I have written articles on Vimanas, Aircrafts mentioned in Ancient Sanskrit texts of India. Vimanas are also mentioned in Ancient Tamil texts. These texts include Puran Ramayana, Mahabharata,and Sangam Literature of Tamil.The Vaimanika sastra by Sage Bharatwaja describes the type of Vimanas. I had also quoted information that Sri.Josier of Mysore Karnataka wrote a book and Sri. Talpade flew it.
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, a three-wheeled vehicle designed to operate in the air.
(Rig Veda 4.36.1)
Vaayu Ratha, a gas or wind-powered chariot.
(Rig Veda 5.41.6)Vidyut Ratha a vehicle that operates on electromagnetic power.
(Rig Veda 3.14.1).…
Only a few years ago, the Chinese discovered some Sanskrit documents in Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University of Chandrigarh to be translated. Dr. Ruth Reyna of the university said that the documents contain directions for building interstellar spaceships! The Chinese announced that they were including certain parts of the documents for study in their space program(* I had written on the ancient Sanskrit Texts found in Lhasa, Tibet)..’
The Rig Veda, the oldest document of the human race includes references to various modes of transportation. Link given at the end of the article.
Despite evidence as detailed above, there is still scepticism about the Vaimanika Sastra and the fact that the design works. One of my readers Ms.Kavya Vaddadi had published a book on Vaimanika Sastra design in collaboration with an Italian researcher. In the initial stages of the book I was of some use to her in deciphering the meaning of Sanskrit words and this has been acknowledged by her in the book,so nice of her.
The Vaimānika Śāstra was first committed to writing between 1918 and 1923, and nobody is claiming that it came from some mysterious antique manuscript. The fact is, there are no manuscripts of this text before 1918, and nobody is claiming that there are. So on one level, this is not a hoax. You just have to buy into the assumption that ‘channeling’ works. … there is no exposition of the theory of aviation (let alone antigravity). In plain terms, the VS. never directly explains how Vimanas get up in the air. The text is top-heavy with long lists of often bizarre ingredients used to construct various subsystems. … There is nothing here which Jules Verne couldn’t have dreamed up, no mention of exotic elements or advanced construction techniques. The 1923 technical illustration based on the text … are absurdly un-aerodynamic. They look like brutalist wedding cakes, with minarets, huge ornithopter wings and dinky propellers. In other words, they look like typical early 20th century fantasy flying machines with an Indian twist.
A 1974 study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, found that the heavier-than-air aircraft that the Vaimānika Śāstra described were aeronautically unfeasible. The authors remarked that the discussion of the principles of flight in the text were largely perfunctory and incorrect, in some cases violating Newton’s laws of motion. The study concluded:
Any reader by now would have concluded the obvious – that the planes described above are the best poor concoctions, rather than expressions of something real. None of the planes has properties or capabilities of being flown; the geometries are unimaginably horrendous from the point of view of flying; and the principles of propulsion make them resist rather than assist flying. The text and the drawings do not correlate with each other even thematically. The drawings definitely point to a knowledge of modern machinery. This can be explained on the basis of the fact that Shri Ellappa who made the drawings was in a local engineering college and was thus familiar with names and details of some machinery. Of course the text retains a structure in language and content from which its ‘recent nature’ cannot be assertedVaimanika Sastra Wiki write up.
I am puzzled as to why these statements are made despite empirical evidence on this theory and it’s practical application. And it has been demonstrated.https://play.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-12/episode-11