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The Temple of the Forbbiden Eye also sometimes referred to as the Temple of Mara is the titular location of the Disneyland attraction Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.


Description[]

The Temple of the Forbidden Eye is a temple located in the Lost Delta of India, along the Mekong river. It was built in tribute to the goddess Mara. Mara was said to gain her powers from the mythical Jewel of Power located somewhere within the temple.

Features[]

  • The Chamber of Destiny:
  • The Hall of Promise:
  • The Tunnel of Torment:
  • The Gates of Doom:
  • The Cavern of Bubbling Death:
  • The Mummy Chamber:
  • The Bug Room:
  • The Bridge:
  • The Snake Temple:
  • The Mud Slide:
  • The Rat Cave:
  • The Dart Corridor:
  • The Rolling Boulder Chamber:

History[]

The Temple of the Forbbiden Eye was a temple built in the Lost Delta region of modern-day India, honoring the the deity Mara. Mara was said to grant one of three magical gifts to those who visit the temple: eternal youth, earthly riches or visions of the future. The one condition was that the mortal who sought these gifts dare not look into Mara's eyes, otherwise they will pay with their life beyond the temple's Gates of Doom. The temple was lost in a river flood over 2000 years before the story's beginning.

In 1935, the temple was found by archaeologist Indiana Jones with using a map obtained from the Temple of Sherdil. Here, Jones and the Lost Delta Archaeological Expedition discovered the lost Temple of the Forbidden Eye with some assistance from the Jungle Navigation Company and British Colonial Affairs. To receive additional revenue for their expeditions, British Colonial Affairs had Jones and his friend Sallah Mohamed Faisel el-Kahir conduct tours within the temple, much to Jones' dismay. Jones' rival René Belloq also made his way to the temple upon hearing of its discovery.[1]

During the excavation, Jones wished to find the temple’s power source: the mysterious "Jewel of Power" which he had heard of from his mentor Abner Ravenwood. On July 6 of 1936, while searching for the Jewel of Power within the temple, Indiana would be lost within the ruins. During this absence, Jones' friend Sallah began hosting tours of the temple much to Indiana's dismay. When one particular group of tourists glared into the cursed eyes of Mara, the temple and its spirits began attempting to kill them only for them to be saved by Indiana who in-turn followed them back to the outside world.

When one particular group of tourists glared into the cursed eyes of Mara, the temple and its spirits began attempting to kill them only for them to be saved by Indiana who in-turn followed them back to the outside world.

Appearances and allusions[]

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Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye[]

The temple is the setting for this attraction.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar[]

A map with Mara's likeness on it is in the Lost & Found of this Disney Springs bar belonging to Indiana Jones' affiliate and SEA member Jock Lindsey.[2] On the map of the bar is also an illustration of the Eye of Mara over India.[3] Said map seemingly identifies Jock as having travelled to the bar.

The Jungle Cruise[]

While on board the Jungle Cruise, skippers will point out the temple when they ride by it. In the queue for the attraction, Nigel Greenwater mentions strange activities in the temple causing the governor general's officers to be dispatched to the scene.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar[]

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel has a map of the temple on display. It was gifted to Trader Sam by Sallah.There is also a photograph of Sam in-front of the temple.[4]

Trivia[]

  • The walls of the queue were lines with "Mara-glyphic", a form of hieroglyph which guests waiting in line for the attraction could decode using cards.

References[]

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