Ashoka’s Secret Society of Nine Men


“Nine Unknown Men”, is a secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men were entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge.

The Emperor founded the society of the Nine to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. It is said that the Emperor Asoka once aware of the horrors of war, wished to forbid men ever to put their intelligence to evil uses. During his reign natural science, past and present, was vowed to secrecy. Henceforward, and for the next 2,000 years, all researches, ranging from the structure of matter to the techniques employed in collective psychology, were to be hidden behind the mystical mask of a people commonly believed to be exclusively concerned with ecstasy and supernatural phenomena. Asoka founded the most powerful secret society on earth: that of the Nine Unknown Men.

One can imagine the extraordinary importance of secret knowledge in the hands of nine men benefiting directly from experiments, studies and documents accumulated over a period of more than 2,000 years. What can have been the aim of these men? Not to allow methods of destruction to fall into the hands of unqualified persons and to pursue knowledge which would benefit mankind. Their numbers would be renewed by co-option, so as to preserve the secrecy of techniques handed down from ancient times.

Each of the Nine is supposedly responsible for guarding and improving a single book. These books each deal with a different branch of potentially hazardous knowledge. Traditionally, the books are said to cover the following subjects:

The Nine Books

Propaganda and Psychological warfare: is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of large numbers of people. Instead of impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense presents information in order to influence its audience. It is the most dangerous of all sciences, as it is capable of moulding mass opinion. It would enable anyone to govern the whole world.

Physiology:  is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms. The book of The Nine included instructions on how to perform the “touch of death (death being caused by a reversal of the nerve-impulse).” One account has Judo being a product of material leaked from this book.

Microbiology, and, according to more recent speculation, Biotechnology:  In some versions of the myth, the waters of the Ganges are purified with special microbes designed by the Nine and released into the river at a secret base in the Himalayas. Multitudes of pilgrims, suffering from the most appalling diseases, bathe in them without harming the healthy ones. The sacred waters purify everything. Their strange properties have been attributed to the fact that they contain bacteriophages. But why should these not be formed in the Bramaputra, the Amazon or the Seine?

Alchemy:  including the transmutation of metals. In India, there is a persistent rumor that during times of drought or other natural disasters temples and religious organizations receive large quantities of gold from an unknown source. The mystery is further deepened with the fact that the sheer quantity of gold throughout the country in temples and with kings cannot be properly accounted for, seeing that India has few gold mines.

Communication:  including communication with extraterrestrials.

Gravitation:  Book 6 The Vaiminaka sastra is said to contain the instructions necessary to build a Vimana, sometimes referred to as the “ancient UFOs of India.”

Cosmology:  the capacity to travel at enormous speeds through spacetime fabric, and time-travel; including intra- and inter-universal trips.

Light:  the capacity to increase and decrease the speed of light, to use it as a weapon by concentrating it in a certain direction etc.

Sociology:   including rules concerning the evolution of societies and how to predict their downfall.


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  • You folks are doing a great job and churning out good articles. A suggestion, please list out your sources books, newspapers, periodicals, scholarly articles in journals andeven oral personal sources would be good. This would aid more reading on India by your readers.

    • Yes, I agree with Sri Hari Saravanan.. It is good to reveal such amazing facts but please mention references of your sources from where you received such facts.. it will add up to the authenticity of your article and will be more emphatic and effective to share with others.. Good job!

  • I heard about this 9 Unknown Sage’s When i was teenager.

    I am from Kerala, Akhanda Bharath.

    Some of my good friends r Christians. One of this friend told me that his father has great collection of Ancient Leaf Scriptures & Ayurvedic Scriptures Handed over to his father by his ancestor & later on his father has collected it as Antique, r now in bank locker. I dont Know what is their motive of this collection & what they r gona do with this collection. I think may be ppl like this dont know the value of the knowledge in this book for the betterment of mankind.

    There is other friends who r Hindus. There Parents have this kind of scripture collections that i know of.

    I think what we have to do is, Massive drive to collect all this scriptures from this kind peoples & create a information center of a whole new level of Studies regarding this Scriptures.

    • Mr Midhun Damu Bharathi,
      We have lost much of our knowledge to the islamic invaders and much of it is still laying waste in such forms in lockers, ground and other anonymous places. You must ask your freinds to donate the manuscripts to the reasearchers so that we could do something for the country. I am from Varanasi and a medical faculty at BHU, and also working for safeguarding the lost Indian treasure in form of books, inscriptions etc. We must preserve the national treasure. Please motivate and inspire them.
      You can contact me.

      • Please tell me in detail about this scriptures It is most important thing for us to get detailed history of our India and make it shine.

        • Can u plzz contct me.coz i want knw about ashoka.i m a big fan of him.coz i m from bihar.so dey was my ancestor.soo plzzzzzz

      • Sir, I won’t tell you my name ,but I know a person’s who was one of the 9 agent and I have a prooff too, these 9 persons your talking about ,I have heard them about a lot long long ago from my daii ji ,who died in nov 2001,the book that was passing from my ancestors to my father,we worship that book and are instructed to not read them.

