I have posted articles on the Vaimanika Shastra, of making airplanes in Hinduism
Also the information on the fact that the Axle Pushpaka Vimana (of Ravana) having been discovered in Sri Lanka.
I am quoting some information on the Science of Rocketry Space Shuttle,reflecting Lenses,Mirror Induced Weapons in the Ancient Indian Texts.
Dr. Roberto Pinotti asked the delegates to examine in detail the Hindu texts instead of dismissing all the Vimana descriptions and traditions as mere myth. “The importance of such studies and investigations could prove to be shocking for today’s man because the existence of flying devices beyond mythology can only be explained with a forgotten superior civilization on earth,” he said. Pointing out that Indian Gods and heroes fought in the skies using piloted vehicles with terrible weapons.
Dr. Pinotti said they were similar to modern jet propelled flying machines. 32 secrets: He said certain descriptions of the Vimanas seemed ‘too detailed and technical in nature to be labeled as myth.’ He cited various texts to show there were 32 secrets relating to the operation of Vimanas, some of which could be compared to modern day use of radar, solar energy and photography. Quoting from‘Vymanika Shastra’ he said the ancient flying devices of India were made from special heat absorbing metals named ‘Somaka, Soundalike and Mourthwika.’
He said the text also discussed the seven kinds of mirror and lenses installed aboard for defensive and offensive uses. The so-called ‘Pinjula Mirror’ offered a sort of ‘visual shield’ preventing the pilots from being blinded by ‘evil rays’ and the weapon ‘Marika‘ used to shoot enemy aircraft ‘does not seem too different from what we today called laser technology,’ he said.
|According to the Italian expert, the ‘principles of Page 1 propulsion as far as the descriptions were concerned, might be defined as electrical and chemical but solar energy was also involved’. For instance, the ‘Tripura Vimana’ mentioned in ‘Vymanika Shastra’ was a large craft operated by ‘motive power generated by solar rays,’ Dr. Pinotti said, adding ‘its elongated form was surely much closer to that of a modern blimp.’|
..He described the author of the treatise ‘Vymanika Shastra‘ as a man ‘attempting to explain an advanced technology.’ Dr. Pinotti, who has made an exhaustive study of the history of Indian astronautics, said another text, Samaraanganasutraadhaara had 230 stanzas devoted to the principles of building Vimanas and their use in peace and war. He said ancient Aryans knew the use of the element ‘fire’ as could be seen from their ‘Astra‘ weapons that included Soposamhara (flame belching missile), Prasvapna (which caused sleep) and four kinds of Agni Astras that traveled in sheets of flame and produced thunder. He said the car that was supposed to go up to Suryamandal (solar system) and the Naksatramandala (stellar system) cannot be dismissed as a myth because of the ‘technical nature’ of its description. Dr. Pinotti said depictions of space travel, total destruction by incredible weapons and the fact that Vimanas resembled modern unidentified flying objects would suggest that India had a ‘superior but forgotten civilization.’ ‘In the light of this, we think it will be better to examine the Hindu texts’ and subject the descriptive models of Vimanas to more scientific scrutiny,’ he said.
The mention of airplanes is found many times throughout Vedic literature, including the following verse from the Yajur-Veda describing the movement of such machines:
“O royal skilled engineer, construct sea-boats, propelled on water by our experts, and airplanes, moving and flying upward, after the clouds that reside in the mid-region, that fly as the boats move on the sea, that fly high over and below the watery clouds. Be thou, thereby, prosperous in this world created by the Omnipresent God, and flier in both air and lightening. (Yajur Veda, 10.19)
The Rig Veda, the oldest document of the human race includes references to the following modes of transportation:
- Jalayan – a vehicle designed to operate in air and water. (Rig Veda 6.58.3)
- Kaara- Kaara- Kaara- a vehicle that operates on ground and in water. (Rig Veda 9.14.1)
- Tritala- Tritala- Tritala- a vehicle consisting of three stories. (Rig Veda 3.14.1)
- Trichakra Ratha – Trichakra Ratha – Trichakra Ratha – a three-wheeled vehicle designed to operate in the air. (Rig Veda 4.36.1)
- Vaayu Ratha- Vaayu Ratha- Vaayu Ratha- a gas or wind-powered chariot. (Rig Veda 5.41.6)
- Vidyut Ratha- Vidyut Ratha- Vidyut Ratha- a vehicle that operates on power. (Rig Veda 3.14.1).
Kathasaritsagara refers to highly talented woodworkers called Rajyadhara and Pranadhara. The former was so skilled in mechanical contrivances that he could make ocean crossing chariots. And the latter manufactured a flying chariot to carry a thousand passengers in the air. These chariots were stated to be as fast as thought itself. (source: India Through The Ages: History, Art Culture and Religion – By G. Kuppuram p. 532-533).
According to Dr. Vyacheslav Zaitsev:
“the holy Indian Sages, the Ramayana for one, tell of “Two storied celestial chariots with many windows” “They roar like off into the sky until they appear like comets.” The Mahabharata and various Sanskrit books describe at length these chariots, “powered by winged lighting…it was a ship that soared into the air, flying to both the solar and stellar regions.”
(source: Temples and Spaceships – By V. Zaitsev – Sputnik, Jan. 1967 and Hinduism in the Space Age – By E. Vedavyas p. 31-32).