
Later one John Dee came in possession of the Talisman at London in 1546, but hedid not follow the 12-cycle ritual, and sold it to an impoverished noblemanwithin three months of possessing it. Though John Dee rose to become asuccessful scholar, negative vibrations caused by a restless “tulpa” troubledhim for sometime.
The Talisman surfaced again in the tiny church of Sainte Madeleine, this timein the possession of a priest, one Francois Berenger Sauniere in the winter of1892-1893. The priest was suddenly blessed with incalculable wealth andprestige. Sauniere died in 1917, and gave the talisman to one Marie Denarnaud,who wore it on her person, as per the ritual, for a cycle of 12 months beforeselling it to a French diplomat. For 36 years thereafter, until her death, sheremained wealthy, never wanting of anything.
Alexandra David-Neel, a Frenchwoman, is believed to have taken it back to theHimalayas, the land of its origin, in 1923. This was the fifth time it enteredIndia. She is believed to have taken a photograph of the piece, and is creditedwith creating at least 30 pencil “rubbing” impressions of it before handling itto the then Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama, whoinstantly recognized it, is believed to have said, “Let it go back to the worldto complete its cycles”. Many of the pencil impressions are believed to bestill in existence in China, India and Europe,without any idea to viewers today as to the real significance the impressionrepresents.
Viceroy and Lady Curzon, the sultan of Brubei, HowardHughes and a well-known Japanese car manufacturer are among the manysuccessful people believed to have been in possession of the Talisman for aperiod of at least 96 days. The positive results of possessing the Talismanshowed and manifested itself often a few months after they had sold or given itaway, indicating that the “Tulpa” sometimes “stayed back” for some more timewith its last owner to complete its task.
Dhirubai Ambani is believed to have come in possession of the Talisman in 1965and carried it in his pocket wrapped in a saffron cloth for 36 days. This wasthe last time an Indian is known to have possessed the KDY.
Until now, the Chinese official visit to Bangalore seems to have opened aPandora’s box. Many explorers, collectors, curators and government agenciesthroughout the world have constantly been trying hard to trace the item andpossess it. It has been seen, possessed changed hands, spoken of and writtenabout for centuries in various parts of the world. Museums around the worldhave all, at some point in time been alerted of its existence. Some employeesof the well-known auction houses of Sotheby and Christie have been instructedto keep a quiet lookout for this mysterious and somewhat curious Sino-Indianrelic, though not without some skepticism. The item is obviously priceless. Ifthe anonymous Chinese official at Bangalore is tobe believed, at least four Arab millionaires or their agents have visited Indiain the last two years in search of the Talisman.
Known Details and Description of the Talisman:
Shape: Irregular Circle (Not a perfect circle). The genuine piece isrecognizable as it is allegedly not perfect in design and lacks symmetry. Thecrude brass plate is reportedly thick along onearc of its circumference and thin on another. A small projection in the form ofa brass loop on the top circumference allows the wearer to pass a string orthong through it to wear around the neck or waist. The front face of the metalplate has 12 animals, of what we today know as the Chinesecalendar depicted in a circle, along and around its circumference. Closeto the edge of the brass plates are tiny circles,forming a chain of spots. Most of these spots are distinct to the naked eye,but some appear to be worn out through the ages. Towards the center are eightsets of three broken lines placed in an octagon as seen on a Korean flag,within a serrated circle of 5.9 cm diameter. The center has worm-like symbolicmarkings drawn in nine boxes. Dividing a circle into nine parts with serratedlines forms the boxes.
On the reverse the brass is flat, plain and crudely finished as if beaten toshape. No symbolic art or impressions have been engraved on this side. Yet thisface has its own image, and like a fingerprint, the original imperfections onthe rough surface provide clear markings in metal to distinguish the realTalisman from any attempts at imitation. The Chinese official was particularlyemphatic about the random, irregular and crudely finished reverse side todistinguish the original KDY.
Diameter: This crudely made brass plate is said to have a varyingdiameter measuring between about 10.3 cm (vertically) to about 10.6 cm(horizontally). The loophole at the top is about 3 mm diameters to allow astring or thong.
Weight: The talisman is believed to weigh exactly 220 grams.
Imitations, and How to Distinguish the Original.
Imitations of the relic have been made at various times in history in manyparts of the world. In China and Tibet, fraud wasperhaps not intended, as the markings on the relic represent auspicioussymbols, and claims to being in possession of the “real” talisman were few, andeasily dismissed.
Today, as per the Chinese official who visited Bangalore, anyone claiming tohave seen, or is in possession of the original should be able to show at leastanother photograph matching the 1960 photograph supplied by them (shown here).Or an impression in pencil or charcoal “rubbings” of both surfaces: obverse andreverse. The imperfections of the metal cast and especially of its crudelyfinished reverse must match with the original. Just locating the originaltalisman, it is said, would attract a reward of over 40 crores in Indian rupees. Its purchase by the Chinese would dependon the willingness of the present owner to sell the item. The price would thenbe negotiated directly though their own mediators.
Apart from the financial offer made by the Chinese diplomats, there are otherswhose offers are not openly known, except by collectors and museum owners.Indian officials feel very strongly about the relic leaving the country, but atthe moment cannot find a legal or viable reason to stop it from doing so.Neither has the talisman ever had a permanent owner or legal papers.
The known photographs of the object taken in 1960, and a photocopy of a pencilrubbing made by Alexandra David-Neel in 1923, are reproduced here. These wererecently circulated in India by Chinese officials to trace the location of theTalisman.
The truth about this relic is difficult to ascertain. However, there cannot beso much smoke without some fire. The talisman probably exists somewhere, but itclaims of power and especially the story of its creation are perhaps a myth.Only time will tell.
It would be prudent to examine any claim to the existence of this ancient relicwith caution, as large sums of money are involved here. The only redeemingfactor in favor of the original piece is that the crude impressions on thereverse side cannot be duplicated in brass even by the best of forgers.
One can only hope that the Indian government would take cognizance of thisfrantic search for a truly “Indian wonder”, a treasure from our past, a promiseof a nation’s pride and prosperity, and allow the “tulpa” to reside in one ofour museums for all to see.