      • Nice try sir ,
        But don’t you think you are manipulating other mind by saying you use it as wellfare of society ….I think so these books are hidden just for welfare of world so dont put your nose in this field ..

  • Hallo, I am from Kolkata. The article was very good and interesting. I wish to read more about this subject. Hence, requesting you to provide me the reference book if any pertaining to this article.

    Thanks and regards for updating my knowledge.


    Tapan Chakraborty

  • Hi, this emagazine is awesome. Being born outside of India caused me to have lack of knowledge on Hinduism, it’s customs etc…. This magazine has gv a lot of knowledge and ideas to me…. Keep up the good work Sanskriti team….

    -India is where roots are-

  • very very good article ,i want to read detail about secret nine.Please provide names of the books from where i can get detail information

  • Guys if are interested please read Ancient Indian Aircraft technology from Anti Gravity handbook by D. Hatcher Childress and this book is available in pdf format on web. Cheers

  • For hundreds of thousands of years and more, mankind has been living simply, thinking spiritually, in harmony with nature. Judging by the extremely rapid and dangerous developments in the last 200 years in practically every scientific field and their use for evil instead of good, the knowlegeds hidden by the nine, have already been distributed and fallen into the wrong hands; whether that is the same exact knowledge or copies of it. Now, that knowledge needs to be put into the right, pure hands to counter the power of those with evil intent. As far as secret books kept in bank vaults or hidden at home, someone has to keep them safe and better the descendents of the family, and separated, than in one place where the world governments, and religions which have been compromised have access to it.

  • It was not Ashok, it was ChandraGupta II Vikramditya, actually the dating commensurate with CGII and not Ashoka who dated 1534 BC by Indian records. This is first time in many years after westernized history.

  • Love this Information about my Proud Past… My Home Land “Kashmir” is not safe…

    May God enables good time for us to be able to visit “Takshshila” without VISA…


  • What was the language spoken during the time of Ashoka and what was the language used in the manuscripts. Who in those days in north mastered so many art forms. I can accept if it is the books written by Siddhas down south. Can you provide additional details.

  • Sir, I won’t tell you my name ,but I know a person’s who was one of the 9 agent and I have a prooff too, these 9 persons your talking about ,I have heard them about a lot long long ago from my daii ji ,who died in nov 2001,the book that was passing from my ancestors to my father,we worship that book and are instructed to not read them.

  • And now California dept of education wants to remove the words India and Hinduism from school books. Such a shame.

  • Still i am working on it, bit more of confusion on this but i got little int about this unknown nine men, i strongly believe somehow they are related to ( Navagraha Gods),

  • Hi,
    I am a film maker from Los Angeles and I am working on a feature movie on the Asoka’s Unknown Nine Men and I would love to get more information and theories that exist about the subject.
    There are some points which are unclear to me from the sources and I would appreciate it if anyone could help me understand them better.
    1. Did Alexander know about the books and did he return back because he found the nine and understood that the information should not be passes on. That is the reason he turned back and wanted to go home?
    2. Is the information accumulated in poetic form so we have to decode it to be used?
    3. Is it the hidden information from the Mahabharata?
    4. Is Judo a leak from the book?
    5. Is there a proof that all these scientists who claimed to study Sanskrit and visited India just before their discoveries met with the nine to get the information?

    There are other questions that my team has but it is hard to get answers about this topic. So please feel free to reach out in any way possible.
    I study film production at university of Southern California which is the best film school in the world so we will be able to pitch the project to the biggest production houses in the world.
    I am looking for more information on the topic.
    If there are any suggestions please let me know.

    Thank you.

      • Dear Dr.Sikandar

        As per my little knowledge,

        1. The first reference for the Unknown nine had come from the author Talbot Mundy in his book the Unknown Nine. I believe in certain parts of old India which i believe was spread till modern Tibet to Srilanka (maybe beyond that) the nine disciples must have spread and all of them worshippers of Kali. It might be a different story on Alexander if he had turned back after he had seen any one of the nine.

        2. It is said Vymanika Shastra has leaked out. Checking the real book might help you.

        3. More than Mahabharata, The Vedas and Upanishads. Vedas are the scientific scriptures; the encyclopedia. Upanishads is considered as today’s Google.

        4. Yes that’s what they mention. if you google more about Saint Bodhidharma who was a chola dynasty prince left to travel and it says that he introduced martial arts (combination of judo, kungfu, taichi and kalari). He might be one of the nine. His life is interesting. that might help you in exploring more.

        5. The scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose is considerred to be in the stream of the Unknown nine and Paul Sylvester the pope is also considerrd to have contacted with one of the nine.

        This has always been curious and interesting to know more about Hindu culture.

        but I believe King Ashoka was wise and realised the ultimate aim in life is self realization where he adopted peace in mind and adopted Budhism.

        This might be of little knowledge I know.

        Vikas Vasudevan