It seems true. Odisha has a most abundant culture of ancient temples that look totally out of this world and has a lot of ancient lore behind them. From Mukteshwar temple to Konark Temple, every one of them has its uniqueness. But recently I came across a picture of a carving on the vimana of Mukteshwar Temple that shows a Pharaoh is playing chess with the King while another carving depicts the arrival of a special guest. It’s truly startling. It’s yet to be confirmed that who that pharaoh might be.

Apart from all the pharaohs of Egypt, Akhenaton stands unique above all as he openly trashed down the worship of the pantheon gods and introduced the Aten – The Sun Disk or The Self. It truly made a great revolution in Upper and Lower Egypt that the rivals tried so hard to remove it from their culture. So, it’s recently been found that Akhenaten has Indian Ancestral traits that even his son King Tut’s DNA trait is widely found in Indians.

Where did Akhenaton learn about the Sun Disk? We all knew the Hermes stood as one of the great masters in that land but his teachings were widely restored in India. Akhenaton might have travelled to India during his reign, or maybe his ancestors, that the pharaoh who’s playing chess with the Indian King Yayati might be related to Akhenaton’s family or Akhenaton himself. Whether it’s him or not, the pharaoh who visited the temple of Mukteshwar might also have visited the Sun Temple of Konark. So this confirms that these temples date back to much prior to what the historians claim and the worship of Sun Disk might have travelled to Egypt from India through the pharaoh who visited these temples. Or the worship of The Sun existed simultaneously and the Pharaoh might have heard of this and came all the way from Egypt. We shouldn’t forget that the aboriginals of Australia also have active relations with Egyptian Pharaohs and India is only halfway in between which they might have visited as a layover in the long voyage to Ancient Australia.