We all are aware of secret societies such as the Illuminati and Freemasons but when it comes to India, we appear to have had one of the oldest and most powerful secret societies, known as "The 9 Unknown Men," which was founded by Ashoka the Great over 2000 years ago. Until he invaded Kalinga, Ashoka was known as a ruthless ruler. At the cost of 1,00,000 lives, he won the Kalinga war, and the huge loss of life and brutal act converted him to Buddhism. Ashoka then dedicated the rest of his life to the pursuit of wisdom and peace. Samrat Ashoka knew that Ancient India had gathered vast knowledge and human civilization, both of which he sought to preserve since he feared a catastrophe if they fell into the wrong hands.
Emperor Ashoka was supposed to believe that knowledge is power and that the key to preserving that power is to gather, develop, and apply knowledge in a way that can be used for great actions but can also be horrible if it falls into the wrong hands. As a result, he gathered nine of India's most brilliant brains from diverse fields and disciplines to organize a secret society known as 'The Nine Unknown Men.'
It was, however, established in such a way that if a member left due to death, disease, or other reasons, a deserving member would be picked to take his place as the successor, and the society would continue to have exactly nine members at any given moment.
There were nine disciplines from which the nine were picked based on their expertise. Propaganda, Physiology, Microbiology, Alchemy, Communication, Gravity, Cosmogony, Light, and Sociology were among the subjects covered. Everything a strong leader required to be all-powerful was covered by these 9 disciplines. Between these nine disciplines, some subjects were controversial, secretive, and often referred to as 'forbidden.' Other themes include advanced communication, which appears to have included extraterrestrial communication with aliens. Metal transmutation is a prominent sort of alchemy, with the most common form being the conversion of metals to gold.
Pope Sylvester II, the first French Pope, journeyed to India on a secret expedition. During his adventure, he met the Nine Unknown and learned incredible skills. He also learned how to create a bronze head that could respond to inquiries with a Yes or No. This talking skull functioned similarly to binary systems. The Nine Unknown Men's book Vaimnika Shastra contains several secrets about aerodynamics, gravitation, and space flight. It is believed that this society exists today also.